I think pretty much everyone who learns peyote stitch makes one of "those" bracelets. You know the ones I'm talking about: a wide (or narrow) strip of peyote stitch, usually even-count, with a button clasp on one end. It's probably the one most unattractive piece of peyote stitch jewelry in your collection, right?
But if you think about it, the humble little strip of peyote stitch can open up a world of beading possibilities, even for a new beader. Just what can you do with that little strip of peyote stitch? Here are five easy ideas to get you started!
When you look at a simple strip of peyote stitch like a blank canvas, you'll see that there are so many ways for you to create with it! Twist it, shape it, embellish it and layer it until you have a beaded creation that is truly unique. Don't limit yourself to just cylinder beads, either. Try making a strip of peyote stitch using Tila beads, peanut beads, bugle beads or cube beads and see what happens.
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Now, let's see how many more uses you can come up with for the humble peyote stitch strip! What kinds of jewelry making components can you make from a little strip of peyote stitch? Share your ideas with us by leaving a comment on this blog! And if you decide to try your own experiments with a little strip of peyote stitch, take a photo of your beaded creation and post it in the Reader Photo Gallery for us to see!
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