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Hemp Peyote Bracelet

I love it when I just get to take the beads I have on hand and just “make something”.  I had some hemp twine, and made a cute little tube, with larger beads for the ends. This was a “make it up as I go” bracelet. I love it, and I want to wear it every day! 

Thanks for reading….. beadnrose

Leave a Comment May 1, 2010

Making Beads out of Wool.

I love knitting, and I like to mix fabric, textiles with beading.  Here is a link to my knitting blog where I show some felted beads that I made.

Leave a Comment April 9, 2010

More Beaded Beads

Leave a Comment March 23, 2010

Beaded Bead

This is a great tutorial on making a beaded bead with delicas.   I found it so easy,  that I attached a photo of one I just made.

Leave a Comment March 22, 2010

Peyote Tube with Turtle charm.

I like making the tubular peyote stitch.  I strung this one on rayon ribbon also.   I love turtle images, so I added a little charm as a central focal point.

Leave a Comment March 14, 2010

Peyote Tube Pendant

It is possible to do a peyote stitch in a tube.  One way is to make a rectangle and seam or “zip” it up.  This one , however was made without a seam.  I contrasted brown seed beads with translucent clear beads.  I strung the tube on to a rayon ribbon, and attached a silver clasp.

Leave a Comment March 13, 2010

Peyote stitch bracelet

The beading part of this bracelet. is finished …. Oh the delica beads with the green Nymo thread worked so beautifully.  Taking the class really paid off. I  didn’t even know what delica beads were before the class.  Now I just need to purchase and attach a clasp.  Thrilled with the beading results!!

Next, I intend to tackle some peyote stitching with graphed  patterns using  colors. But for now … I highly reccomend the delica beads for peyote for uniform even look.  Though the round seed beads are still charming and earthy looking.

Leave a Comment March 10, 2010

Learning the Peyote Stitch from the Professionals

Hi, I finally got to take the peyote beading class.  Essentially,  I had the right idea.  In the class however, she prefers delica beads to seed beads. Delica are tubular instead of round. (similar to a crimp bead) They are uniform in size, so you get a very even stitch. I chose one in a metallic, and one slightly translucent. We used Nymo.  I am happy with the results. I learned some tips when adding on a new thread than will make the transition smoother.  It does seem that what beads you use make a difference.  Here is my humble but uniform beginning:

Leave a Comment March 8, 2010

Turquoise and Brown seed beads

Hmmm…. I didn’t have any brown Nymo thread, so I used 4lb Fireline smoke color.  So, maybe I was wrong about Fireline being too stiff. This time around it is working nicely.  I am liking these solid color seed beads better also. Maybe it was the seed beads that were making the previous bracelet so difficult. Today I am going to a peyote bead class… maybe they will have some insight. Anyway, here is the turquoise/brown bracelet in progress…

Leave a Comment March 7, 2010

Nymo or Fireline…?

I started this one with a strip of even count peyote stitch.  Then added edging and silver beading down the center.  I used 4lb fireline.  I am experimenting with different strings/threads.  Nymo has a more natural feel to it.  Fireline is very strong, but is stiffer, which is not a bad quality for some beading projects… ie: a  spiral bracelet.  Fireline is more difficult to weave in, when needing to add more string.  I prefer Nymo for  peyote stitch  bracelets.  I do however,  foresee Fireline having benefits in other jewelry projects in the future.

Thanks for reading……….. Beadnrose.

2 Comments March 6, 2010

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