The Big Bad Bead! Creating Peyote Stitch Tube Beads to Make Your Own Jewelry | Skillshare Projects

Sydney Khan

Jewelry Artist



The Big Bad Bead! Creating Peyote Stitch Tube Beads to Make Your Own Jewelry


Express yourself by beading your own jewelery! Sport your new creation and when people notice your one of a kind hand crafted piece you can tell them you made it! In this course students will learn the basic supplies needed to create seed beaded projects with the flat even count peyote stitch. This class is suited for all levels of beaders, whether you are advanced and looking to pick up a different skill or new to the beading game! Join me in this class and make yourself a pair of beaded earrings, a bracelet or necklace!


Students will learn to create peyote tube beads using traditional techinques practiced by Native Americans and Ancient Egyptians. Peyote stitch  is the foundation of bead weaving  allows endless possibilities when creating beaded jewelry projects. Students will then learn how to put together a piece of jewelry using the tube bead they create using seed beads and learn to finish the bead. In this class your will learn of three different ways to wear  your piece and the finishing techniques involved to make a basic necklace, bracelet and earrings!


Step One: Materials and Supplies

Step Two: Getting Started: Introducing the Peyote Stitch

Step Three: Building up the stitch

Step Four: Troubleshooting 

Step Four: Finishing the bead

Step 5: Choose how you want to wear your creation (Basics of putting together Earrings, Necklace, or Earrings)

Step 6: Post your one of a kind creation and engage in the creative community! Build upon your creative success and make some jewelry!


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