Beginner Friendly Beaded Bead
This is a free beading tutorial on the beginner friendly beaded bead. The stitch used to create the beaded bead is the peyote stitch. How I made it beginner friendly is by eliminating what tends to be confusing for beginners—decreasing in the peyote stitch. So, instead of decreasing you’ll be creating this beaded bead in two parts and then zip stitch them together. Based on my experience, beginners will find this an easier way to create a beaded bead.
- 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Brass Matte (A)
- 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Green Turquoise Opaque (B)
- 8/0 Czech Seed Beads Brass Matte (C)
- 6/0 Czech Seed Beads Brass Matte (D)
- Two-hole Infinity Beads Cream (E)
- Bead Thread with .008 thickness
- Big Eye Needle
Pick up 3A. Form a ring by passing through all beads again. (Fig. A)
Pick up 1A and pass through the next A. Repeat three times. Step up by passing through the first A added in this round. (Fig. B)
You will increase the number of beads in this round. Pick up 2B and pass through the next A. Repeat three times. Step up through the first B you added. (Fig. C)
Work 1B into each B. Repeat six times. Step up at end of round. (Fig. D)
Two rounds are worked using C. Pick up 1C and pass through the next bead. Repeat six times. Step up at end of round.
Work two more rounds. One round using D and one round using E.
Create Second Half
Follow the instructions above, but stopping after the round using D.
Zip Stitch the two halves together. Pass the needle back forth between the 6/0 and infinity beads. (Fig. E) Do this all the way around. If necessary, reinforce beaded bead by retracing the thread path. Weave in thread ends and trim.