Friday, 11 October 2013
Behind My Simple Peyote Bracelet
I have always admired and loved the peyote stitch weaving. It has been on my list of things I want to conquer in the beading world. The right time came along, when I watched a tutorial on one of tuhe numerous videos on You-tube. I decided to get my materials for the project.
Having done my research, I knew I didn't have the type of seed beads required to get that perfect finish. I mean delicas and toho seed beads. So I decided to use what was available locally, that is within my reach!
I made this decision simply because, I don't want to run out of beads (if I happen to use the ones I get abroad). Another reason, is because I want to be consistent with the same type of beads used for my customers until I have a large stock of the toho and delicas (imported beads) where I would be comfortable.
This took me a long time to get started. I learned about the even count, odd count, decreasing and increasing patterns. I also got to know about the 2-drop, 3-drop, circular , tubular and do I need to mention more!
Please don't get me wrong. I have learnt just the basic pattern which is the even-count. I'm just saying there are alot of variations in this particular stitch depending on the seed bead type and size? Well, yes there are a lot out there! I hope to learn them one after the other, wish me luck!
Anyway, I kept searching until eventually I found a video that was suitable with what I have on hand, so I took the plunge. I brought out my locally available materials, my clasp, the seed beads were sorted so that I can get those that are uniform in size and I settled down to work on a bracelet!
I did. And the result? Here is it, what do you think?
For those interested in trying out this. Here is the LINK
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