Stitch Tips: Even-Count Flat Peyote Stitch

Peyote stitch projects are great for beginners, a favorite among bead weavers, and usually one of the first stitches a new beader learns. Master flat peyote stitch and you’ll quickly see it’s the building block for all other peyote variations. But don’t be fooled by its name —pieces made with this basic stitch can be […]

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My husband once overheard me talking to a friend about beading and he gave me the craziest, most confused look I’ve ever seen. Then I realized that it’s probably the same look I give him when he talks about computers! Peyote, frog stitch (ripppit, ripppit), QuadraLentil, SuperUno, culling, Rizo….the list of terms used by beaders […]

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I have a terrible memory. Even before I had kids and “mom brain” kicked in, I truly can’t remember much unless I have photographs to jog my memory. Lately, I’ve been surprised by what works even better than photos for recalling places and times–beading projects. For example, every time I see my Antique Connections Cuff, […]

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How to Attach Bead Caps to Beaded Ropes

Here is by far the strongest and most professional-looking finish I've found for attaching bead caps to beaded ropes. This technique requires a little wireworking, but I promise it's easy to master. You'll need: –A beaded rope with ends large enough to fit a small wrapped loop. –A bead cap that fits the end of […]

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If you're familiar with Beadwork magazine then surely you're already aware of the versatility of peyote stitch. One of my favorite things about this stitch is that there are often several ways to achieve the same look, especially when it comes to odd-count turnarounds. Personally, I'm a big fan of a thread-loop turnaround (see below). […]

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