In this tutorial, we'll follow a tubular peyote stitch pattern to make a beaded amulet bag pouch. You can use the same technique to make a beaded sleeve to wear on dreadlocks or a beaded finger ring.
Note: With this technique, both ends of the beaded tube are "jagged," with every other bead recessed by the space of one half bead. To make a tube with smooth ends, you should stitch a length of flat peyote stitch and then zip up the ends to form a tube.
If you've never tried tubular peyote stitch, it's a good idea to start with a practice swatch. Just like with flat peyote stitch, there are two essential variations: even-count and odd-count. The even count stitch has an even number of rounds, and the odd-count stitch has an odd number.
- Even-Count Tubular Peyote Photo Tutorial and Diagram Tutorial
- Even-Count Video Tutorial
- Odd-Count Photo Tutorial
Next, pick out a pattern chart. For the example, I'm using the free maple leaf amulet bag pattern. It's helpful to print out a color copy that you can draw on with a pen or marker.