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Peyote Stitch

Peyote stitch is the most popular off-loom beadweaving stitch. Its simplest form, called even-count flat peyote stitch, is a great stitch for beginners. Once you master it, you can try the odd-count flat version and the tubular versions, which are often used for bracelets and necklaces.
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  2. Just Odd-Count Peyote (11)

How to Weave-In Your Thread With Peyote Stitch
Learn how to weave-in and end your thread in peyote stitch patterns.

How to Follow a Tubular Peyote Pattern
Learn how to read a tubular peyote stitch pattern when making an amulet bag pouch, finger ring, or dread sleeve.

Count Peyote Stitch Rows or Columns
Learn how to count rows and columns in flat peyote stitch beadwork and patterns.

How to Read a Two-Drop Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to follow along with a pattern chart for flat, two-drop peyote stitch.

Two-Drop Peyote Stitch Diagram Tuturials
Learn how two-drop peyote stitch is different from regular peyote stitch, and how to make the turn at the end of each row.

Beaded Toggle Clasp for a Two-Drop Peyote Bracelet
Make a double-toggle beaded clasp for your two-drop peyote cuff bracelet.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp for a Daisy Chain
Make a simple beaded toggle clasp for a daisy chain strap or band.

Extra Secure Zipping Up With Peyote Stitch
Learn how to join peyote stitch to make an extra-strong tube of beadwork.

Quick Start Peyote Card Tutorial
This simple product makes it easier to stitch the first few rows of even-count or odd-count peyote stitch.

Day of the Dead Beaded Skull Tutorial
Use circular peyote stitch to embellish a carved gemstone skull bead for El Dia de los Muertos.

Peyote Stitch - Reader Tips for Starting Peyote Stitch
How do you get your first few rows of peyote stitch started without getting your beads twisted? Share your expertise and your suggestions with other beaders who might need help starting peyote stitch.

How to Mark Your Place When Using a Peyote Stitch Pattern
After you've learned how to read a peyote stitch pattern and you want to use one to work up a piece of beadwork, you'll need some way to mark your place as you stitch each row. Marking your place on your peyote stitch pattern after each row will reduce the number of mistakes you might make. It's also fun to watch your progress as you work through a pattern. There are several different ways that b…

How to Read a Peyote Stitch Word Chart: Flat Odd and Even Cou…
Learning how to read from a peyote stitch word chart can be very confusing if you have never tried it before. This step by step tutorial will tell you what each notation means in each row of the pattern so that you can avoid confusion when working from a peyote stitch word chart.

How to Make a Toggle Clasp for a Peyote Stitch Cuff Bracelet

Peyote Stitch - Learn How to Do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch
Learn how to do flat even count peyote stitch by using this set of free beading instructions. You can teach yourself how to do flat even count peyote stitch.

How to Make an Easy Peyote Stitch Beaded Bead
If you want to get started making your own beaded beads, here are a few easy steps to follow to make your own easy peyote stitch beaded bead. Beaded beads can be used to make your own beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces and beaded earrings.

Freeform Peyote Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques.

Two and Three Drop Peyote Stitch Tutorial
Step by step directions for two and three drop peyote stitch.

Tips for Reading a Peyote Stitch Pattern or Graph
Tips and ideas from readers on how to keep track of your place when reading from a peyote stitch pattern or graph. See submissions

Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff Bracelet
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.

How to Make Your Own Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp
After spending hours and hours on a piece of beautiful beadwork, why settle for an ordinary clasp? Instead, make your own clasp out of materials that match the beads you used in your masterpiece. Before you try this, make sure that you are comfortable with even-count tubular peyote stitch.

Button Clasps - How to Make Your Own Clasp from a Button
If you don't have a ready-made clasp handy and need something to finish off a beaded necklace or bracelet, you can use a button to make your own clasp.

How to Follow a Simple Shaped Flat Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to follow a shaped peyote stitch pattern by stitching this simple beaded leaf.

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