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Jewelry Making For Beginners: Beading Techniques & Stitches #2 Peyote Basics

teacher avatar Greta Lan, Jewelry & Accessory Designer, YouTuber

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction: What You Will Learn

      1:47

    • 2.

      Get Ready & Intro to the Materials and Tools

      3:46

    • 3.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Even-Count Peyote

      6:44

    • 4.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to Add a New Thread

      8:15

    • 5.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to Zip Up Peyote

      4:50

    • 6.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make a Peyote Beaded Ring

      8:19

    • 7.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make a Peyote Beaded Bracelet

      7:27

    • 8.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Odd-Count Peyote

      10:48

    • 9.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to do Decrease in Odd-Count Peyote

      4:02

    • 10.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make Chevron Pattern Earrings (part1)

      10:03

    • 11.

      Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make Chevron Pattern Earrings (part2)

      5:46

    • 12.

      Circular Peyote: Make Wreath Earrings Using the 1st Variation

      10:59

    • 13.

      Circular Peyote: Why I Did Not Use Odd Number of Beads

      2:50

    • 14.

      Circular Peyote: Learn the 2nd Variation

      9:28

    • 15.

      Circular Peyote: Make Flower and Pearl Earrings

      5:32

    • 16.

      Tubular Peyote: Learn the Techniques

      8:39

    • 17.

      Tubular Peyote: Make Spiral Rope Bracelet

      14:12

    • 18.

      Lesson15 final去掉Swarovski

      13:39

    • 19.

      Tubular Peyote: Turn the Basic Bezels into Jewelry Pieces

      9:20

    • 20.

      Tubular Peyote: Make Bezels for Gemstone Cabochons

      7:42

    • 21.

      Conclusion

      0:23

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About This Class

Want to make beaded jewelry that is beautiful and wearable? Want to learn more essential jewelry making skills and begin to design and create your own jewelry? This course is here for you:)  You will learn how to make different styles of beaded jewelry using one of the most popular and versatile bead weaving stitches-Peyote stitch.

In this class you'll learn:

  • How to make simple strips of beadwork using the basic flat Peyote stitch techniques
  • how to add a new thread and secure your work
  • How to attach jewelry findings to turn the simple beaded strips into jewelry pieces
  • How to make wreath earrings using the 1st variation of Circular Peyote
  • How to make flower and pearl earrings using the 2nd variation of Circular Peyote
  • How to use 3D Tubular Peyote techniques to make spiral rope bracelet
  • How to make beaded bezels for crystal rivolis and gemstone cabochons
  • How to turn the basic bezels into wearable jewelry pieces

This course is designed for the students who have either completed my first jewelry making course, or who already have a basic knowledge of beading techniques

All the detailed materials and tools information is in the PDF file of this course( you will see it in the Projects & Resources section below the class videos

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1. Introduction: What You Will Learn : Hey guys, welcome to the peyote beadweaving course. In this course, you'll learn to make all of these beautiful jewelry pieces using one of the most popular and versatile beadweaving stitches-Peyote stitch This is the second beading course I published on this platform. This course is designed for the students who have completed my first beading course and have some basic materials and tools on hand to practice with. There are three sections in this course. In the first section, I'll teach you how to make simple strips of beadwork using the basic flat peyote stitch techniques and show you how to add a new thread, how to secure your work and attach different jewelry findings. You'll be able to make these beaded bracelets, rings and chevron pattern earrings. In the second section, you will learn how to use two variations of circular peyote stitch to make these dedicated earrings with different sized seed beads and pearls. In the third section, I'll walk you through the process of how to make three-dimensional beadwork using tubular peyote stitch. We will make a spiral rope bracelet. Then I'll demonstrate how to use the same techniques to make beaded bezels with crystal rivolis and the gemstone cabochons. We will turn the basic bezels into necklace pendants and earrings. Thank you so much for joining me again. Let's continue this wonderful jewelry making journey. 2. Get Ready & Intro to the Materials and Tools: I'll give a brief introduction to the materials and tools I'll be using for this course. Seed beads The seed beads I'll be using are from two Japanese brands, Toho and Miyuki. Just show you a list like this, I'll use Toho size 11 and size 15 round seed beads and Miyuki size 11 and size 10 delica beads. Delica beads are cylinder shaped seed beads from Miyuki. By the way, because I'll be working with these small seed beads. I will use some red arrows for my demonstration in the videos to point out the beads I'll be talking about, which will help you to see the pattern clearly. In the downloadable PDF file of this course, all the detailed beads' information, including the brands, sizes, and color names, are listed below each project's photo. Glass pearls I'll use different colored glass pearls in 3 mm and 8 mm. Crystal rivolis and cabochons These are crystal rivolis. They are foiled on the back side. The front side is very sparkly. The shape is symmetrical. So both of the back and front side are in the same shape with a pointy top. The rivolis come in different sizes and colors. You can prepare several pieces in your favorite colors and sizes. I will also use round and oval shaped cabochons. The front side of a cabochon is in a polished dome shape and the back side is flat. They are made of semi-precious gemstone. You can also use glass cabochons, acrylic cabochons or any cabochons made of other materials. We are going to create beaded bezels with these crystal rivolis and cabochons. Findings and chain. Here I have French hook ear wires and lever back ear wires. You can use different styles of ear wires. I just use them as examples to show you different ways to attach ear wires. Clasps I will be using magnetic clasps. You'll also need some necklace chain to go with beaded bezel pendants. You can use metal chain or you can use beaded chain to go with the pendants. Beading thread. I'll be using 6LB FireLine in two colors, crystal white and black satin. The tools we need will be a pair of scissors, chain nose pliers and beading needles. I'll use the same big eye beading needle from the first course. Or you can choose to work with size 11 and size 12 English beading needles. Here I have these two beading needles from the brand Pony. The size 11 beading needle goes with size 11 and size 10 seed beads. The size 12 beading needle is thinner. It works really well with size 15 seed beads. I'll also use some knitting needles to help me hold my beadwork in the tubular peyote section. Again, you can check all the detailed materials and tools information in the PDF file. 3. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Even-Count Peyote: In this lesson, I'm going to demonstrate how to do flat even count peyote stitch. I'm going to use cylinder shaped seed bees because they'll be sitting together nicely. These are size 10 Miyuki delica beads in gold and turquoise color. I'm using these two contrasting colors to easily show you the pattern. The beading thread I'll use is 6LB fireline in black satin. I'll thread my needle. We only need a short thread My thread is about 60cm We need to add a stop bead to keep other beads from sliding off. I just grabbed a random seed bead in a different color. I have left about 15 cm thread tail. Then I'm ready to pick up other beads. This is even counter peyote which means we start with an even number of beads I've picked up, an alternating set of delica beads of turquoise and gold. I have 6 beads in total. So my pattern will be 6 beads wide If you want your beadwork wider than this one, then you need to pick up more beads, slide them down These 6 beads will be my first two rows. So it means 3 beads in each row. It's a bit confusing at the moment Because now they are straight across. All the 6 beads are lying on the same straight line. But once we add the third row, you'll understand the pattern easily. Now let's turn around to add to the third row. Pick up 1 gold bead. Skip the first bead and pass through the next bead, which is a turquoise bead. Pull the thread. You'll see the gold bead I just added is sitting on top of the gold bead I skipped. Just continue like this. Pick up a one gold bead, skip one bead, and go through the next bead. Again, the gold bead I just added is sitting on top of the gold bead I skipped. Just repeat the same steps. Pick up a gold bead, skip one bead, and pass through the next bead We've finished the third row with these three gold beads I just added. You see they popped up, so we can call them up beads. And they pushed down these 3 gold beads. These beads become the first row. These 3 turquoise beads make up the second row. Let's turn around to add up the next row. I want gold beads sitting on top of gold beads and turquoise sitting on top of turquoise. For the next row, I'm going to use turquoise beads. Pick up 1 turquoise, skip the first bead here, and pass through the next bead which is a gold bead. The new turquoise bead is sitting on top of the turquoise bead I just skipped. Just continue like this. Pick up a turquoise, skip one bead here, and go through the next bead. Then add the last turquoise bead for this row Skip this turquoise and past through the next bead. We've finished 4th row with 3 turquoise beads. These 3 turquoise beads I just added become the new up beads Let's add the next row. We need 3 gold beads for the next row. Pick up 1 gold, skip the first bead and go through the next bead which is an up bead. So gold is sitting on top of gold. Pick up 1 gold, skip a bead, pass through the next up bead. Then pick up the last gold bead for this row. Go through the next up bead We've finished row 5 Let's add one more row together. We need 3 turquoise beads for the next row. Every time you pick up a new bead and skip a bead, you'll need to pass through the next up bead. I'm adding the second bead for this row now. Pass through the next up bead. Now you can see it's a very easy and a repetitive process. We've got 6 rows in total. So this is flat even count peyote stitch I'm going to add more rows to this beadwork. Then I'll show you how to add a new thread to your peyote beadwork in the next lesson. 4. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to Add a New Thread: Many beginners are confused about how much thread they should use to start a project. If you work on an easy or small project, you might be able to finish the entire work with a single length of thread. But most of the time, you need to add new thread a couple of times to continue your beadwork. So you should always start with a manageable length of thread. If you use any more than that, your thread can easily get tangled or weakened. A manageable length could be one meter long for some people, or some designers prefer to start with an arm's-length of thread. For me, I always start with a length of thread ranging from one meter to one meter and half. This is what I've finished from the last lesson. I want to continue this beadwork and my thread is running out. Just remember, always plan to add a new thread before your working thread gets too short, because you need enough thread to weave back into your beadwork. Now my thread is coming out of this bead. I have only about 15cm thread left. So I'm going to add a new thread. At this point. Some designers prefer to end this old thread off before adding a fresh new thread. For peyote stitch, you need to remember which bead your thread was coming out of. The new thread should come out of the same bead in the same direction. I would recommend beginners adding new thread first, just in case you forget which bead your old thread was coming out of. I just leave the old thread here. Remove the needle, get a manageable length of thread. Then thread my needle This is our new thread Now we are going to weave the new thread into this beadwork. You didn't have to follow the exact same thread paths I'm going to do. You only need to understand some basic rules. I'm going to start out several rows away from that last row around this area. To keep the edge clean. Do not insert your needle into the beads on the outside. I'm going through these two beads on a diagonal. Leave a short tail for me to hold onto. My thread is coming out of this gold bead. I'm going to pass through the next bead on a diagonal. For peyote stitch, you don't have to make any knots for security. You can do that if you like. But these delica beads are sitting nicely and tight together. So it's a bit challenging to make any knots To secure the thread, We only need to change directions several times. Here I'm going in the opposite direction. Pass through this bead which is next to the bead my thread was coming out of. So there will be a thread bridge between those two beads. Hold the short thread tail, then pull the working thread it to hide that thread bridge. Then I'm passing through another couple of beads on a diagonal. My thread is coming out of this bead. Here I'll switch direction again. I'm passing through two beads on a diagonal. I want to pass through another one or two beads Then go in the opposite direction again, go through two beads on a diagonal. Now if I pull the thread, the short tail is not moving at all. So you can see switching direction several times really helps to hold the thread in place. Now I can start to move up to that bead. I want to pass through one more bead in the same direction. Then switch direction to go upward. I'm going through two beads on a diagonal. Now my thread is coming out of this bead. Then go through the next two beads on the diagonal. So now both of my new thread and old thread are coming out of the same bead in the same direction. I'll put the needle back on the old thread again. We need to weave this old thread back into the beadwork to end this thread. The thread is coming out of the bead. I'll insert my needle into this bead on the outside edge. I'm passing through two beads on the diagonal. Just repeat the same process to weave it off pass through a couple of beads, and go in the opposite direction. Just like how we added the new thread, change direction several times to lock the thread in place. Here I'll change direction. Change direction again. I feel the thread is well secured. Trim off the excess thread and the short tail of that new thread. Put the needle back on the new thread. Then we are ready to continue working on this project with this new thread. 5. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to Zip Up Peyote: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to zip up a piece of flat peyote beadwork. You can use this technique to join the two ends together to make it a beaded ring or a tube. I've made a strip of even count peyote from the previous lesson. That's about the length I need to make a ring for myself. And I have left about 15cm thread tail at the beginning. I'll wrap it on my finger like this. Here you can see the two ends cannot fit into each other. If they are joined like this, there will be some gaps. You are not able to create a seamless join. If this happens, you should either add or remove one row. I'll quickly add another row. Let's see how it goes. I'm going to add 3 turquoise beads for the next row. Wrap it on my finger again. Now what they can match up The beads on one end fill the spaces on the other, like a zipper. Just leave a bit of space between the two ends to easily show you the thread paths. The up beads on each end are like the teeth of a zipper. So we are going to stitch all of the up beads together. My thread is coming out from the top end, then pass through this up bead on the bottom end. Pass through the next up bead on the top end. The next up bead on the bottom end. Come back to the top end again, go through the next up bead. Then go across to the bottom end. Pass through this up bead. Go back to the top end to pass through the last up bead I didn't pull the thread tight, so you can see the thread paths easily. We have stitched all the up beads on each end together. Now I'm going to pull it tight. There's a little gap on the outside edge between those two beads My thread is coming out of this bead Just simply go through the other bead So we've created a seamless join. To finish this work, just to weave the thread back into the work to end off this thread. You've learned these in the previous lesson Just to go through a couple of beads on a diagonal. Switch direction several times to secure the thread. I will skip this part. Trim off the excess thread. Then we need to end off the thread tail in the same way. Remove the stop bead and put the needle on the thread tail. The thread is coming out of this bead here. Insert the needle into a bead next to it on the outside edge. Go through a couple of beads and change direction several times, the trim off the excess thread to end off this thread in the same way. I'll skip this part. That's how you zip up the two ends of flat peyote beadwork to create a beaded ring. 6. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make a Peyote Beaded Ring : In this lesson, let's make this peyote beaded ring with a different bead color combination. I'm going to use size 11 round seed beads in three different colors. turquoise, cream and gold with the basic flat even count peyote technique. You can try different color combinations to create endless designs. I've threaded my needle. Now I'm adding a stop bead, leave a short thread tail, around the 15cm Just to let you know, I have used about 100cm thread in total for this ring. Now we are ready to start the project. I've picked up 1 turquoise, 1 gold, 2 cream, 1 gold, and 1 turquoise, six beads in total. They will make up the first two rows of the ring. Slide them down Let's add the third row. Pick up 1 gold, skip the first turquoise, pass through the next bead. So the gold bead is sitting on top of that turquoise bead I just skipped. Then pick up 1 cream, skip a bead, pass through the next bead The new cream bead is now sitting on top of the cream bead I skipped. Pick up 1 turquoise, skip this gold bead, pass through the next bead The turquoise bead is sitting on top of the gold bead. We've got three rows. You can see how the color works in this design. Gold is sitting on top of turquoise. Turquoise is sitting on top of gold, But cream is always sitting on top of cream. Then let's make the next row. Pick up 1 gold, skip this bead, go through the next up bead. So the gold is sitting on top of that turquoise bead I skipped. Then pick up 1 cream bead, go through the next up bead. So the cream is sitting on top of cream. Pick up 1 turquoise. It's going to sit on top of this gold bead. Pass through the next up bead. We've finished the 4th row. Let's make the next row. Pick up 1 turquoise It's going to sit on top of this gold bead. Go through the next up bead. The second bead for each row is always a cream bead. So cream is sitting on top of cream. The last bead for this row is a gold, It's going to sit on top of this turquoise. Just continue adding beads like this for the next row. Pick up 1 turquoise. It's sitting on top of that gold. The second bead is always a cream bead. That's easy to remember. Then the next one should be a gold bead. It's going to sit on top of this turquoise. Just to continue to make more rows like this to get the length you need. I will skip this part. That's really close to what I need for my ring finger. I just wrap it around my finger. If I zip it up now to make a ring, the ring size will be a bit tight for my finger. If I add another one or two rows before zipping up, then the ring is going to be more comfortable for me to wear. There's one more thing you need to know. If I zip it up now, you can see the up beads on each end can fit into each other, but the pattern cannot continue. You can see the gold bead is sitting on top of the other gold. Here is the same problem. What I'll do is to add another two rows. Let's see what will happen. Add 1 gold bead, then a cream bead. The next one is a turquoise. Add one more row. First bead is a gold, then 1 cream bead, The last one is a turquoise. I've added another two rows. If I join the two ends, then the up beads on each end now can fit into each other and the pattern continues. Gold is sitting on top of turquoise. Turquoise is sitting on top of gold, Cream is sitting on top of cream. So if you choose a unique color combination, makes sure the pattern continues before zipping up. Now we are going to stitch all of the up beads together. Like I showed in the last lesson. My thread is coming out from the top end. Pass through the up bead on the bottom end. Pass through the next up bead on the top end then the up bead on the bottom end. You can always pick up two beads on a diagonal like this to finish your work faster. Then pass through the last up bead from the top end and come back to the other end to close that gap. Then just weave the thread into the work to end off this thread. Go through a couple of beads on a diagonal, switch direction several times, then trim off the thread. End off the thread tail in the same way. I'll skip this part. We've finished this peyote beaded ring. The black thread looks a bit harsh on the edge. I prefer to use the crystal white fire line for this ring. I've made another ring in different colors using red seed beads instead of turquoise and pink seed beads instead of cream. 7. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make a Peyote Beaded Bracelet: In this lesson, I'm going to make this bracelet to go with the ring we just made in the previous lesson. The pattern is exactly the same. I have got a good length for my wrist. So I will just show you how to add a clasp to this beadwork. I've left a longer thread tail, around 25 to 30cm long on that end to add the clasp later. I'm going to use a pair of magnetic clasp for this project. The clasp is supposed to be attached to the center bead on each end. But you can see the design features of even count peyote The beadwork has no exact center line. There's no center bead on each end. We have 2 cream beads in the center. So I'm going to add my clasp to the up bead of those two. This bead here. The clasp will be added like this. Before getting started, we need to hold the two ends together to see if the cream up bead on the other end is on the same line. If not, then we need to add one more row. You see these two cream up beads are on the same line. So we are going to attach the clasp to those two cream up beads. Let's get started. I need to take my needle to pass through that cream bead to add the clasp. What I'll do first is to weave the thread into the work. Just like how we end off the thread, pass through a few beads and change direction several times. What I'm doing now is to reinforce this end before adding the clasp. Because it takes a lot of time to finish this peyote beadwork with so many small seed beads. The clasp area is the part that you use the most. So this area is more likely to break. If that happens, you can cut off the clasp without many other beads falling off. Then add a new clasp. So I suggest taking a bit of time to reinforce the work. Again, we don't need to tie any knots, but I know some people prefer to tie knots for security. Here, Let's make one half hitch knot. My thread is coming out of the cream bead. I want to pass through the next turquoise on a diagonal. Take my needle to go under the thread bridge between those two beads. Pull the thread, and go into the loop, pull the thread to finish the knot. Then pass through that turquoise bead. It's not difficult to tie some knots when using round seed beads in peyote beadwork, because your needle can go into the thread bridge easily. Let's make one more knot. My thread is coming out of this cream bead. I wanted to go through the next turquoise on a diagonal. Go under the thread bridge between those two beads. Pull the thread and go into the loop. Pull the thread to finish the knots. Then pass through that turquoise bead. It's quite secure now. So I can start to move up to that final bead. I'm going to change directions several times, which helps to reinforce this part again. I'll skip this part. We are almost there. Now my needle is coming out of that final cream bead. We are ready to add the clasp. Pick up 2 cream beads, one half clasp and another 2 cream beads, then loop back through the same cream bead. So this half clasp is trapped in the seed bead loop, then pass through the beads and the half clasp on this loop two more times for security. If one day the clasp breaks. You can cut off this beaded loop, Then weave a new thread into this bracelet to attach a new clasp. Now, just weave this thread into the project again to end off this thread. Change the direction several times, tie a couple of knots if you like. I'll skip this part. Trim off the thread For the other end, remove the stop bead, just repeat the same process. Weave the thread tail into the project. Then take the needle to pass through this cream bead and attach the other half clasp, then end off the thread. I'll skip this part I've finished this end. Again, I think the black thread looks a bit harsh on the outside edge. I've made another one with the crystal white fireline which makes the color of the bracelet look a bit brighter. I've also made another bracelet with a different color combination using red seed beads instead of turquoise and pink seed beads instead of cream seed beads. It matches the other ring I made in the last lesson. 8. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Odd-Count Peyote: In this lesson, you will learn how to do flat old count peyote stitch. This stitch allows you to create a symmetrical pattern with a center line. These earrings we are going to make later in this course are good examples to show you the design features of this stitch. You can create beautiful designs with centered points. Flat old count peyote stitch requires a bit more work than flat even count peyote. I'm going to show you different ways to add beads. I'm going to use the same delica beads in gold and turquoise in this lesson. Thread your needle with a comfortable length of fireline, add a stop bead and the leave a short tail. This is odd count peyote, which means we start with an odd number of beads. I've picked up an alternating set of beads of turquoise and gold. 7 beads in total. They will become our first two rows. Now let's turn around to add the third row. Just like in even count peyote, pick up a bead, skip the first bead, go through the next bead. So the new turquoise is sitting on top of the first turquoise bead I just skipped. Continue adding beads, just like you normally do. I want turquoise sitting on top of turquoise, and gold sitting on top of gold. Pick up another turquoise, skip one bead and the go through the next bead. Then we are going to add the last turquoise bead for this row. Pick up 1 turquoise, To make this new bead sit on top of this turquoise bead, we need to go through the next bead, but we don't have any bead there. So we need to do a special turn on this outside edge. I'm going to show you one of the traditional ways to do the turn. Just to follow three steps. Step one, take the needle to go through these 3 beads We can easily pass through these 3 beads at the same time. Just encourage the new bead to sit nicely. Now the needle is coming out of this bead. Step two, take the needle to go through these 3 beads Go through the first two beads on a diagonal, then go through the third bead. Next is Step three, turn around to pass through the newly added bead to reposition the needle. We've finished the third row. Let us see the structure. These 4 turquoise beads make up the first row. These 3 gold beads become the second row. These 4 turquoise beads make up the third row. Now we are in position to continue on this direction to add the next row with gold beads. Just like even count peyote, pick up 1 bead, and pass through the next up bead. For this row, it's the same process as even counter peyote. There's no special turn on this edge. Just add the last bead for this row as you normally do. We've finished row 4 Now let's turn around to add row 5 with turquoise beads Just do the same thing that you would do in even count peyote, pick up 1 turquoise, go through the next up bead. Continue adding beads like this. We need to add 4 beads for this row. Now we are here again on this edge to do the special turn, to add the last bead for this row. From row 5, you can do the turn in easier ways, but let's do the traditional way one more time. The traditional method does take a bit more time, but it can make the structure sturdier. Later I will show you easy ways to do the turn. Pick up 1 turquoise, Then just to repeat that three steps, Step one, take the needle to go through these three beads, then go through these three beads. This is the second step. Step three. now we need to reposition the needle, pass through the new bead we just added. We've finished row 5. We are in position to add row 6. There will be three gold beads for this row. It's the same process that you would do in even count peyote. I'll skip this part. Then I'll show you the easiest way to do the turn for row 7. I've finished row 6. Let's start row 7. I'll quickly add the first 3 turquoise beads for this row. Now we are here again on this edge to do the special turn. Pick up the last bead for this row. There's only two steps you need to do. Step one, see those two previous seed beads on this outside edge. Here's the thread bridge between those two beads Take the needle to go under the thread bridge, and pull the thread. Just to encourage the new bead to sit nicely. Step two, pass through the new bead you just added. So this is one of the easiest ways to do the special turn. I really like this method, because attaching the new bead by looping under the thread bridge does not weaken the structure on the outside edge. And it saves a lot of time. I will quickly add another couple of rows and come back to this edge again to show you the third way to do the turn. We are here on this edge again. The third way to do the turn is the easy version of that traditional way. You only need to pass through 2 beads in step one. The first bead is this turquoise, the second bead is either of these two gold beads. I'll go through these 2 beads. Step two, we need to switch direction, pass through the other gold bead and that same turquoise bead. Step three, reposition the needle, go through the new bead we just added. We've finished this row. This is the third way to do the turn. We only passed through 2 beads in step one and step two. That's because we have these two gold seed beads to help us switch direction. When we were doing the special turn for the third row, There's only one gold seed bead there. That's why we had to pass through three beads in ordered to switch direction. So you have learned different ways to do the flat odd count peyote turn. You can see the design features. It has this gold center line and the pattern is symmetrical. Even count peyote does not have a center line like this. I'm going to add more rows. Then let's jump to the next lesson. 9. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: How to do Decrease in Odd-Count Peyote: In this lesson, you'll learn how to do decreases in flat odd count peyote This is what I've made from the previous lesson. We are going to decrease this end to a point. So we'll get a tapered end with a single bead like this. The last row I've just added has 3 gold beads, not 4 beads It means this row is on a natural decrease. For the next row we are going to add 2 beads for the decrease. So we need to get the needle in the right position. It should pass through either this up bead or that up bead. I'll choose the one close to where I am now. Take the needle to go through these two beads on a diagonal. Then switch direction, pass through this gold bead. Then go through this up bead. We have repositioned the needle. You don't have to follow the same thread paths. You can weave through different beads as long as you can get your needle in the right position. Let's add the next row. Pick up 1 turquoise bead, go through the next up bead. Then add the second turquoise bead. So we only have two beads in this row for the decrease. Then we need to reposition the needle. It should pass through either this up bead or that up bead in order to add the final bead. Take the needle to go through this gold bead and the turquoise bead on a diagonal. Switch direction, then go through this turquoise up bead. Now we are ready to add the final bead. Pick up 1 gold bead and go through the next up bead. We've decreased this end to a single bead. If you want to attach jewelry findings or other components to this tapered end, you just need to reposition the needle to pass through that final bead. What I'll do is to go through this turquoise bead. Then this gold bead. Go through this final bead. Now you can attach a clasp to make a bracelet or attach an earwire to make one single earring. You can attach other components to create lots of designers. 10. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make Chevron Pattern Earrings (part1): In this lesson, you'll learn how to make the body part of these chevron pattern earrings. With flat odd count peyote stitch, You can easily create these nice V shapes with centered points. This is a very popular and easy pattern for beginners to learn and practice. Then I'll show you how to add a pearl to this design. I'll be using the same delica beads in size 10 for this lesson. There are larger than the beads I used in these earrings. So you can see the pattern clearly. I'll also use two 8mm gold glass pearls to go with those size 10 delica beads. I've threaded my needle. A stop bead is added to this end. I've used about 100cm thread to make each single earring. Leave about 25 to 30 cm thread tail to decrease this end and attach the pearl. Then pick up 7 beads, 1 gold in the middle, 2 turquoise and another 1 gold on each side of the middle bead. They will make up our first two rows. From the third row, you only need to remember that make turquoise sit on top of gold, and make gold beads sit on top of turquoise. The first bead I'm going to add will be sitting on top of the first gold bead here. So we are going to pick up a turquoise bead, skip the first gold bead, and the past through the next bead. The next bead we are going to add will be sitting on top of the next turquoise. So we need to add a gold bead. Skip this turquoise and pass through the next bead. Then the newly added gold bead is sitting on top of that turquoise. The next bead should be a gold bead again. So it'll be sitting on top of the turquoise I just skipped. The last bead for this row should be a turquoise. It's going to sit on top of that gold bead on the outside edge. Here we need to do the flat odd count peyote turn using the traditional method. Pass through these 3 beads, then switch direction and go through these 2 beads on a diagonal. Pass through this gold bead. Then go through the newly added bead to reposition the needle. We are ready to add row 4. The first bead of this row is going to sit on top of this turquoise. So we need to pick up a gold bead. Pass through the next up bead. The second bead we should add is turquoise. It's sitting on top of the gold bead I just skipped. The last bead for this row should be a gold bead. Just continue adding the next row like this. Add a gold bead here. The next bead is a turquoise. The third bead for this row is a turquoise. The last bead for this row is one gold bead. It'll be sitting on top of the turquoise bead on this edge. From this row, I begin to use the easiest way to do the turn. Go under the thread bridge between the two previous beads on this edge. Then go through the new bead we just added. We've finished five rows. You can see it's forming the V-shape. Continue adding beads like this till get the desired length for your design. That's about the length I need. I just finished the v-shape with gold beads. Next, let's move to the other end. I will show you how to add the pearl. Remove the stop bead and put the needle on the thread tail. First we need to do the decreases to get a tapered end. My thread was coming out of the bead in this direction. What I'll do is to make it come out of the same bead in the opposite direction. Then we'll be able to add the next row with 3 beads, which is a natural decrease. Now let's get the needle in the right position. Again, you don't have to follow the same thread paths I'll be doing. You can weave back through different beads to reposition your needle. I'll pass through these two beads on a diagonal and this turquoise bead. Then switch direction, Pass through this bead Then this gold bead and the next turquoise. Go through that top bead to reposition the needle. So add a gold bead, then add a turquoise. Add another gold. Next, I'll reposition the needle to come out of this bead Then add 2 gold beads for the next row. You've already learned how to do that. I'll skip this part. I have a repositioned my needle. Now we are ready to add the final gold bead for this end. But this time I'll pick up 1 gold bead, 1 pearl and another gold bead. Bring them down. Skip this gold bead, go through the pearl and the next gold bead. Then pass through the next up bead. You'll see some extra threads there. We don't want them. Grab this gold bead, move the pearl and the other gold bead close up to the work, then pull it tight. This bead here performs as the final bead on this tapered end. Then just weave the thread into the work to end off the thread. If you want to add extra strength to this part, you can reposition your needle, go through the newly added pearl and the other 2 gold beads one more time., then weave your thread into the work to end it off. I'll skip this part. Trim off the excess thread. We used a large delica bead below the pearl. Here you can see the thread outside of this bead. Just make the bead seat perpendicularly to the pearl. So it looks nicer and the tidier. I'm going to decrease the other end to a single bead. I will skip this part. Then I'll show you how to finish the earrings with different earwires in the next lesson. 11. Basic Flat Peyote Techniques: Make Chevron Pattern Earrings (part2): In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to attach these two types of earwires to the body parts of the earrings. They are gold plated. This lever back earwire has a closed loop. This French hook earwire has an open loop. I'm going to attach them in different ways. We also need a pair of chain nose pliers for this lesson. I've decreased this end to a single bead. I decided to use a gold bead as the final bead. I think it looks nicer to go with the gold plated earwire. First, let's add the leverback earwire with the closed-loop. We are going to attach the earwire to that final bead. So we need to reposition the needle to pass through that final bead. I'll switch direction here. Pass through this turquoise bead, then the next gold bead. Switch direction again and pass through the final bead. Now we are ready to add the earwire. Pick up 1 gold bead, the leverback earwire and another gold bead. Loop back through that final bead. So we created a small loop and the ear wire is trapped in the loop. If you want a bigger loop, just add more beads on each side of the earwire. Next, go through these beads and the earwire a couple of times to secure this part. I'll go through them one more time. Pull it tight. Then weave the thread back into the work, switch directions several times and the trim off the excess thread. I'll skip this part. We've finished this earring. Next, let's attach the French hook earwire. I've finished the body part for the other earring. Now it's coming out of the final beat. What I'll do next is to end off the thread before adding the ear wire. Just weave the thread into the work, switch directions several times. I'll skip this process. Trim off the excess thread. Now we are ready to add the earwire. Use the chain nose pliers to open the loop of the earwire as you would open a jump ring. Twist open the two sides of the loop in opposite directions. We didn't change the shape of the loop. Then just simply slide it through the final bead of the earring body part. Use chain nose pliers to twist the two sides back together to close it up. So we've finished this single earring. You can use this easy technique to attach earwires with open loops to many other projects that have a final bead like this. There's one thing you need to know, the wire size of the earwire you are going to choose needs to be thin enough to go through the bead's hole. If the wire is too thick, then the earwire cannot go through that final bead. You may have noticed the leverback earwire is perpendicular to this body parts So this earring should face forward when you wear it. But this French hook earwire lies flat. So this earring would face to the side instead of forward. If you want it to face forward, there's an easy technique you can do. Before adding the earwire to the final bead, grip whole loop of the earwire with chain nose pliers, Grab the hook with your fingers. Then either twist the loop or twist the hook to the angle you want. Here I'll twist the hook to 90 degree angle. It will look like this. Then open the loop, slide it through that final bead. Close the loop. Now this earwire is perpendicular to the body part and the ear ring is going to face forward. I've made these two pairs of earrings in the same pattern. with size 11 delica beads. Again, you can twist these French hook earwires if you want to make the earrings face forward. 12. Circular Peyote: Make Wreath Earrings Using the 1st Variation: In this section, you will learn how to do flat circular peyote stitch. There are two basic variations of this stitch. In this lesson, I will show you how to make these earrings using the first variation. It's just flat even count peyote worked in a circle. You can easily learn this variation through this project. The beads I'll be using are 3mm blue glass pearls, size 11 round seed beads in white and gold. These are size 15 round seed beads in gold. So we are going to use three different sizes of beads for this project. The earwires I'm going to use are gold-plated leverback earwires. I've threaded my needle. We need about 70cm thread to finish each earring. We don't need a stop bead this time. I will start with an alternating set of beads of size 11 white and gold, 18 beads in total. So this is even count. Old count is not suitable for this project. I'll explain the reason to you in the next lesson. These 18 beads will become the first two rows. Slide them down. Leave about 13 to 15 cm thread tail. I'll go through all of these beads again from the tail end. We are going to make a circle to start the project. To make the circle firm enough, I'll tie two knots here. This is the first knot Make another knot We've finished this circle. Again, these beads will make up the first two rows. Just let you know when talking about flat circular peyote stitch and tubular peyote stitch which you are going to learn in the next section, Some people prefer to use the word "round" instead of "row". You can use either of them. These two words mean the same thing. Next, I'll go through the next two beads. Now the thread is coming out of a bead instead of a knot, so the thread is in the correct direction and tension. Then we're ready to add row 3 Pick up a white seed bead, skip one bead and pass through the next white bead. I want white beads sitting on top of gold beads for this design. Then pick up the second white bead, skip a bead and go through the next bead. Just like in flat even count peyote you've learned, but it's worked in a circle. Keep adding beads in the same manner. I'll finish this row and come back later. I'm adding the last white bead for this row. So we've finished three rows. Let's see the structure. This is the last white bead I just added. The thread is coming out of this white bead. See the 9 gold seed beads, they become the first row. The 9 white beads I just added make up the third row. And they are sticking up, so they become the up beads The other 9 white seed beads become the second row. To add the next row, here we need to "step up". It means that we need to pass through the next up bead, this bead here. It's the first bead we added for the third row. Now we are in position to add the next row. You may have noticed there's a larger gap between each of the up beads and the new beads for the next row will be added to each of the gaps. So we need to increase the number or size of the beads for the next row to fill the gaps. I'll go with a larger size of beads So I'm going to add those 3mm blue pearls for the next row. Pick up one pearl, go through the next up bead. You can use different types of beads instead, like crystal beads, gemstone beads. as long as they can fill the gaps nicely. Just continue adding pearls for this row. I'll finish the rest of this row and come back later. Now I'm adding the last pearl for this row, pass through the next white up bead from the previous row. We've finished row 4 Remember here we need to step up to add the next row. Go through the next up bead which is a blue pearl. It's the first bead we added for row 4. Now we are ready to add the final row. The new beads will fill the gaps between the pearls This time, I will add two size 15 gold seed beads to fill each gap. Again, you can use different beads as long as they can fill the gaps nicely. Pick up two size 15 gold seed beads and go through the next pearl As you can see, these beads fit in the gap perfectly. Keep adding beads like this. The new beads are not sticking up like the other up beads So this final row is like a simple embellishment for this project, which makes the edge of this design a bit more rounded. Then add the next two beads. Just finish the rest of this row, I will skip this part. These are the last two beads for this row. So we've finished the body part of this earring. I'm going to pass through the next two seed beads to attach one earwire to them. I'm going to pick up 2 size 15 gold seed beads, one ear wire and another 2 size 15 gold seed beads. Loop back through the two seed beads I just passed through. The earwire is trapped in this seed beads loop. I'll go through all of the seed beads and the ear wire one more time or two more times for security. Weave the thread into the work to end off the thread. I'll just follow the existing thread paths. I'm not going to switch directions because I don't want any visible thread bridge on this small project. You can make a couple of knots if you'd like. I'll skip this part. Then trim off the thread. Put the needle on the thread tail. Then weave the tail into the work in the same manner to end off the thread, follow the existing threat paths. I will skip this part. Then trim off the thread. We've finished one earring. Repeat the same process to make the other earring. I made another pair of earrings with white pearls. You've learned how to use the first variation of flat circular peyote to make these elegant wreath earrings. 13. Circular Peyote: Why I Did Not Use Odd Number of Beads: Next, I'll show you the reason why we cannot start with an odd number of seed beads to make those earrings. If I pick up 17 seed beads instead of 18, so this will be odd count. If I go through them again and tie them into a circle. You'll notice here too white seed beads are sitting together. We don't want that for this design. What if we use the same colored seed beads to make this design? Let's see what will happen. Pick up 17 gold seed beads. I'm going to tie them into a circle. I've finished two knots and got this circle. Then go through the next one or two beads, so the thread is in the correct direction. Added the third row with the same gold seed beads. Pick up a gold seed bead, Skip a bead and go through the next bead. Then add the second bead. Just do the exact same thing to add to the third row. I'll skip this part. I've added eight beads. Now I'm going to add the last bead for this row. Pick up a bead, skip a bead. I have to pass through the next up bead, which is the first bead we added for the third row. Then we are ready to add the next row. Remember in the previous lesson, when we finish one row, we need to step up to add the next row. But now we are already here. This no step up, or you can say this is a natural step-up because we have passed through the first bead of the row we just added. Here looks a bit strange with these two beads sitting next to each other. As you can see, we cannot have an even round shape if we start with the an odd number of beads, because there's no clear distinction between each of the rows. If I add blue pearls for the next row, it still looks a bit misshapen. That's the reason why you cannot start with an odd number of beads for this design. From my experience, most flat circular peyote projects require a clear distinction between the rows. So for this variation of circular peyote, we usually start with an even number of beads 14. Circular Peyote: Learn the 2nd Variation: In this lesson, you'll learn how to do the second variation of flat circular peyote stitch with the same sized seed beads. Then we will make these earrings. Compare to the earrings we made in the previous lesson using the first variation. Each of these earrings has a smaller circle in the center. I'm going to use size 10 gold and turquoise delica beads. This variation is a bit different from what you've learned. So I will use these larger beads to show you the pattern clearly. Then we will make the earrings with size 11 rounds seed beads. I've threaded my needle with 50 cm thread. I'll start with five to 5 turquoise beads. In the previous lessons, the first set of beads we pick up will make up the first two rows. But for this variation of flat circular peyote, the first set of beads we pick up will only make up row 1. So we always start with a small number of beads and you don't need to think about if it's old count peyote or even count peyote, because this variation starts in a different way. Leave a short tail. Then go through these beads again. This time, I'm not going to tie any knots Just go through one more bead to make a circle. So the tension is not going to be too tight. It'll be easier to add beads for the next row. Now we only have one row here. Let's add beads to make the second row. I'll use gold beads for the second row. Pick up 1 gold, then pass through the next bead. The new bead is sitting between these two beads from the first row. Just continue like this. Pick up 1 gold, pass through the next bead. Continue adding beads like this. Add 1 gold, pass through the next bead. So we do not skip a bead like we usually do in peyote stitch. This is the last bead for the second row. I've finished the second row. We added beads between every single bead in the first row. That's why we started this stitch with a small number of beads. If I pick up 18 beads, like in the previous lesson, to make up for the first row in a circle, there wouldn't be enough space to add beads between every single bead for the second row. So in this variation, you always have a smaller circle in the center. We have got row 1 and row 2. The 5 gold beads I just added are sticking up. They're like up beads. In this variation of circular peyote, from the second row, you always need to step up to add the next row. My thread is coming out of this turquoise bead. Here we need to step up. I'll pass through the next gold bead which is the first bead we added in the previous row. Now we are ready to add the next row. As you can see, there's a larger gap between each of the gold beads. So we need to do increase for the next row. For the increase, I'll pick up 2 beads to fill each gap. I'll go with 2 turquoise beads and pass through the next gold up bead, just like we usually do. These 2 beads fit in the gap nicely. Pick up to 2 turquoise beads and go through the next gold bead. Again 2 turquoise beads, go through the next gold bead. Continue adding beads like this. So we've added 5 pairs of turquoise beads. We've finished row 3 Let's see the structure. We only have 5 beads in each of the first two rows. But we have 10 turquoise beads in the third row for the increase. These 10 turquoise beads become the new up beads. Now let's add beads for the next row. I'm going to use gold beads. Remember this, to get a nice round shape, We need to add beads between every single bead from the previous row. Here we need to step up to add row 4. Only pass through the first bead to step up, because we need to add one bead to split this pair of turquoise beads. so the new beads will sit evenly on this row. Pick up 1 gold bead, go through the next up bead. Then pick up another gold bead, pass through the next up bead. Add the third gold bead, pass through the next up bead. Again, add beads between every single bead in your previous row. Just continue adding beads like this. I'll finish the rest of this row. Now I'm going to add the last bead for this row. We've finished row 4. It's made up of 10 gold beads which are sitting nicely and evenly on this row. These 10 gold beads are the new up beads now. To add the next row, remember here to step up. My thread is coming out of this turquoise bead. I'll pass through the next gold bead. We're ready to add the next row. Let's see the gaps between each of the gold beads. It seems that one bead is enough to fill each gap. I'll go with turquoise beads for the next row. Pick up 1 turquoise, go through the next gold up bead. Then another turquoise, go through the next gold bead. Again just to add beads between every single bead in your previous row. Continue adding beads like this. I'm going to finish the rest of this row and come back later. I've added the last bead for this row. This bead here is the last bead. You might see some thread showing on the edge of the work, but please do not pull the tension too tight. We need to keep the tension relaxed to keep this beadwork flat. You can continue to add more rows like this. Add beads between every single bead in your previous row. To fill larger gaps, just add 2 beads. I've got enough rows for the design of the earrings. I've made another one in the same pattern with size 11 round seed beads. To create a nice round shape of beadwork, most people prefer to use round seed beads. This is the second variation of flat circular peyote. I'll show you how to finish the rest of the earring in the next lesson. 15. Circular Peyote: Make Flower and Pearl Earrings: Next, I'll show you how to make the rest of the earring with the beadwork we finished in the last lesson. By the way, I've used about 50 cm thread to make each single earring. I've left 13 cm thread tail. And we also need one 8 mm cold glass pearl to finish the body part of this earring. Then I'll attach a French hook earwire with chain nose pliers. I'll remove the last turquoise bead added for the final row. Put the needle on this working thread. Then just like the earrings we made in the flat odd count peyote section, pick up 1 turquoise seed bead and the pearl and 1 gold seed bead. Slide them down. Then skip this gold seed bead, pass through the pearl and the turquoise seed bead. then pass through this gold bead which is an up bead from the previous row. I will get rid of the extra thread. Grab this gold bead, push the pearl and the turquoise bead close up to the work. Then pull the thread tight. So this turquoise bead here, just fills the gap between the two gold up beads from the previous row. Then just weave the thread into the work. Follow the existing thread paths. The pearl I just added is a bit heavy for this small project. So I'm going to tie a couple of knots for security. Just tie a knot here. When you finish a knot and pass through the next bead, then pull it tight. So the knot is covered by that bead. Just keep weaving the thread into the work. Tie one more knot here. You can go as far as the thread allows. I'll skip this process. Trim off the excess thread, then put the needle on the thread tail, and weave it into the work. Follow the existing thread paths. Trim off the excess thread. We've finished the body part of this earring. Here you can make this bead perpendicular to the pearl. Let's attach the earwire to this work. You'll see this bead here is right on the top of the body part. We are going to attach the earwire to this top bead. Grab the loop with a pair of chain nose pliers, hold hook with your fingers, twist it to 90 degree angle. Then open the loop. Slide it through that top bead., then close the loop. We've finished this earring. If you think the French hook earwire looks a bit too simple for this design, what you can do is to add several seed beads to the earwire before you wear it. I'll add 1 gold seed bead, 1 turquoise and another gold. Slide them down. So the design looks a bit more interesting. Repeat the same process to make the other earring. I've made another pair of earrings using white seed beads instead of turquoise and replaced gold pearls with white pearls. 16. Tubular Peyote: Learn the Techniques: In this section, you are going to learn the basic tubular peyote techniques. Just like in the first variation of flat circular peyote, it starts with a circle of beads. The first set of beads will make up row 1 and row 2. But this time we are not going to do increase to keep the work flat. Instead, we want the beadwork to cup upwards. So it'll form a hollow tube. With tubular peyote, we can create beaded ropes to make necklaces, bracelets, and beaded components. Also we can make tubular peyote beaded bezels with crystal rivolis and gemstone cabochons. Just like in normal flat peyote, tubular peyote can be started with an even number of beads or with an odd number of beads. Remember in the first variation of flat circular peyote? We made the earrings with an even number of beads in the initial circle. So we always have a nice and even round. But if we start with an odd number of beads, we wouldn't be able to identify each row. This also happens in tubular peyote. Many designs require a clear distinction between each of the rows. So tubular even count peyote is considered to be more commonly used. Now I'm going to show you how to do tubular even count peyote in this lesson. It is helpful to work with some tools to make the first few rows. You can work with a dowel, a stick, or you can roll a paper tube. Actually knitting needles are very popular tools. They're affordable and they come in a variety of sizes. They can help you to hold your beadwork with a good tension and maintain the tubular shape. This is the knitting needle I'm going to use for this lesson. I've threaded my needle with a comfortable length of crystal color fireline. I'll be using the same gold and turquoise delica beads in size 10. Pick up 8 beads of alternating colors. They will make up row 1 and row 2. So there's 4 beads in each row. Leave a short tail. Then go through the beads again. Just go through this bead to form a circle. You see the shape looks a bit strange. Later the knitting needle will help this beadwork to maintain a tubular shape. Slide this circle onto the knitting needle to see if it fits. So you need to prepare knitting needles in different sizes for your tubular peyote beadwork. The needle size looks perfect to go with this circle. I didn't tie any knots, so I need to hold the thread tail to keep a good tension. Then we're ready to add the third row. The next bead is going to sit on top of this gold bead. I want gold sitting on top of gold and turquoise sitting on top of turquoise. Just like in normal flat peyote, Pick up 1 bead, skip this gold bead, and go through the next bead. So the new gold bead is sitting on top of that gold bead I just skipped. Then pick up the second gold bead, skip a bead, and pass through the next bead. Sometimes you need to use your fingers to encourage the new bead to sit properly. Then just keep adding beads like this. This is the last bead for this row. We've finished the third row with 4 gold beads. They are sticking up, so they become the up beads. Now you can see there's no more space to add beads. Just like in flat circular peyote, here we need to step up to add the next row, Pass through the next up bead which is the first bead we added for the third row. Then we are ready to add beads for the next row. The new beads will fill the gaps between each of the up beads. I will go with turquoise beads. Pick up 1 turquoise, skip a bead and pass through the next up bead. So the new turquoise is sitting on top of the turquoise I just skipped. Then pick up another turquoise and go through the next up bead. Just like in flat even count peyote, pick up a bead, skip a bead, and pass through the next up bead. You'll be working round and round in tubular peyote. I'm adding the last turquoise bead. I've added 4 turquoise beads for this row. So we need to step up to add beads for the next row. Let's do one more row together. We need gold beads for the next row. Step up here. This is the first bead. This is the second bead. Then just keep adding beads like this. Then the last bead. We've finished row 5. Remember here to step up. I'm going to add a few more rows and come back. This is what I've finished. Once you have made a tube like this, you can remove the knitting needle if you like, because you have something to hold onto,. Then just continue stitching your work. I've made another piece of beadwork in the exact same pattern, but with smaller seed beads. They are size 11 round seed beads. It looks nicer and more rounded. So that's the tubular even count peyote technique. We are going to make a bracelet using this stitch in the next lesson. 17. Tubular Peyote: Make Spiral Rope Bracelet: In this lesson, I'm going to demonstrate how to use tubular even count peyote stitch to make this spiral pattern project. It's a very easy pattern for beginners to learn. Then I'll show you one easy way to attach a pair of clasp to make a bracelet. I'm going to use size 11 round seed beads in four different colors. Gold, turquoise, white and rainbow orange. I'm going to use a pair of gold plated magnetic clasp. I've threaded my needle with crystal colored fire line. I've used about 300 cm thread in total to make this bracelet. So you need to add new thread a couple of times to finish this project. Pick up 2 turquoise, 2 orange, 2 gold and 2 white. These 8 beads will make up the first two rows. We will have 4 beads in each row. Leave about 30-35 cm thread tail to attach the clasp and the reinforce the work later. You can always leave a longer tail just in case. Then go through all of the beads again from the tail end. Go through one more bead to form a circle. Slide this circle onto a knitting needle. We are ready to add the third row. To get this spiral pattern, you just need to remember to pick up whatever color that you are coming out of. Now the working thread is coming out of this turquoise, So pick up 1 turquoise, skip one bead, and go through the next bead. Now the thread is coming out of an orange. So pick up 1 orange. Skip a bead and pass through the next bead. Now the thread is coming out of a gold. Pick up 1 gold, skip a bead, pass through the next bead. Now it's coming out of a white, so pick up 1 white. Skip a bead, go through the next bead. Now there's no space to add a new bead. It means you've finished this row with 4 newly added beads. Then step up to add the next row. Pass through the next up bead which is the first bead we added for the third row. Then we are ready to add row 4. My thread is coming out of a turquoise, so add 1 turquoise bead. Go through the next up bead, which is an orange bead. Then add 1 orange bead, go through the next gold up bead. Now it's coming out of a gold. So add 1 gold bead. Go through the next up bead. The thread is coming out of a white. So add 1 white bead. There's no space to add a new bead. So we need to step up to add the next row. Go through this bead to step up. Let's add one more row together. My thread is coming out of a turquoise. So add 1 turquoise, go through the next up bead. Now it is coming out of an orange. So add 1 orange. It's coming out of a gold, then add 1 gold bead. Now the thread is coming out of a white, so add 1 white bead. We've added 4 beads already. So we've finished this row. Step up to add the next row. Just continue adding beads like this. I'm going to add a few more rows and come back. I've created a tube. You can see the spiral pattern is forming. I'm going to continue adding beads in the same manner till get the desired length to make a bracelet. I'll skip this part. I've got a nice spiral rope that is long enough for my wrist. Let's attach the clasp to make a bracelet. I've just a weaved the thread into the project and switched directions several times to reinforce this end before adding the clasp. Now my needle is coming out of the bead. Your needle might come out of a different bead in a different direction after you reinforced this end. No matter which bead and in which direction your thread is coming out of, the first thing you do is to pass through all the 4 up beads in the final row. Pass through this turquoise up bead, then the second up bead, this orange bead here. Then pass through the next gold up bead. Next is the white up bead. Then pass through the turquoise up bead again. So the 4 final up beads are joined together. To reinforce this circle, pass through all of these 4 up beads again. Go through the next orange, then the gold, and the white, and back through the turquoise again. Next I'm going to add one half clasp between this turquoise up bead and this gold up bead. Pick up 1 gold seed bead, one half clasp and another gold seed bead. See my thread is coming out the bottom of this turquoise up bead. Now go into this gold up bead, either from the bottom or from the top. I'll insert my needle from the top of this gold up bead. Now my thread is coming out of this gold up bead. Then pass through this gold bead next to the clasp. Then go through the half clasp and the other gold bead. Then pass through the turquoise up bead again. As you can see, we just added the clasp between the turquoise up bead and the gold up bead in the final row. Next, just reinforce this part. Go through the gold bead next to the clasp, then the half clasp and the other gold bead. Then loop back through this gold up bead again. And go through the gold bead next to the clasp, then the half clasp and the other gold bead. Then loop back through this turquoise up bead again. Just repeat this process a couple of times until you feel this end is secure enough. I'm looping back through the gold up bead again and go through the gold bead next to the clasp then the half clasp and the other gold bead. Go through this turquoise. It looks quite secure. Then just weave the thread into the work to end it off. You can switch directions several times or you can just follow the existing thread paths and make a couple of knots. In tubular peyote beadwork, some people prefer to tie knots to reinforce the work rather than switch directions, because they don't want those thread bridges to be seen. Well, the half hitch knots can be covered by the beads. You can try both ways to see which method you prefer. Here I'll tie one knot. just to keep going like this. I will skip this process. Trim off the excess thread. We've finished this end. Then put the needle on the thread tail. First weave the thread into the work to reinforce this end, then repeat the same process to add the other half clasp to this end. I will skip this process. Then we've finished this beaded spiral bracelet using tubular peyote stitch. 18. Lesson15 final去掉Swarovski: From this lesson, you'll learn how to make beaded bezels using Tubular Even Count Peyote stitch. This technique is commonly used to bezel crystal rivolis and cabochons. Beaded bezels can be used in many ways to make different types of jewelry. Now, I'm going to demonstrate how to make a basic beaded bezel with a crystal rivoli. I'll go with this blue one. It's 14 mm in diameter. We need two sizes of seed beads to create a basic bezel around the rivoli. I'm going to use size 11 delica beads in gold and light turquoise blue. These delica beads are obviously smaller compared to the size 10 delica beads I used in some of the previous lessons. You can use size 11 round seed beads or other types of beads if you like. But cylinder shaped seed beads are commonly used to create the first three rows of peyote bezel. Then we also need size 15 round seed beads in silver and dark bronze. They are smaller than the size 11 delica beads. I'm using these four different colors of seed beads in this lesson to easily show you the pattern. Thread the needle with FireLine. I used about 80 cm thread to make this beaded bezel. Just like in Tubular Peyote, pick up the first set of beads to make a circle. And the number of beads you pick up needs to fit around the crystal rivoli. And it also needs to be an even number because we need the clear distinction between each of the rows. I've picked up these 36 delica beads, alternating between gold and turquoise. They will make up the first two rows, so 18 beads for each row. Leave about 15 cm thread tail and go through the first delica bead to make a circle. We need to check if this circle can fit around the widest part of the rivoli. Wrap it around the rivoli. This circle looks fine. If you use seed beads in a different size, then you may need to experiment a couple of times to find the correct number of beads to make the first circle. Size 11 delica beads are most commonly used to start the bezel. So you can actually Google search the question, how many delica beads to bezel a rivoli, then click images. You'll see some charts telling you the correct numbers of size 11 delica beads to bezel different sized rivolis. But please always double-check before you add the next row. We've got the correct number of beads on this circle. Now you can go through all of these beads again like we usually do to reinforce the first circle, or even tie two knots to make a circle. But I just prefer to keep it like that, because I don't want the first three rows to be stiff. I want them to be flexible, so later they can curl around the rivoli nicely. There's different ways to do things. So just to practice this project several times to see which method you prefer. You can also add a stop bead at the beginning, which help to keep a good tension. I didn't add a stop bead, so later I need to hold the thread tail firmly to add the first few beads for the next row. This time, we don't need any tools to hold this circle to help create the tube shape. This is a large circle, so you can easily hold it with your fingers. First, I'll go through one turquoise bead. I want my new bead to sit on top of the next gold bead. Now we are ready to add the third row. Pick up a gold delica bead, skip a bead, and go through the next bead. I'll add gold delica beads for this row. Encourage the new gold bead to sit on top of the gold bead we just skipped. Then pick up another gold bead, skip a bead, and pass through the next bead. Keep adding gold delica beads like this. I'm adding the third one. Then pick up another gold delica. All of the new beads in this row will just lie flat at the moment. Just leave them like that. I'm going to finish this row with gold delica beads. I'll skip this part. I've finished the third row. This is the last gold delica bead I just added. We've got 18 gold delica beads in this row. They become the up beads. This no space to add a new bead, so we need to step up to add the next row. Go through the next up bead to step up. For the next row, we are going to add size 15 round seed beads. Remember in Flat Circular Peyote, we need to increase the size or the number of beads to keep the work flat. But this time we need to use smaller sized seed beads, so the work will start to cup inwards. I'll go with the size 15 dark bronze seed beads. Pick up one bead, go through the next up bead. Just keep adding beads like this. I'm adding the third bead. Then the fourth bead. Add the next bead. I've added five beads. Later if you pull the tension tight, the beads will be pulled inwards like this. Just continue adding beads like this to finish this row. I'll skip this part. Now. I'm adding the last bead for this row. Then pull the thread a couple of times. We need to keep a tight and even tension for this row to pull it inwards. So we've got a short tube. Then go through the next dark bronze up bead to step up to add the next row with size 15 silver seed beads. Pick up one silver. Go through the next dark bronze up bead. Then continue adding beads like this. This time I will try to pick up the smallest silver seed beads, which will help to get a better decrease. This will be the final row on this side of the bezel, so try to keep the tension as tight as you can to pull it inwards. Just keep adding beads like this till you finish the row. I'm adding the last bead for this row. Go through the next dark bronze seed bead. Then pull it tight. As you can see, the two decreasing rows of size 15 seed beads have helped to pull this side inwards to shape the bezel. Later we'll add another two rows of size 15 seed beads on the other side to hold the rivoli inside the bezel. So first weave the thread to the other side of the bezel. Now I'm coming out of this dark bronze seed bead. Go through this gold delica bead, then the next two beads on a diagonal. I'm coming out of this gold delica, which is an up bead on this row. Then we are ready to add the next row with size 15 dark bronze seed beads. Now we can insert the rivoli right in the middle. Let's add the first decreasing row on this side with size 15 dark bronze seed beads. So pick up one dark bronze seed bead and pass through the next up bead. You need to hold the rivoli firmly to pull the tension tight. Then add the third bead. Add the next bead. I'm going to finish this row and skip this part. I'm adding the last bead. At the same time, go through the next dark bronze seed bead to step up. Just like on the other side, we need to add another row with size 15 silver seed beads. Pick up one silver bead, go through the next dark bronze seed bead. Again, try to pick up the smallest silver seed beads. Keep the tension as tight as you can to pull it inwards. Just keep adding beads like this. I'm going to finish this row and skip this part. I've finished the final row. So this is how to create a basic bezel using tubular even count peyote stitch. Actually, many designers suggest adding three rows of size 15 round seed beads on one side of the bezel to go with the 14 millimeter rivolis, just for extra security. I added only two rows of size 15 seed beads on each side of this bezel. But I pulled the tension really tight when adding the decreasing rows. As you can see, the rivoli is not going to fall out when I tried to push the rivoli out of the bezel. We always need to double-check if the bezel is secure enough. Add additional decreasing rows if it's needed. Make sure the rivoli will not fall out of the bezel. Next, I'll show you how to turn the basic bezels into necklace pendants and earrings. 19. Tubular Peyote: Turn the Basic Bezels into Jewelry Pieces: There's many ways to use beaded bezels to create jewelry. In the first part of this lesson, I'll show you how to attach earwires to the bezels to make earrings. In the second part of the lesson, you'll learn how to add a ladder stitch beaded loop as the bail to the bezel, so you can use it as a pendant to go with a necklace chain. For my demonstration, I'll use leverback earwires, a piece of gold plated necklace chain and the same bezel we made together previously. My thread is coming out of this dark bronze seed bead. First, I wanted to reinforce the bezel. Just like in flat peyote, pass through some delica beads on a diagonal, change directions a couple of times for security. Here, I'll change direction. It's easier to only weave the thread into these delica beads because they have bigger holes that allow multiple thread passes. Just continue weaving the thread like this. I have switched directions several times. I will stop here. We have three rows of delica beads on this bezel. The row made up of turquoise delicas is the center row of this bezel. I want to add the earwire to this row. My thread is coming out of this turquoise delica. I'll add the earwire to this bead. Pick up 2 gold delica beads, one earwire, and another 2 gold delica beads. Loop back through that turquoise delica I'm coming out of. We've got a small loop facing the front of the bezel. Then go through all the beads and the ea wire on this loop again to reinforce this loop. You can go through all of them one more time for extra security. Then weave this thread into the bezel. Pass through some delica beads on a diagonal pattern, change directions a couple of times for security. I've showed you the process before adding the earwire, so I'll skip this part. Then trim off the thread. Put the needle on the thread tail, follow the exact same process to weave it into the bezel and trim off the extra thread. Then we've finished this peyote beaded bezel earring. Next, I'll show you how to turn this bezel into a pendant. You need a piece of necklace chain to go with it. Again, I'm going to use the same bezel. First, you can reinforce the bezel and we've done that together in part one of this lesson. So I'll skip this process. Let's add the ladder stitch beaded loop straight away. Pass through the gold delica bead right next to the bead I'm coming out of. Then switch direction and go up through that gold delica bead. Now we are going to add a strip of beads to this gold delica I'm coming out of using ladder stitch technique which you have learned in the first course. Once we get a beaded ladder stitch strip, I'll connect the other end of the strip to this gold delica bead, which will form a loop. Pick up 1 goat delica bead, loop back through the delica bead my thread is coming out of. Then go through the new dedica. Just to repeat these steps, pick up a gold delica, loop back through the previous delica bead, then go through the new delica bead. Repeat the same steps. Pick up a gold delica bead, loop back through the previous one. And go through the new bead. Continue adding beads like this till you get a good length of strip to form a loop that allows your necklace chain to go through. That's about the length I need. I'm going to connect this end to this gold delica bead to form a loop. Just like that. The loop will be facing the side of the bezel. If I hold the bezel like this, my thread is coming out the top of this delica bead I just added. Then insert the needle from the top of this delica bead on the bezel. Then go into the delica bead on the strip. Repeat this process to reinforce the connection. Reinforce the ladder stitch by going through every single bead on the strip. Go through this gold delica bead on the bezel. Next, just weave the thread into the bezel, change directions a couple of times for security. I'll skip this part. Trim off the thread, then put the needle on the thread tail and end it off in the same manner. We've finished a beaded bezel pendant. Now we can thread it on a necklace chain. You can choose different types of chain to go with it. By repeating the same process. I've made these earrings and pendants using different colored seed beads and rivolis. All of these rivolis are 12 mm in diameter. I used 30 delica beads to make the initial circle for each of these bezels. For the blue rivolis, I used only silver colored delicas and round seed beads for the bezel. And I used a beaded necklace as the chain to go with the pendant. I've showed this chain to you at the beginning of this course. Again, you can check the materials and information in the PDF file if you want to make the same designs. 20. Tubular Peyote: Make Bezels for Gemstone Cabochons: You've learned how to create basic beaded bezels for crystal rivolis. Now, you can easily make bezels for round and oval cabochons in the same manner. In this lesson, I'm going to show you several things you need to pay attention to when making peyote beaded bezels for cabochons. I will skip the repeated processes to save your time. I'll be using these two gemstone cabochons as examples. The oval cabochon is aventurine. The size of the stone is about 18 x 13 mm The round cabochon is malachite. It's about 14 mm in diameter. The seed beads for this lesson are size 11 delica beads in gold and light bronze, then size 15 round seed beads in silver and gold. Let's start with the oval cabochon. I've checked the number of delicas to fit around the oval cabochon. I need 42 delicas of alternating colors. I'll go through the first delica to make a circle. You see it fits around the widest part of the cabochon perfectly. Next, I'm going to add the third row. with gold delica beads. You have learned this already, so I will skip this part. Now. I have made three rows. Two rows of gold delicas, one row of light bronze delicas. Next, I'll just add another two rows of size 15 round seed beads for the decrease and remember to pull the tension tight. I'll skip this part. I've added two rows of size 15 seed beads on this side. Then take the needle to weave the thread through to the other side. Now we're ready to put in the cabochon. I'll insert the cabochon with the back side up. Hold them together firmly like this. There's one thing you need to know For a Swarovski crystal rivoli, three rows of delica beads are usually enough, because the rivoli's edge is very thin. But with cabochons, you need to test to see if you should add additional rows of delicas. You see there's one row of delica beads sticking up over the edge of the cabochon. That means we have enough rows of delica beads for this bezel. And we are ready to add decreasing rows to pull this side inwards. I will quickly add another two rows of size 15 seed beads on this side of the bezel. Now it's a bit challenging to hold them together while adding beads, because the cabochon keeps moving out of the bezel at this stage. Just to try your best to keep the tension tight. I'll finish the rest of the two decreasing rows and skip this part. I have added two rows of size 15 seed beads. Again, we always need to double-check if the bezel is secure enough. Now if I push the back side of the cabochon, it does not fall out. If I push the front side, then the back side of the cabochon will fall out. So that means we need to add additional decreasing rows to this side of the bezel. Step up here, then I'll quickly add one more row of size 15 seed beads and ome back. I've added another row. Now the bezel can hold the cabochon in place securely. One additional decreasing row is enough for this cabochon. We've finished this beaded bezel. Then you can weave the thread into the work and add a ladder stitch beaded loop to make a pendant. Or add one earwire to make an earring. Same as what you've learned with the rivoli bezels. Now let's look at this round cabochon. It's much thicker than the oval one. I've just repeated the same process, made the first three rows with size 11 delica beads, then added two decreasing rows of size 15 seed beads. Then insert the cabochon with the back side up. As you can see, the delica beads cannot reach the edge of the cabochon. That means we need to add more rows of size 11 delica beads. From my experience, it looks like we need to add another two rows of delicas. I will quickly add two rows of delicas and skip this part. Now we have five rows of size 11 delicas in total. You see there's one row of delica beads sticking up over the edge of the cabochon. We are ready to add decreasing rows. Step up here, next, I will quickly add two rows of size 15 seed beads and skip this part. I've added two rows of size 15 seed beads and double-checked the bezel. It is secure enough. We don't need additional decreasing rows. So we've finished this bezel. Again, you can add a bail or earwire to make an earring or pendant. Let's do a quick review for this lesson. There are five steps to follow to make a peyote bezel for a cabochon. Step one, figure out how many delicate beads you need to make the initial circle. The first set of delicas you pick up should fit around the widest part of the cabochon. Step two, make the first three rows with delica beads and two decreasing rows with size 15 seed beads. Step three, insert your cabochon, then add additional rows of delicas if it's needed. You should have one row of delicas sticking up over the edge of your cabochon. Step four, add two decreasing rows with size 15 seed beads on the other side of the bezel. Step five, try to push the cabochon out of the bezel to test if the bezel is secure enough. Add additional decreasing rows if it's needed. That's all for this lesson. I hope you will enjoy making beaded bezels using tubular peyote stitch. 21. Conclusion: Congratulations, you've completed the course. Now you can make different styles of beaded jewelry using peyote stitch and its variations. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I'll be happy to help you improve your jewelry making skills. Thank you again for taking this course. Let's keep in touch.