Peyote stitch is not the easiest beading stitch to learn, but many will agree that once the skill is mastered, it can be rather addicting! There are so many peyote stitch beading designs out there, it seems like the ways to change up peyote stitch and create amazing beadwork with this popular beading stitch are endless. Beading Daily has assembled a new collection – and included a few old favorite peyote stitch patterns – that shows off the versatility of peyote stitch, and the creativity that is possible with this age-old off-loom bead-weaving stitch. These top-quality peyote stitch designs are sure to inspire a new peyote bracelet or necklace.
As an added bonus to the peyote stitch projects, included are a couple of popular Beading Daily blogs all about ways to mark your place in a peyote pattern and how to interpret a peyote graph for making beautiful beaded jewelry.
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Free Peyote Pattern #1
Finger Food by Leslie Rogalski
A simple band of peyote stitch doesn't have to be simple at all when you add a striking, graphic pattern and your favorite colors, like in Leslie Rogalski's Finger Food peyote stitched rings. This peyote project is ideal for beginners who want to learn this popular stitch. Regular fans of this bead-weaving technique will find this peyote pattern to be instant gratification. These work up so fast that it’s possible to make them in every color to match any favorite outfit.
Free Peyote Pattern #2
Confetti Spiral by Marilyn T. Aronson
Tubular peyote stitch gets fancy when you change up the beads in each round. Marilyn T. Aronson's Confetti Spiral looks like 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 bracelet. Create a fiesta using vivid, bold colors in a Dutch spiral, where simply changing bead sizes in tubular peyote creates a dynamic twist effect.
Free Peyote Pattern #3
Pearly Mosaic by Lisa Kan
Mosaic tile work inspired this peyote stitch necklace in colors chosen to mimic the sea. By utilizing both transparent and opaque Japanese seed beads in two sizes, 15° and 11°, Lisa added subtle textural interest to the peyote based design. Instead of increasing peyote stitches, one and two drop peyote is used to expand the ring uniformly. Although made in the same peyote pattern, the rings have alternating colors and connecting them in a particular sequence adds a sense of controlled randomness and movement. The pearl clasp closure provides a seamless connection and is modeled after a ball and socket concept.
Free Peyote Pattern #4
Playful Peyote Clasps by Melinda Barta
This customizable toggle clasp can be used to finish off any piece of jewelry. Not only are the gold collars fun to play with because they slide around the toggle ring, but they also help hold the toggle bar in place when worn. Enjoy the best of both tubular and circular peyote stitch with Melinda Barta's Playful Peyote Clasps. These easy-to-make clasps allow a whole range of beaded jewelry design possibilities, including options for those with sensitivities to metals.
Free Peyote Pattern #5
Summer Bird House Earrings by Judi Wood
These delicate little earrings work up fast while instructing how to achieve lines and shapes when working in flat peyote stitch.
Free Peyote Pattern #6
Dragonfly Gingko Necklace by Barbara Ellis
For a more challenging shaped peyote stitch project; comes Barbara Ellis' Dragonfly Gingko Necklace. Combining a striking shaped peyote stitch pendant with other favorite beading stitches creates a piece of artistic beaded jewelry for any occasion.
Free Peyote Pattern #7
Pirate's Plunder by Dustin Wedekind
Free form peyote stitch comes together easily, so stitch up one of Dustin Wedekind's Pirate's Plunder necklaces. Use some skull beads and a treasure trove of favorite seed beads to make a stunning peyote stitched neck adornment.
Everyone loves those gorgeous peyote stitch patterns for flat peyote, but can find themselves confused when it comes to actually reading them and stitching them up. Included is a popular Beading Daily blog about how to interpret those peyote stitch patterns and another all about ways to mark a place in a peyote stitch pattern.
For those in need of help plotting out their unique pieces of art; in addition to seven wonderful projects, and guide to reading and following a peyote pattern, is a helpful page of peyote graph paper in the back of the peyote patterns eBook.
The guide to bead jewelry designs and collection of beaded jewelry patterns can be downloaded for free online at: http://www.beadingdaily.com/
Source: Beading Daily