It is made in Peyote Stitch: an off-loom bead weaving technique. Each added bead is “sewn” into place, producing a fabric of tightly integrated beads and leaving no evidence of the thread that connects them. I used white and red Rocailles. The pattern comes from Latvian folklore: it calls Auseklis or Morning star. Auseklis is a Latvian god, and the personification of the celestial body Venus. He is third most popular deity in Latvian mythology after Saule (the Sun) Latvian mythology after and Mēnes (the Moon). It’s used for protection against evil spirits.