Using a comfortable length of thread (no longer than 5’), string a stop bead.
I decided to make a bracelet out of this particular piece of freeform peyote, so I picked up about seven inches of assorted beads. If you want to make your piece longer, like a necklace, pick up the number of inches for your final length plus about ½”.
Pick up an assortment of beads for the first row. Pick up small “blocks” of the same type of bead, like a set of four or five size 8 beads, twelve size 11 beads, an accent bead, a few size 11 hex beads, etc. It makes it a little easier to attach a clasp to the end of the piece if you leave a small section of all the same type of bead on either end. (Or at least, don’t use too many accent beads near the ends of the work where the clasp will go.)