7 Free Peyote Stitch Projects Plus Bonus Guide to Reading a Peyote Stitch Pattern
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 stitch.
- 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. These work up so fast that you'll be making them in every color to match your favorite outfits!
- 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 neck adornment!
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!