Widely known as “Ghost Beads” or Cedar Berries, the seed of the Juniper is frequently gathered by Native Americans for jewelry making. It is believed that Ghost Beads will bring the person possessing them good luck. They are also believed to provide protection against all evil.
This listing is for premium grade juniper beads for beading, jewelry making and crafting. Each individual bead is wild harvested and hand selected to ensure quality.
One string of 50 beads is approximately 12 inches long and can easily make two or more necklaces when combined with other beads.
“Ghost Beads” are commonly used to craft bracelets, necklaces and dreamcatchers as protection charms which can be worn or hung in the home. Juniper seed beads represent the interconnection between the earth, trees, animals and humans. They bring peace, harmony and safety to the wearer.
Juniper beads come with a natural hole at one end. A smaller hole is made in the other end making the seed useful in beadwork and jewelry making. It is said that ants eat off one end of the berry and eat the meat inside, leaving the seed hollow.
This is a natural product, so please expect some variation in size, shape and color. Juniper beads are extremely difficult to find and very labor intensive to harvest, select and create holes bead by bead. However, we are happy to share these treasured, natural, sustainable beads for all your beading, jewelry and crafting needs!
Available in quantities of 50 and 100 (we always add a few extra beads per package).