Wire enhances a sculptural peyote pin

by Dottie Hoeschen

Make these peyote leaves in a riot of fall colors, or choose a subdued palette of rich metallic«. Either way, this leaf pm will be a fabulous addition to your fall wardrobe. Stitch the leaves separately, then attach them to a base, and embellish them with more beads and wire.

Once you master the leaves, experiment to see what else you can create with them. This brooch easily converts to a necklace by adding it to a stitched neckband. Individual leaves also can be used to make a pair of playful earrings.

Small amounts of thread show along the edges as you taper the leaves. To minimize its appearance, choose a thread color that closely matches your cylinder beads.

Basic leaf shape

[1] Thread your needle with a yard (.9ml of Nymo or Firelinc and string .i stop bead to the middle. Co through the bead again in the same direction to anchor it.

[2] String 24 cylinder beads. Turn, go through the second bead from the needle I figure 1. a-b), and work across the row in peyote stitch (Basics, p. 5> using cylinders until you reach the stop bead Ib-c).

[3] Without pkking up a new bead, go hack through the last cylinder strung. Pick up a cylinder and work

Sculptural Peyote Stitch

the next stitch. Work the next eight stitches using I lv seed beads in a mix of colors. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch !c-d>.

[4] Without picking up a new bead, go hack through the last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder and work one peyote stitch. Work the next eight stitches using 1 l's to complete the row id-©).

[5] Pick up a cylinder and go back through the last 11" strung. Work the next seven stitches using 1l's. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch (e-f:.

[6] Without picking up a bead, go back through the last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 1 lv. Work the next seven stitches using I l's (f-g).

[7] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11'\ Work the next six stitches using 1 l"s. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch ig-h).

[8] Go back through the last cylinder again. Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 1 !v. Work the next six stitches using I Is; <h—i).

[9] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 1 lv. Work the next five stitches using 1 l's. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch (¡-j).

[10] Without picking up a bead, go through the Inst cylinder. Pick up

■M The Beet or BeadiBution a cylinder and go through the last 11 •. Work the next four stitches using I I s. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch (j-k). The edge of the leaf will begin to change shape.

[11] Without picking up a bead, go through the last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11 . Work the next three stitches using

I I s. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch <k—IK

[12] Without stringing a bead, go through ihc last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11». Work two stitches using 1 l's. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch il-m).

[13] Without picking up a bead, go through the last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder and go through the last

11". Work the next two stitches using I l's (m-n).

[14] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11Work the next Stitch using an II*. Pick up a cylinder to make the last stitch (n-o>. The edge of the leaf will change again.

[15] Without picking up a bead, go through the last cylinder. Work a cylinder and an 11" (o-p).

[16] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11' . End the row with a cylinder ip-q).

[17] Without picking up a bead, go through the last cylinder. Pick up a cylinder to make the only stitch (q-rl.

[18] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last cylinder. Continue through the diagonal row of cylinders along the edge of the leaf and weave in and out of the last few cylinders, exiting the first one (r-a). Don't cut the tail.

[19] Remove the stop bead and thread the needle on this tail. Starting with step 3, stitch the leafs second half as the mirror image of the first.

Leaf variation

Complete steps l—1 of the basic leaf, then follow the steps below.

[1] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11® strung. Work the next eight stitches using I l*s to complete the row iliguro 2, a-b).

[2] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11-. Work the next two stitches using 1 l's, then a cylinder. Repeat, then finish the row with nvo I lvs (b-c).

[3] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 11" strung.

Sculptural Peyote
FIGURE 3

MATERIALS

brooch

• oOgsee'1® seed beads. two or more toll colors

• 10g Japnncso cytndpr beads. 1 or more lea cotors

2-12mm

Work two «itches using 11vs (c-di. Your thread will be exiting a cylinder. [4] Pick up a cylinder, turn, and go back through the last 11' strung This

1 begins to define one notch on the leafs edge. Work the last two stitches ctung an 11» and a cylinder (d-O). • 5] Without picking up a bead, go through the last cylinder strung. | Pick up a cylinder and an 11' to complete the row (e-f). [6] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last 114 strung. Pick up a cylinder I to make the end stitch ;f-g). \ f] Without picking up a bead, I go through the last cylinder strung. I Complete the row, ending with a cylinder 19-hl. 8] Pick up a cylinder and go through the last cylinder strung. Continue through the diagonal row ot cylinders along the edge of the leaf h-i'. Go through the next cy linder along the edge and work across to the cylinder at point j. [9] Repeat steps 3-8 twice on this edge of the leaf. When the three sections are complete, work back to the cylinder next to the stop bead. Remove the stop bead and thread the needle on the long tail. You'll use the short tail to sew the leaf to the base.

[10] To stitch the other half of the leaf, repeat steps 3-4 of the basic leaf, then repeat steps 1-9 of this variation.

Leaf base

[1] Make a seven-bead ladder using 5' hex cuts (Basics and figure 3. a-bl. Work in brick stitch (Basics) for five rows, decreasing to two beads tb-c).

[2] Repeat the rows of brick stitch on the other edge of the ladder.

[3] With your thread exiting one of the two end beads, pick up nine I l*s. Go under the thread bridge above the edge bead in the previous row ic-d). Go back through the last 11*.

[4] Pick up eight I l"s and continue as in step 3 !d-ei. Repeat around the base until you reach the starting point. Weave in the tails and trim the ends.

Assembly

My brooch uses four basic leaves and two with variations.

[1] Sew the stem end of each leaf onto the center of the base with the remaining thread tails. Place the leaves so they overlap slightly and sew through the leaf and a base bead photo a). Trim the tail. You'll hide any exposed threads in step 3.

[2] With the ends of the wire exiting toward the front of the leaf, center a 6-in. (15cm) length of wire through a base bead or two. String a mix of beads on the wire and bend the ends into decorative shapes (photo b).

(3J Sew an assortment of beads in the center of the leaves to embellish them and hide the joins (photo C). [4] Stitch a pin back to the back of the leaf base (photo d). o

Using Decorative Stitch Discs

Make a space-age necklace with these exquisite bezeling techniques by Laura Jean McCabe

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Bezel Peyote

Make the bezel halos

[1] Backstitch a row of color G cylinder heads outside of the base row (photo ci. Thi\ row should also have an even number of beads.

[2] Sew through the heads in this row a second time. Stitch through the leather, and knot the thread at the back. If you are using cabochons. trim the thread.

[3] If you are using computer circuitry discs, you may have circular holes in some of the discs. You can fill these holes with pearl fringe embellishments. Sew up through the hole, stringing a pearl that fits in the hole and a seed bead. Sew back through the pearl and the leather. Knot the thread and trim it.

[4] Thread a needle with 4 ft. of waxed Nvmo. l ie a knot at the end of the thread. Stitch through the leather from the back, coming out between the base row and the halo's base row.

[5] Use K6000 to glue a second piece of leather to the back of the bezeled disc. After the glue dries, trim both leather layers to the shape of the disc photo di. lie careful to not cut threads in the outer base row.

[6] Sew through both layers of leather to the back. Overhand stitch around the edge of the two layers (photo e).

[1\ Sew up to the front of the bezel. Go through a couple of beads in the halo's base row. Add two more rows of circular even-count peyotc stitch, as follows:

Row 2: color A cylinder beads Row 3: color A size 11" seed beads

[8] Zigzag through the In-ads to secure the thread, ending in the base row. Sew to the back of the bezel, and trim the thread close to the leather.

[9] Make bezels and halos on all the discs and the centerpiece stone. Adapt the number of rows and the bead sizes to suit the centerpiece.

leather from the back, exiting at the disc's edge.

¡3] Stitch .i circle of beads as a base row around the disc with beaded backstitch as follows: Psck up six color B cylinder beads. Position the In-ads along the disc's edge and stitch through the leather to the back. Sew up through the leather between the third and fourth beads strung (photo b). Go through the last three In-ads again. Repeat around the disc. Adjust the bead count tn the last stitch to ensure an even number of beads. Sew through all the beads a second time to smooth out the circle.

[4] Begin to stitch a circular, even-count pcyote bezel (Basics) from the base row. Add rows as follows: Rows 2-3: color B cylinder beads Row 4: color B size I5e seed beads Row 5: color A size IV seed beads Row 6: color D size 15" seed beads

[5] After the sixth row. sew back through the beads to the base row, and go through the leather. Knot the thread twice on the back, hut don't cut it.

Cut the circuitry discs

[1 ] Locate a computer circuitry board. Mine was extracted from an old computer on its way to the trash. [2] The disc shapes can be cut with a jeweler's saw, but this is very time consuming. The best w ay to use a I -in. (2.5cm) plug-cutting drill bit on a drill press. Ik sure to wear safety goggles. Place the circuitry board on a scrap block of wood and slow ly lower the drill to cut out the disc. Sand the discs with fine sandpaper to remove the rough edges.

Make the bezels

[1 j Apply a thin coat of glue to the back of each disc or stone with 3 toothpick, and center it on a square of leather or Ultrasuede (photo ai. Allow the glue to dry. ¡2] Thread a needle with 4 ft. (1.2m) o! waxed Nvmo. l ie a knot at the end of the thread. Stitch through the

Originally created for the 2001 International Miyuki Bcadwork Challenge, this neckpiece combines matte and luster beads w ith bezeled computer circuitry board and an ammonite to create a space-age aesthetic. On a conceptual level, the use of a computer circuitry board refers to the information age's never-ending quest for more memory.

f or those interested in a less space-ape look, these directions can easily be adapted to buttons or cabochons. If you use cabochons instead of circuitry board discs, skip the first section.

Sew Bead Disc How Make Brosch

Assemble the necklace

[1] Arrange the pieces on your work space with the centerpiece stone in the middle and six discs on each side. Set aside the last disc to serve as the clasp.

[2] Thread a needle with 10 ft. (3m) of waxed and doubled Nymo.

Sew through several beads in the outermost halo row of the first disc, leaving a 6-8 in. (l5-20cm) tail to weave in later.

[3] Pick up a medium shade pearl, a color A 11®, a medium-shade pearl, and three color A I5*s. String the clasp hook over the I5*s. String a medium-shade pearl, a color A 11", and a medium-shade pearl. Skip two up beads on the halo's outside row. and sew through the third bead iphoto »I.

|4] To add three-branch fringes between up beads on the outer row, string a B 11°. 1U-20 15"s, a pearl (alternate medium and dark pearls), and three C 15cs. Sew back through the pearl so the I5*s form a picot iphoto g). Sew back through four or five seed beads on the fringe and add another four or five-bead branch with a pearl and picot tip. Repeat to add a third branch. Sew back to the halo's outside row and through the next up bead in the row iphoto h). (5] Continue adding branched fringes between the up beads on the halo's outer row until the bottom third of the disc is fringed. Substitute E 15*$ for the B 15us on every third or fourth fringe.

[6] Pick up a medium-shade pearl, and sew through a bead on the outer row of the next disc (photo i). ¡7] Repeat steps 4-6 and repeat the above until all the discs and the ccnterpicce stone are connected.

[8] Add a second hook clasp to the neckpiece's opposite end as in step 3.

[9] To embellish the top of the discs with pearl fringes, pick up a B 1 lv, a pale-shade pearl, an A I r, and three F l5'-'s. Sew back through the A bead, the pearl, and the B bead, forming a picot with the I5tfs (photo J). Sew through the next up l>ead on the outside row and repeat.

[10] Add pearl fringes to the top third of the disc. Pick up a medium-shade pearl and sew through a bead on the outside row of the next disc, three up beads above where the first pearl join was made (photo k).

[11] Repeat step 10 to join and embellish the top of the neckpiece. Weave in any remaining thread tails.

[12] To make the clasp disc, repeat step 2. String a B 11 and nine F. I5vs. String the eye portion of one clasp over the 15vs and sew back through the 11' and over one up bead on the outside row.

[13] Repeat step 4 to add branched fringe around two-thirds of the disc.

[14] String the eye portion of the second clasp as in step 12.

[ 1 5] Add pearl fringes as in step 9 between the remaining beads on the outer row. Weave in any threads and trim the tails, o

MATERIALS

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• 13 i -In, (2.5cm) round piooes of computet ciroatfy board or t -m. round cabochoos (matched cfcrvoc giass sets avntafcte from Mrs. Maypie'3.61CM33-69M)

• pyntized ammonite or other .•ipace-age stone, approxkriatefy IX x 1 (3.8 x 2-5cm)

• freshwater charts:

4 16-in. (41cm) strands 3mm buttons, dark green 4 ?6-ln. strands 4mm rounds, sage green

3 16-/1. stands 5mm rounds, pate green

• .iapanese seed beads. s>ze ' i; 24g Chartrevso goto luster, Cotor A 8g matte metaSc ccppc. cotor B

• Japanese seed beads, size 15': 8g chartreuse gold Osier, color A 64g matto metaMo ccoper. color B I6g aqua'magerta linod. o&cr C 6g metafcc C*ve. ccior 0

24g copper gcM luster, cc4cr E 8g topaz/green lined, color F

• Japaneso cyttxJer beads, size 1V: i6g chartreuse goW luster, color A 16g matte metaSd cojxxsf. cotar B tGg sago gold luster, cokx G

• 28 2 x 2m. (5 x 5cm) SQuaras ol soft feather or Utrasucde

• N>mo Dor Firo»:r>e fishing '¡re, G-to. tost

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