Circular Peyote Stitch

For circular peyote stitch, string 3 beads and form the first round by passing through the first bead.  For the second round, string 2 beads and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat twice.  To set up for the third round, pass through the first bead of the current round.  For the third round, string 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat all around, then step up at the end of the round.  Continue in this manner, alternating the two previous rounds.  You may need to adjust the bead count depending on the relative size of the beads in order to keep the circle flat.

See peyote stitch.

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Michelle M.

About Michelle M.

I was the founding editor of Beading Daily (2007-2009) and my now a freelance designer/writer/editor.  My designs have been published in Stringing, Step by Step Beads, Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, Creative Jewelry, Beadwork, and other magazines. I enjoy stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metal work, mixed media, beadweaving—pretty much anything that involves beads or jewelry.  I also enjoy exploring new crafts like pottery and felting.  I write a personal blog if you want to see more of my work.

16+ Free Beading Projects: A list of the free projects I created for Beading Daily.

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Pictured here is a pair of earrings I made for the Spring 2010 issue of Stringing in an attempt to get over my fear of designing with the color orange!