Peyote Stitch Projects from Beading Daily: 7 FREE Peyote Stitch Patterns

Peyote stitch is not the easiest beading stitch to learn, but many will agree that once you get the hang of it, you’ll be hooked! There are so many beading designs out there, it seems like we’ll never run out of ways to change up this stitch and create amazing beadwork. Beading Daily has assembled a new collection – and included a few old favorites – of peyote patterns just for our Beading Daily readers. The collection includes 7 free projects that show off the versatility and how creative you can get with this age-old off-loom bead-weaving stitch. These top-quality designs are sure to inspire your creative spirit to start a new peyote bracelet or necklace today!

 

As an added bonus to our free projects; if you’ve ever been frustrated trying to read and follow a charted peyote pattern, you’re not alone. We’ve included a couple of our favorite Beading Daily blogs all about ways to mark your place in your peyote patterns and how to interpret a peyote graph for making beautiful beaded jewelry!

Free Peyote Projects from Beading Daily

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Here’s what you’ll find inside.

Explore the wonders of peyote stitch with this free pattern!

DIY Beaded Rings

Finger Food by Leslie Rogalski

 

A simple band doesn’t have to be simple at all when you add a striking, graphic pattern and your favorite colors, like in Leslie Rogalski’s Finger Food peyote stitched rings. This project is ideal for beginners who want to learn this popular stitch. Regular fans of this bead-weaving technique will find this pattern to be instant gratification. These work up so fast that you’ll be making them in every color to match your favorite outfits!

Make a stunning peyote bracelet

Make a Tubular Beaded Bracelet

Confetti Spiral by Marilyn T. Aronson

 

Tubular peyote stitch gets fancy when you change up the beads in each round. Marilyn T. Aronson’s Confetti Spiral looks like you made lots of complicated increases and decreases throughout this colorful peyote rope, but just using different sizes of seed beads is what creates the ins and outs of this bracelet. Create your own fiesta using vivid, bold colors in a Dutch spiral, where simply changing bead sizes in tubular peyote creates a dynamic twist effect. Once you get the hang of the spiraling stitches, you’ll have a samba of a bracelet on your wrist in no time!

Create a necklace with this free pattern!

Flat Circular Peyote Stitch Necklace Project

Pearly Mosaic by Lisa Kan

 

Mosaic tile work inspired this necklace in colors chosen to mimic the sea. By utilizing both transparent and opaque Japanese seed beads in two sizes, 15° and 11°, Lisa added subtle textural interest to the design. Instead of increasing stitches, one and two drop is used to expand the ring uniformly. Although made in the same pattern, the rings have alternating colors and connecting them in a particular sequence adds a sense of controlled randomness and movement. The pearl clasp closure provides a seamless connection and is modeled after a ball and socket concept. You’ll find yourself loving the soothing rhythm of flat, circular peyote stitch as you work up a series of components with your favorite seed beads to assemble into a stunning necklace.

Get free peyote patterns here!

DIY Jewelry Findings: Beaded Clasps

Playful Clasps by Melinda Barta

 

Finish your next project with this easily customizable toggle clasp. Not only are the gold collars fun to play with because they slide around the toggle ring, but they also help hold the toggle bar in place when worn. Enjoy the best of both tubular and circular peyote stitch with Melinda Barta’s Playful Clasps. These easy-to-make clasps let you create a whole range of beaded jewelry design possibilities, including options for those with sensitivities to metals.

Make beautiful beaded jewelry with these free peyote patterns!

How to Make Beaded Earrings with Flat Peyote Stitch

Summer Bird House Earrings by Judi Wood

 

Try your hand at some fun-shaped earrings with a pair of Judi Wood’s Summer Bird House Earrings. These delicate little earrings work up fast while teaching you how to achieve lines and shapes.

amazing free tutorial for beaders

Make a Beaded Necklace

Dragonfly Gingko Necklace by Barbara Ellis

 

For a more challenging shaped project; make Barbara Ellis’ Dragonfly Gingko Necklace. Combine a striking shaped stitch pendant with other favorite beading stitches to create a piece of artistic beaded jewelry for any occasion!

Learn how to peyote stitch with this free eBook!

Necklace Stringing Pattern

Dragonfly Gingko Necklace by Barbara Ellis

 

For a more challenging shaped project; make Barbara Ellis’ Dragonfly Gingko Necklace. Combine a striking shaped stitch pendant with other favorite beading stitches to create a piece of artistic beaded jewelry for any occasion!

New peyote patterns for advanced beading, and guides to peyote for beginners. There’s something here for everyone.

Do you love those gorgeous patterns for flat peyote but find yourself confused when it comes to actually reading them and stitching them up? Included is a popular Beading Daily blog about how to interpret those stitch patterns and ways to mark your place while beading.

Get a helpful page of graph paper for beading designs