was not the easiest beading stitch for me to
learn. After somehow making my first peyote stitch amulet bag using flat,
even-count peyote stitch, I suddenly found myself completely bewildered as to
how I actually worked the stitch. I spent several years trying to master peyote
stitch, until a wonderful teacher showed me an easy way to work tubular peyote
stitch. Once I got the hang of it, I was hooked!
Apparently, I'm not alone. There are so many peyote stitch
beading designs out there, it seems like we'll never run out of ways to change
up peyote stitch and create amazing beadwork with this popular beading stitch.
We've assembled a new collection - and included a few old
favorites - of peyote stitch patterns just for our Beading Daily readers that shows off the versatility of peyote
stitch, and how creative you can get with this age-old off-loom beadweaving
A simple band of peyote stitch doesn't have to
be simple at all when you add a striking, graphic pattern and use your favorite
colors, like in Leslie Rogalski's Finger Food peyote stitched rings. These work
up so fast that you'll be making them in every color to match your favorite
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 peyote stitch bracelet.
Circular peyote stitch is another basic peyote
stitch technique that gets the royal treatment in Lisa Kan's Pearly Mosaic
necklace. 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 peyote stitch necklace.
Enjoy the best of both tubular and circular
peyote stitch with Melinda Barta's Playful Peyote 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.
Try your hand at some shaped peyote stitch 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 when
working in flat peyote stitch.
For a more challenging shaped peyote stitch
project, make Barbara Ellis' Dragonfly Gingko Necklace. Combine a striking
shaped peyote stitch pendant with other favorite beading stitches to create a
piece of artistic beaded jewelry for any occasion!
Once you're confident with your peyote stitch skills,
free form peyote stitch comes together easily, so stitch up one of Dustin
Wedekind's Pirate's Plunder necklaces. Use your favorite skull beads and a
treasure trove of your favorite seed beads to make a stunning peyote stitched
Finally, if you've ever been frustrated in trying to read
and follow a charted peyote stitch pattern, you're not alone. So we've included
a couple of our favorite Beading Daily
blogs all about ways to mark your place in a peyote stitch pattern and how to
interpret those peyote stitch patterns for making beautiful beaded jewelry!
So, think of this eBook as a way to expand your peyote
, learn some new bead stitching tricks, and come away with a whole
wardrobe of beautiful beaded jewelry. After making a few of these free beading
projects, we think you'll understand why beaders around the world love peyote
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