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Backstitch, page 64; barrette backs, page 16.

2 pieces automotive chamois cloth, each about 4 by 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm)

Strong scissors

Piece of rawhide about the size of the barrette

Seed beads, size 11

Porcupine quills

Chalk or pencil

Bead cement

Barrette back

Beading thread

Beading needle

Leather glue

Leather punch or awl

Heavy scissors

Piece of rawhide about 3 1/8 by 3-1/2 inches (8x9 cm)

ive chamois sometimes smells of lin-yours does, set it in the sun until the iates.

wo oval pieces of chamois the size you arrette to be. The one shown is 3-1/4 ; and 2-7/8 inches high (8.5 x 7.25 cm).

at the outer edge of the cloth, back-'ows of beads around one of the eces.

)out 17 quills of similar thickness in engths, so that you can lay them out in rn. After arranging them on the chamois, dot of chalk or pencil at each end of so you'll know where each belongs.

7 Cut the rawhide Into an oval 1/4 inch (1 cm) smaller than the chamois; the chamois should project about 1/8 inch (.5 cm) all the way around.

8 Glue the rawhide to the back of the beaded chamois and allow to dry.

9 Glue the barrette back to the rawhide and allow to dry.

10 Cut two slits in the remaining piece of chamois, one for each raised end of the barrette back to project through. Open the barrette and slip the chamois over the barrette back. With a running stitch, stitch around the edge of the barrette, sewing the back chamois to the front.

quills to the chamois, starting at one he thread and position the end quill on Working from back to front, bring the iugh the chamois right next to the quill he needle through the hollow quill and through the chamois at the other end.

the second quill. Bring the needle back the chamois right next to its end (the t to your needle's current position). See 'ork as close to the quills as you can, so = are virtually invisible. Continue in this ;il all the quills are stitched to the not the thread on the back of the bar-ot the knot with bead cement.



Cheri Lynn Waltz


Backstitch, page 64; making fringe, page 22; attaching fringe, page 63; using pin backs, page 16


Leather scraps


Beading thread

Beading needles

Seed beads and bugle beads

4 to 8mm semiprecious beads

Jeweler's adhesive

Clear rigid plastic (such as the lid from greeting card or note-card box, or the lid of a yogurt carton)

Small, sharp scissors

Pin back


1 On a piece of paper, arrange the stones in various ways until you're pleased with the layout. Draw around them to outline the shape of the brooch.

2 Cut out the paper pattern and lay it on the right side of a piece of leather that's slightly larger than your brooch. Trace around the pattern Position the cabo-chons as you want them, leaving room for at least one row of seed beads between them. Trace around the cabochons.

3 Glue the principal cabochon in position on the leather. Allow to dry.

4 Backstitch four rows of seed beads around the cabochon.

5 Sew a row of bugle beads around the backstitched seed beads.

6. Glue the second cabochon to the leather and backstitch around it.

7 Glue the third cabochon in place. Cover the remaining brooch with backstitc beads, using the photo as a guide.

8 If desired, add fringe, attaching it to the bottom row of be:, ing.

9 Trim the excess leather close to the beadwork, being careful not to cut the thread

10 Cut a piece of plat fit the brooch and glue il ^ to the back. Cut a set ond piece of leather and mark where pin back will go or cut holes for the back and press the leal over the pin, with the h side of the leather to the side. Glue the leather to the of the brooch.



2 Backstitch around the outline of the snake. String more beads at one time for long straight lines, fewer (and perhaps smaller) beads for tight curves.

4 Trim the suede to within 1/8 inch (3 mm) of the

6 Stitch the two pieces of suede together around the edge, using either a simple running stitch or a two-bead edging. As you close the two, stuff with a little fiberfill.


1 Sketch your personal serpent on a piece of paper until he/she looks right. Then outline it on the ultrasuede.

2 Backstitch around the outline of the snake. String more beads at one time for long straight lines, fewer (and perhaps smaller) beads for tight curves.

3 Once the snake is outlined, fill it in completely with parallel lines of beads. Finish with the head: red eyes and a coral "forked" tongue.

4 Trim the suede to within 1/8 inch (3 mm) of the design all the way around, being careful not to cut the thread.

5 Lay the snake on another piece of ultrasuede and trace around it. Cut out the second piece of suede, as a backing. Cut two slits in the suede backing (for the projecting ends of the pin back). Open the pin and lay the suede over the pin back, forcing the ends through the slits.

6 Stitch the two pieces of suede together around the edge, using either a simple running stitch or a two-bead edging. As you close the two, stuff with a little fiberfill.


Collis Marshall


Backstitch, page 64 using pin backs, page 16; two-bead edging, page 24.


Piece of ultrasuede or deerskin


Seed beads, size 16 to 20

Beading needle, size 16

Beading thread Fine, sharp scissors Pin back

Cotton or polyester fiberfill

Cylindrical (delica) beads for the edging (optional)



Janeen Shagman


Backstitch, page 64: tubular peyote stitch, even count, page 67; making a continuous necklace, page 20; making fringe, page 22; attaching fringe, page 63.



Jeweler's glue

Thin, good-quality leather or suede

Beading thread

Beading needle

Seed beads, size 11

Accent beads

Sharp scissors

Leather glue or white craft glue


Cabochons—polished semiprecious stones that are flat on one side-

make excellent pendants and brooches. with just a little beading.

(Piece of leatlier that's about 1 inch (2.5 p tfian the cabochon in all directions. Glue i to me wrong side of the leather, ■jeweler s glue. Allow to dry overnight.

) me needle and knot the thread.

I fon Hack to front, bring the needle up |Bie leather very close to the cabochon.

|psu seed f-ads and backstitch around o, ninng tne beads snugly against the I the lit of the beads so that you end ien number of them. This backstitched «5 your base strand.

>o»er the eoge of the cabochon, using « stitch. For a fairly flat cab. two rows If enough.

I.leattwr very close to the original row of 5 careful not to cut the threads.

threat) back to the beginning row.

i Cijlwnrd from the original row. to pro-f (ck ihi: btone Weave three or four WW peyoic, again using the original row s ilnlsh, Just end with a row of ctenslir. sawtooth edge will be ante i m? 'star" effect shown In the »1 nurd to acnieve. For the last row of lite beaus instead of one In every


other space, poking them into a triangular shape. See Figure 1. Add no beads at all in alternate spaces, taking the thread back down through the previous row to avoid bare threads.

11 When you finish the last row, weave the thread through several beads, then down through the leather, and knot it.

12 Make a neck strap of seed beads and larger accent beads. Attach it to the pendant by weaving the thread through the beading (not the last row) and Into the leather.

13 If desired, make fringe and attach it to the beads at the bottom of the pendant

14 Glue a second piece of leather to the back of the pendant.

Some cabochons—rose quartz and amethyst, for example—are transparent enough to see through. When working with one of those, use either a white backing or one that matches the color of the cabochon. In either case, use suede or leather with very little gram.

d with this o stop.



DESIGN: Jody Stewart-Keller


Odd-count tubular pey ote, page 66


2 amethyst crystals. 10 to 12mm in diameter

Seed beads, size 14

Nylon beading thread

Beading needle, size 13 or 15

2 6mm Austrian lead crystal faceted beads

2 4mm round glass beads

Bead cement

Pair of French ear wires

Chain-nose pliers

■enough beads to encircle the wide end t, using dr. odd number of beads. Tie the »around the crystal, leaving a 3-inch p. While the circle should fit snugly, it s to be extremely tight, since vou'll be toots tuoe on inter

|io»a'<3 the tip of the crystal, weave a hqraie until vou've covered at least half

Lp through tne rows until you exit the top |tte thread around the too row again, for h. and clip the initial tail.

fcft*se«l '«ads. then a 6mm lead crys-psn a ¿twii round bead, then nine more Tifre the thread back through the round 1 bead, and the first six seed beads. Ideate;! trie ilrst leg of the hanger.

5 Needle through Row 1 of the tube until you're about one-third of the way around, then exit. String on another six seed beads, then go again through the two accent beads, around the loop of nine beads, and back down the way you came to exit at the bottom of this second leg. See Figure 1.

6 Needle through the beads of Row 1 another one-third of the circumference and create the third leg.

7 After you've exited at the bottom of the third leg of six beads, anchor the thread In the peyote tube and clip the end.

8 Remove the amethyst crystal from the tube, dab a little bead cement around the crystal, and put the crystal back into the tube. Allow to dry.

9 Using the chain nose pliers, open the wire circle on the ear wire. Slip the nine-bead loop over the circle and close it.

| leather nory d—to ore the stickpins »ead on a th acidity serpent • earrings :e stitch, rdicine tnerican , and

I with this 0 stop.

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OESiON: Carol Wilcox Wells


Flat peyote stitch, page 68; making fringe, page 22: attaching fringe, page 63

you will need

Beading thread

Beading needle

Cylinder seed beads, size 11

Tiny stars with loops

Bugle beads (for fringe)

Wire cutters

Head pin 4 inches (10.5 cm) long

Silver chain

2 jump rings despite the popularity of peyote pouches, a flat peyote NECKPIECE AIL for a pattern that has remarkable clarity and detail. this portray telvi, angel of Spring, suggests just how sophisticated the patterns<

become. areas of three-dimensional work add extra interest.

1 r k a design of this complexity. It's a good idea ^draw It out on graph paper, rather than to bead aneously. Peyote graph paper is widety avaU-wis. With a set of colored pencils or pens, you can design at will.

2 I'm neckpiece shown in the photo has a base viand of 71 beads and thus must be woven with wi. v.\<cis\ W X<va \Nav\V Vo wgciwJ the ii^xf ^vi^im^Jpym^/iWit singqiy string on M tiods instead.

3 ¿ingflat peyote, weave your design. The stars I sell have a small loop attached to one of their twits Bend each loop back at a nght angle to the 8» Arid Ihem to neckpiece as you weave by pick-rg jp h bead and a star at the same time.

4 We' me piece is woven, go back and add addl-Hera Deans for the nose, on top of the original paving. Decide where you want the extra beads bring the needle out an adjacent bead. String «n a nead and take the needle through the next bed. See Figure 1. Continue to add beads where


you want them, weaving in and out of the original piece as necessary.

5 Add fringe to the bottom. Each dangle has a bugle bead and either seven seeds or six seeds and a star.

6 With the wire cutters, snip off the head of the head pin. Form a loom in each end of the head pin and slip a jump ring into each loop. Attach the chain to the jump rings.

7 Fold the top of the piece back over the head pin. To do that, stitch the high beads in the top row to the fourth beads in alternate rows. See Figure 2. When you've stitched through several beads, pull the thread tight, rolling the weaving over the head-pin. Continue the width of the piece.



DESIGN: Jana Hunt Newton


Tubular peyote stitch, page 65; bead tips, page 15; making fringe, page 22; attaching fringe, page 63


Flat, rectangular piece of Venetian foil glass

Soft leather

Jeweler's glue

Beading thread

Beading needle

Seed beads, size 10

3 spear-shaped, faceted citrines

Faceted seed beads, size 12

Bead glue or clear fingernail polish

Accent beads, for the strap

1 Cut a piece of leather slightly larger than the Wnetian foil glass, and glue the glass to the satner. Allow to dry.

2 Workmgfrom back to front, bring the needle up Trough the leather very close to the foil glass.

3 Pick up three seed beads and backstitch around toe glass. fitting the beads snugly against it. Adjust

■ lit of the beads so that you end up with an pm number This backstitched row provides your tee strand.

4 T-im tfie leather very close to the original row of bwis, being careful not to cut the threads.

SHead up the sides of the glass all the way to the ;feD. using tubular peyote stitch.

pttach the three spear-shaped citrines to the pen-3». placing one at the top and one on each side, foeacn citrine, anchor the thread in the stitching sound trie centerpiece and weave about halfway up racitnne with tubular peyote. See Bgure 1.

1 String on six large accent beads and lay them rcss the top of the centerpiece, anchoring the mad to the beadwork at each end. At each end of fsstiafid and between the accent beads, secure tfrand to the beadwork with loops of beads run-tagfioni to back. If there are gaps in the bead-«HHi, lill in with additional bits of peyote or even Deads.

8 Make the fringe, stitching it to the bottom row of beading. Place the smaller seed and bugle beads close to the glass, then add the larger beads.

9 To make tne strap, first attach a loop of seed beads to the beading on each side of the Venetian glass, adding an amber disk to the end of each loop. Then cut two pieces of #10 test monofilament (fishing line) 2 feet (61.5 cm) long. While monofilament can break, It is wonderfully invisible for clear, translucent oeads. String seed beads onto each strand, pushing them to the center of the monofilament. Take both strands through the amber disk, then take all four pieces of monofilament through a single bead. Then string the large citrine and glass beads on all four pieces of monofilament. Repeat for the other strap.

10 When the strap is as long as you want it, divide the four threads into two pairs and tie the pairs together. Finish with bead tips.


Also called spirit bags and amulet bags, pevote pouches arc witj popular. this is the easiest kind to make: a peyote tube WITh FRINi and a strap. the bottom is open (the better for your good fortune enter at will).

DESIGN: Jody Stewart-Keller


Oddcount tubular pey-ote. page 66: making fringe, page 22: attach ing fringe, page 63: even<x)unt flat peyote, page 68.


Seed beads, size 11

Beading thread

Beading needle

A jar or a cardboard tube from a roll of toilet tissue or paper towels

2 4mm faceted beads

bad a stiff beading needle with about 1 yard ■i of thread. Do not Knot it.

Mlgon 55 beads. This is the base strand that pncircle the entire pouch. Tie the beads into a L. using a double knot.

^Btt're using a cardboard tube, prepare it as |led on page 65. Slip the circle of beads

3 odd-count peyote, weave the bag as tall as Hpt it. After the base strand, each spiral row Hgve2? beads. In the design shown, there are ■"points' of each color around the bag.

ihe fringe, attaching the strands to the

fi(leads' on the bottom row.

even-count flat peyote, weave a strap h lour rows wide.

a attach the strap, select two points on the leaf pouch to be the sides. (Make sure there ■tan equal number of beads on the front and plthe pouch.) Now make a double loop of .Todo that, first string on four seed beads, a

4mm bead, and three more seed beads. Take the needle through two beads on the base strand. String on three seed beads, take the needle back through the 4mm bead, and string on four more seeds. See Figure 1. Needle through the bottom row on the strap. For extra security, go around the loop again. Bury the thread in the bag.









Carol Wilcox Wells


Tubular peyote stitch, even count, page 67: flat peyote stitch, even count, page 68; making fringe, page 22; attaching fringe, page 63

Bronze, cream, and red cylinder seed beads, size 11

Beading thread

Beading needle

Cardboard tube from a roll of toilet tissue or paper towels

Bronze bugles. Swarovskl crystals, gold teardrop beads (for the dangles)

with a flat bottom and a lid that slides up and down the strap peyote pouch can carry small objects: a crystal, a charm. even a lips'

Called "Pyramids of Fire" by designer Carol Wilcox Wells, it is 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) wide and 4 inches (10.5 cm) tall.

2 su will er will be beadf

4 Pre the cii


1 Thread a stiff beading needle with about 1 yard iS mi of thread. Do not knot It.

2 String on 80 beads. This is the base strand that «ill encircle the entire pouch. Both front and back «ill be 36 beads across. Each side will be four beads deep.

3 "it the beads in a circle, using a double knot.

4 'Yepare the cardboard tube (see page 65). Slip If* circle of beads over it.

5 ."teave the body of the bag as high as you want It, jsing even- count tubular peyote.

Making the Bottom of the Bag

The bottom consists of a flat tab 36 beads wide that ertenas down from the front. It is folded up ■H stitched to the back and sides.

6 Gently mash the round pouch flat, to get an Idea sf Attere you want the front, sides, and back. Sdect the 36-bead width that will form the front of die pouch. On one end of this row. the outermost read will be a high bead—that Is, It will jut out from the row. At the other end, the outermost bead will tie 3 low bead. Start weaving at the low-bead end.

7 Using even-count flat peyote stitch, weave back »*! forth across the front of the pouch, making the at Make eight rows, counting on the diagonal.

8 Fold the flap up so that it meets the back of the pouch, leaving four vertical rows of beads for each side of the pouch. Fit the bottom and the back of 'J* pouch together like teeth In a zipper and stitch














them closed, needling through the high beads of the pouch and the high beads of the bottom. See Figure 1.

9 Stitch the bottom to each side. Note that the beads of the sides and the beads of the bottom are inconveniently perpendicular to each other. Stitch them together as shown in Figure 2, closing the high beads first, then reversing direction and closing the low beads.

Adding the Fringe

10 Make the fringe, attaching it to the flat bottom. Making the Strap

11 Using even-count flat peyote, weave a strap that's four vertical rows wide and as long as you like. If you plan to omit the lid. fit the ends of the strap to the sides of the pouch as you would the edges of a zipper, and stitch them together.


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