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Two-drop Odd Count Peyote

Dec 4, 2009
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Designer: Dustin Wedekind
Published: December 4, 2009
Technique: Peyote Stitch

This project was origionally publised in Beadwork, August/September 2005.

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on Dec 4, 2009 10:42 AM
I like these little beads because it's easier to follow the count with the two drop. Also color choices make it easier to follow. The first time I did peyote stitched beads, I made all one color which was a terribly confusing way to learn.
pachelbel wrote
on Dec 4, 2009 12:56 PM
Thank you very much for the free patterns. At a time when the economy is so bad in parts of the country, they are very much appreciated.
AnnieG@10 wrote
on Dec 4, 2009 1:13 PM
yes, I too, 1st learned using a solid color. not the easiest way to go. but this looks like a terrific 2nd project. Thank you for this pattern. I'm going to try this to make some bracelets for my 3 nieces as holiday gifts utilizing beads I already have as things are exceptionally tight this year.
tony@3 wrote
on Dec 4, 2009 4:11 PM
thank u so much for a NEW free project. and very good basice instructions for the 2 drop peyote.
on Dec 4, 2009 8:13 PM
Excellent I have followed Dustin's work in Beadwork for some time now and congratulate him on his book! My tip is needle the thread rather then threading the needle... sounds strange but I seem to have better control moving the needle to the tiny bit of exposed thread. So often the thread sticks to my fingers and I pull it right back out of the needle. ALSO magnification and bright lighting are GOOD Eyestrain is not fun. MY 1st project was a whole pile of peyote stitched breast cancer awareness ribbons for my nieces support group( double mastectomy, 6yr survivor) I got a hank of evry pink Czech 11/0 I could find at Shipwreck beads and adapted a design from (this WAS a while ago) Fortunately I had the sense to do flat peyote but odd, even, 1,2 drop one color, bead soup anyway I could make variety. In the end there were enough ribbons that they could be shared at the survivors march. Truth to tell I've never gotten excited about Delicas because the Czech beads let me "allow" for my beginners technique.
Tammy Dufek wrote
on Dec 5, 2009 3:55 AM
I started with the seed beads also. I have this book. I love the different colors you can use and the different look that each project brings, I started out with Czech 11/0 beads until I found the Delicas beads. wow what a different it makes, The bracelets were more uniform because the beads were more alike in shape. But the Czech always gave the projects the one of a kind look I like in my projects. Good free project Thank you Happy Beading and Happy Holidays everyone
joni@16 wrote
on Dec 5, 2009 2:18 PM
I haven't done any beading yet, but that looks lke a good one to start with to see if I can handle it. Thank you for a free pattern.
tam100 wrote
on Dec 5, 2009 3:04 PM
Thanks for a great pattern , I am happy with my practice piece used l two sizes together 15s and 11s and it looked good. thanks again
Pat de verre wrote
on Dec 8, 2009 12:42 AM
thanks a lot, your pattern is very helpfull.
Eva Rosado wrote
on Dec 9, 2009 11:29 PM
I whant to tray this pattern to see if I can learn to make this before I buy a book or DVD. Eva
Violetbead wrote
on Dec 21, 2009 11:12 AM

very cute beaded bead project

 2 things:

1)  They are 2-1 drop peyote.  If they were 2 drop, you would pick up 2 seed beads each stitch.

2)  There is a MUCH easier turn that I have a tutorial for called Ez odd count flat peyote.  The turn in this project is ok but it creates a VERY stiff edge on one end

Pamy Welborn

ds262 wrote
on Dec 31, 2009 5:01 PM

There are some great diagrams in this tuturial.  Thank you.

smokey@3 wrote
on Feb 8, 2010 1:25 PM

If never beaded with peyote stitch and would like to learn Dustin's book 'Getting Started with Seed Beads' is an great start, he takes you through step by step with fun projects.