Beyond Basic Peyote

Peyote is one of the first stitches that most people learn when they start to learn beadweaving. (In fact, circular peyote stitch was the first technique I learned, when I undertook to make Melinda Barta's Big Sky Bracelet—which, I'm embarrassed to admit, I still haven't finished.)

We've recently published several great projects in Beadwork magazine that use peyote stitch. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Christina Neit's Line 'em Up Bracelet

Purchase the Line 'em Up Bracelet kit and download the video to follow along with Melinda as she stitches this stylish bracelet.

Sandie Bachand's Baroque Sonata Bracelet (another of my unfinished projects!)

Buy the Baroque Sonata Bracelet kit and download the video for helpful tips and step-by-step directions for making this project.

If you're looking to go beyond basic peyote, consider attending Mandi Ainsworth's freeform peyote web seminar, The Freedom of Freeform Peyote: Techniques for Exploring and Embracing "Random," on Tuesday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m. EST. (Don't worry if you can't attend the live webinar; all participants will also receive a link to the recorded presentation.)

Happy beading!

—Lavon Peters, managing editor, Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing magazines

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