1. Make a Piece of Flat Peyote for the Toggle Bar
String on the desired number of beads to make your piece of flat peyote stitch for the toggle. You can estimate the length of the finished piece by holding up the beads on your needle next to the edge of your peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
For these toggles, I prefer to work in flat even count peyote stitch so that I don't have to worry about making the turn at the end of every other row. Sometimes, though, I will work in flat odd count peyote stitch so that I have a definitive center to the toggle. It's a personal choice, and either method works perfectly well.
Work in flat peyote stitch (either even count or odd count) until you are happy with the size of the piece. Make sure that you can comfortably roll the piece into a tube - if the piece is too tight, it will be difficult to get your needle into the tube to attach it to the bracelet.
3. Attach the Toggle to the Bracelet
Start a new thread on one side of your peyote cuff. Center the new thread so that the toggle will be in the center of the bracelet.
Pick up 7 Delica beads and pass needle through a center bead (or beads) on the peyote tube. Pick up 3 Delicas, pass through the fourth Delica in the original set, and pick up 3 more Delicas.
Pass needle through the bead(s) you exited at the beginning of this step from the other direction to form a loop attachment.
Repeat the thread path two or three more times to secure.
Weave your thread ends into the cuff bracelet and trim close to the beadwork.
4. Make a Loop on the Other End of the Bracelet
Start a new thread on the other end of the bracelet, exiting from a center bead or beads.
Estimate a number of Delica beads to make a loop that will fit around the toggle. You don't want to make the loop too large, or the toggle will fall out. Likewise, a loop that is too small will not allow the toggle to comfortable fit through.
The best way to check for the fit is to string the number of Delicas then pass the needle through the beads you exited at the beginning of this step and pull snugly. Slide the toggle bar through the loop to check for fit - if it is not a good fit, remove the needle and pull the thread out of the beads. Adjust the number of beads accordingly until you have a secure fit.
5. The Finished Simple Loop and Toggle
Once you have the correct size loop for the toggle, weave your thread ends into the body of the bracelet, knot and trim the thread close to the beadwork.
6. To Make a Banded Toggle Clasp
7. Make a Strip of Peyote to Go Around the Toggle Bar
For this method, you will work in flat even count peyote to make a strip that will fit around the toggle bar you made.
Center a new thread on one side of your peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Pick up one bead (or one stack, if working in two or three drop peyote stitch) and pass through the next "up" bead in the bracelet.
Pick up one bead (or stack) and pass through the beads just added.
Continue to work in this manner, making a strip of peyote that will fit around the toggle bar.
Make sure that there is some "wiggle room" on your strip - don't make it so that the toggle bar will be directly against the bracelet. Give yourself about 1/4" - 1/2" inch to allow the toggle to pass comfortably through the loop on the other side.
8. Attach the Peyote Strip to the Toggle Bar
You should also secure the toggle by either using a tiny amount of glue to hold the peyote strap in place or by stitching into the toggle and then back into the peyote strap in several places.
Weave your thread into the peyote strip and then back into the bracelet base. Secure with a few knots, and then trim close to the beadwork.
9. Make a Loop on the Other Side of the Bracelet
You also have the option of stitching a peyote ring as in this peyote stitch toggle clasp tutorial. Just be sure that you stitch a ring large enough so that the toggle bar fits through comfortably.
10. The Finished Peyote Strap Toggle Clasp
The two peyote stitch cuff patterns in this tutorial were designed by Carol Dean Sharpe of Sand Fibers. They can be purchased through her Etsy shop:
Pink and Cream cuff: Dissections Cuff by Carol Dean Sharpe
Brown and Cream cuff: Scrolls Peyote Cuff by Carol Dean Sharpe