Two threedrop peyote bracelet

Miyuki Beads Patterns

Combining different sizes and types of beads can be a fun way to make an interesting item. For this bracelet, make use of two- and three-drop peyote to showcase Miyuki square beads in a band of Delicas. The square beads are the same size as a three-drop peyote stitch. Work single peyote around the square. Then, to add more textural interest, use two-drop peyote on the outer edge of the bracelet. If you want to add more contrast, you can use different color Delicas to frame the square bead.

This bracelet works up quickly, but you should be comfortable working in two- and three-drop peyote before you begin.


Condition beading thread (see "Basics," p. 5) at a length that you find most comfortable. Determine the desired finished length of your bracelet. The beaded portion of this bracelet is 6'/i in. (16cm). The closure adds another 'A in. (1.3cm).

O Leaving a 4-5-in. (10-12cm) tail, pick up 11 main color (MC) Delicas. Skip the last four beads strung and go through the next bead (photo a and figure 1, a-b). The last two beads strung sit above the eighth and ninth beads strung to form a new row. You may have to adjust the beads so they sit correctly.

© Pick up three MCs. Skip three beads and go through the next bead. This makes a three-drop peyote stitch. Then pick up two MC (photo b). © Sew through all the beads in the

Drop Peyote Stitch
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Peyote Miyuki Pattern

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• 5g Japanese cylinder beads (Oelicas), main color (MC)

• lg Japanese cylinder beads (Oelicas), accent color (AC)

• 11-13 Miyuki square beads, size 3

• Nymo or Power Pro beading cord in matching color

• beeswax or Thread Heaven for Nymo

• magnetic dasp

• safety chain and 2 jump rings Tools: chainnose pliers

© Use pliers to open a jump ring (see "Basics"). Slide it onto the magnetic clasp's loop. Then slide an end link of the safety chain into the ring. Close the loop (photo f). Repeat on the other end of the bracelet. - RaeAnn Wojahn

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© Repeat step 2, sewing through the square (photo e). @ Repeat step 1.

0 From now on, work three main-color rows between the square-bead motifs. Q End the bracelet with four main-color rows.

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previous row (figure 2, b-c) exiting the last bead. Repeat this step every other row for the entire bracelet. © Go through the first two beads in the next row and pick up one MC. Sew through the next three beads, and pick up one MC. Go through the next two beads (figure 3, c-d). © Pick up two MC and go through the next bead. This completes a two-drop stitch. Work a three-drop, and then a two-drop (figure 4, d-e). 0 Repeat steps 4-5 to work four solid-color rows.


O Begin the next row with a MC two-drop. Then work an accent color (AC) three-drop (photo c). End with an MC two-drop.

0 Work the next row in AC. © Work an MC two-drop. Pick up a square bead (photo d) in place of a three-drop. Do another MC two-drop.


O To attach one half of the magnetic clasp, follow the stringing pattern shown in figure 5, a-b. Repeat the thread path connecting the clasp to the bracelet several times. Tie several half-hitch knots (see "Basics") and dot with glue. Weave in the tail. Repeat on the opposite end.

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Two-needle peyote start figure 1

How many times have you tried to start a peyote stitch project and found yourself with a tangled mess, vowing you'll never try to do peyote stitch again? If you're like most, it's happened more than once. Here's a handy two-needle technique that works great. This method builds the first three rows at once. You'll be thrilled at how easy it makes starting a peyote project-even in the middle.

Note: these directions are for peyote stitching from the bottom up. To peyote stitch from the top down, transpose row 1 and row 3 so that row 1 is on top. O Thread two needles onto a single thread, one at each end. @ Pick up two beads: a row 1 bead on the bottom needle and a row 3 bead on the top needle. Slide them both to the center of the thread sitting side by side (figure 1).

0 Pick up the next row 2 bead and pass both needles through it at the same time in the same direction. Pull the bead next to the first two beads (figure 2).

© Pick up two beads, the next row 3 bead on the top needle and the row 1 bead on the bottom needle, and pull them next to the single bead with #3 above #1. You may need to persuade the beads to sit properly by holding both threads and gently pushing them toward the single bead (figure 3). Keep an even tension.

0 Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the piece is as wide as needed. 0 For even-count flat peyote: End with a single bead as in figure 2. Drop the bottom needle and use the top one as the working thread to begin row 4 (figure 4).

O For odd count flat peyote: End with two beads as in figure 3. Pass the needle from row 3 into the last bead of row 1, heading back toward the work.

Tie this thread off or use it later. Pass the needle from row 1 into the last bead of row 3, heading back toward the work and use it to begin row 4 (figure 5).

© For even-count tubular peyote: Build the first three rows as for even-count flat peyote. Make a tube by bringing the beginning beads around to meet the last bead added. Make sure the strip isn't twisted. Then pass the bottom needle through the first bead in row 1 and the top needle through the first bead in row 3. Knot the bottom thread around the thread between beads #1 and #2. Use the top needle as the working thread to begin row 4 (figure 6).

© For odd-count tubular peyote: Build the first three rows as for odd-count flat peyote. Join into a tube as above, but pass both needles through the first bead in row 3. Knot the bottom thread around the thread between beads #3 and #2. Use the top needle to begin row 4 (figure 7). - Barbara L Grainger figure 2

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Peyote CircularSnake Trail Bracelet

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This bracelet gets its serpentine waves by contrasting the round shape of a seed bead with a slightly larger square-shaped bead in this simple even-count flat peyote-stitch pattern. The square profile of the beads in the triangle insets forces the round seed beads to curve to accommodate them, giving the bracelet its undulating shape.

Use beads of various sizes to make these bracelets, but try to keep the bead choices no more than one or two sizes apart. For the green and gold bracelet at lower left, size 10° seed beads are paired with size 8° hex-cut beads. The pink and burgundy bracelet is made with size 11g seed beads and size 10s twisted hex beads. The burgundy bracelet is made with size 11° seed beads and size 10° triangle beads. The large-scale silver cuff is made with size 6° seed beads and size 5° cube beads.

Peyote Triangular Patterns


• 10g hex-cut cube, or triangle beads (one or two bead sizes larger than the seed beads)

• 1 or 2 buttons or large beads for clasp

• Nymo B beading thread


• 10g hex-cut cube, or triangle beads (one or two bead sizes larger than the seed beads)

• 1 or 2 buttons or large beads for clasp

• Nymo B beading thread

O Thread a needle with 2 yd. (1.8m) of conditioned Nymo B doubled. Doubling the thread fills the bead holes and makes it easier to keep the tension taut so the smaller beads will curve around the larger beads. © Following the pattern below, begin an even-count, flat peyote piece (see "Basics," p. 5). Note: the pattern is sideways. Beginning in the upper left-hand corner, string 12 small-sized beads for rows 1 and 2. Use the large beads for the triangular insets and the small beads for the background. Keep the tension snug as you stitch. © Stitch the triangle repeat until the bracelet fits comfortably around your wrist. This will vary according to the bead sizes you choose. © To make a clasp, choose a coordinating button or large bead and sew it to the center of one end of the bracelet. (Alternatively, you can use two smaller buttons, spacing them evenly at the end of the bracelet.)

Reinforce the button attachment by sewing through it several times. Zigzag through the beads to end your thread and trim.

© To make a loop for the button, start a new thread at the other end of the bracelet, zigzagging through the beads to secure the end. Exit the last bead on the bracelet's edge. String an even number of beads to create a loop large enough to go around the button snugly. (If you use two buttons, make two loops by sewing through the central "up" bead on the end of the bracelet.)

© Sew through the end bead on the other edge of the bracelet, turn and begin to peyote stitch back along the loop's beads (photo). © Add another row of peyote stitch for a total of four rows. (The beads strung for the loop are the first two rows.) Stitch back into the beadwork, zigzagging to secure the thread before trimming it. - Kay A. Hutchison

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