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This technique can be done with various sizes and shapes of seed beads. However, Delica seed beads will fit perfectly together, like bricks.

 

Step 1

Cut a length of thread (Nymo or FireLine) to a comfortable length for you to work with.

You can add a stop bead to your thread if you'd like. The stop bead will help keep your first row of beads in place while the peyote pattern develops. Be sure not to incorporate your stop bead into your beadwork.

To do a stop bead, go through a bead twice.

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Step 2

String the first row of beads onto your thread. This should be an odd amount.

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Step 3

Add a bead, go through bead (6). Add a bead, go through bead (5), and so on. When your needle is exiting the second bead from the end of the row, string one bead.
Pass through the bead directly beneath the bead just strung to begin the hard turn.

 

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Step 4

Pass through two beads, heading toward the middle.

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Step 5

Turn around by passing through the second “up” bead from the edge, the next “down” bead working toward the edge, and both of the two beads along the edge. Congratulations, you have just completed a hard turn.

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Step 6

String one bead and pass through the next “up” bead. (x3)

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Step 7

To begin the next row, string one bead. Pass through the second bead from the side.

Continue across to the opposite side, adding a bead between each “up” bead until the thread is exiting the last “up” bead in the row.

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Step 8

When your needle is exiting the second bead from the end of the row, string one bead. Pass through the bead directly beneath the bead just strung to begin the hard turn.

Continue the hard turn by passing through two beads, headed toward the middle.

Complete the hard turn by passing through the “up” bead third from the edge, the next “down” bead second from the edge, and both beads along the edge.

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Repeat steps 6-8 until reaching the desired length.

 

Step 9 – To end a thread

Once your thread gets too short to work with, around 3 or 4 inches, finish the row you are working on, so that your thread is coming out of the edge of the bracelet on the side with the simple turn.

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Step 10 - How To Add a New Thread

Go through the bead next to the one you exited from when you ended your last piece of thread. Leave a 6 inch tail.

Continue until you exit the edge bead on the easy turn side to peyote stitch where you left off when you ended your thread.

Continue to peyote stitch where you left off when you ended your thread.

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When you’re finished weaving, remove the stop bead, thread a needle on the tail and weave the thread tail into the bracelet as described in step 9. Weave in any other remaining thread tails using the same method and trim off any excess thread.

 




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