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Learn How to do Tubular Even Count Peyote Stitch - Pick Up a Set of Beads
Peyote Stitch - Learn How to do Tubular Even Count Peyote Stitch

The first ring of beads for working in tubular even count peyote stitch

Jennifer VanBenschoten
Tubular even count peyote is even count peyote stitch that is worked in rounds, resulting in a three-dimensional piece of beadwork. At the end of each round in tubular even count peyote stitch, you will make a "step up" to get into position to begin the next row. The step up at the end of each row is a great way to keep track of your rows, particularly if you are following a peyote stitch graph or pattern.

Count your beads carefully to make sure that you have an even number of beads, and then tie them into a ring. Slip the ring onto a pencil, dowel or stick, or some other type of support. For larger tubular even count peyote stitch projects such as beaded bags and amulet bags, you can use a cardboard paper towel roll.

If your ring of beads fits very tightly around your chosen support, your finished piece of beadwork will be very loose. If the ring is very loose, your beadwork will most likely be very tight.

Holding a piece of tubular even count peyote stitch can be very difficult in the beginning, but don't get discouraged. After you've stitched a few rounds, you'll have more to hold on to, and it will get easier. Using a support to hold your beadwork will also make it much easier in the beginning.

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