Maya Beaded Necklace | National Geographic Store, The Tz‘utujil are one of the smallest of the ethnic subgroups that make up Maya culture. Living in the Lago de Atitlan region of Guatemala, they raise coffee and maize in addition to welcoming tourists who are drawn by Tz‘utujil painting, weaving, and beadwork. The beaded medallions in this colorful jewelry are handcrafted by Tz‘utujil artisans using glass seed beads and Czech fire-polished glass crystals.
The bead tassel charms are the perfect versatile accessory. Because they have a clasp on the end you can string them onto a necklace, make a pair of earrings, or even just decorate a purse. Making beaded jewelry doesn't have to be limiting.