Freeform Peyote Tutorial



This tutorial from PotomacBeads shows you how to do freeform peyote stitch. Freeform peyote differs from standard odd or even count peyote stitch in the beads that it uses. You can use nearly any kind of single-hole beads to create unique freeform patterns that change as you determine. Enjoy!

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Peyote stitch is a popular beading technique that can be used to create a variety of jewelry and other beaded items. Freeform peyote stitch is a variation of this technique that allows you to create unique patterns by using any type of single hole bead. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a beautiful freeform peyote stitch bracelet.
1. Gather up seed beads of your choice, using a beading mat or board helps to keep your project organized. You can use either even or odd stitch. Use any beads you like but avoid using 2 holed beads.
2. Start with a strip of beads that are uniform in size and shape to make a consistent beginning and then you can add different sizes on the following strips. The more color and variety the more fun your piece will be.
3. Keep a good tension on your thread as you go. Attach a clasp or make a seed bead clasp at the end of your project.
Do you love working with beads, but hate feeling limited by patterns? If so, freeform peyote is the beading technique for you! Freeform peyote is a type of bead weaving that allows you to let your creativity run wild. With this technique, there are no rules and no limits – you can simply string beads together in any way you like. Whether you’re looking to use up some leftover beads or you want to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, freeform peyote is a great option. Not to mention, freeform peyote bracelets make great gifts! So what are you waiting for? Get those beads out and start beading!

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