Odd-Count Peyote Stitch

Odd Count Peyote Stitch

Here’s a cool trick to make odd-count peyote as easy as even-count peyote. String the first two rows (beads 1-5). String the first bead in the next row (bead 6) and work peyote stitches back towards the tail (bead 7). Pass on a diagonal through the last two beads in the previous row (beads 2 and 1). String the first bead in the next row (bead 8) and simply loop around through the bead below (bead 1), exiting through the bead just added (bead 8). That’s it! Continue in peyote, making this loop turn to connect the new bead each time you return to the tail end of a row.

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!