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Peyote Watchband Pattern

Peyote Watchband TutorialPeyote Watchband Free Beading Pattern—Learn how to make a beaded watchband using the peyote stitch. The seed bead colors are: turquoise, silver, black, green, and yellow.

Learn how to make your own beaded peyote watchband. The bead stitch used to create the watchband is the peyote stitch and it is worked using seed beads. To make this beginner friendly, I did two things. The first thing I did was modify the traditional peyote stitch graph paper. I outlined each row in a different colors. I colored the row number to correspond to the outline color. I added some arrows. Plus, I enlarged the pattern. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will make it easier for people to read the chart. (However, I do know that the chart doesn’t look as pretty as the standard chart.) The second thing I did is provide options regarding how to adjust the size (length) of the project.

 

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Three Flower Ring Tutorial

 

Free Beading PatternThree Flower Two-Hole Bead Ring — FREE beading pattern — Learn how to use two-hole beads to make a ring that features three flowers.

Three Flower Two-Hole Bead Ring

To create this three flower two-hole bead ring you will need the following beads: seed beads, Two-Hole Es-O Mini beads, pearls, and 2TINY™ Czech Fire Polished Bead. The stitches used are a modified right angle weave and herringbone.

Three Flower Two-Hole Bead Ring — FREE beading pattern — Learn how to use two-hole beads to make a ring that features three flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar

Free Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar Tutorial

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial. Learn how to create a toggle bar clasp that matches your beadwork using seed beads.Have you ever gone on a quest to find the perfect clasp for your beadwork, but found out it didn’t exist? If the answer is yes, then you’ll want to learn how to make a peyote stitch toggle bar. Once you learn how to make a peyote stitch toggle bar you’ll be able to make a clasp that perfectly matches your beadwork using seed beads.

How to make a Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar

  1. Thread a needle with a 2′ long piece of beading thread. Pick up a stopper bead and pass through it again.  [Definition of a Stopper Bead. A temporary bead used to prevent the other beads from falling off the thread is called a stopper bead. Choose a bead that is distinctly different from the beads in your project. String the stopper bead, and sew through it again in the same direction. If desired, sew through it one more time for added security.]Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Fig. 1
  2. Pick up 14 seed beads.Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Fig. 2
  3. Pickup one seed bead. Skip the first bead and the needle through the next one.Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Fig. 3
  4. Finish the row by working in the same way. You should have worked a total of 7 stitches (added seven beads).Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Fig. 4
  5. Work ten rows in the peyote stitch. The original 14 seed beads picked up counts as two rows. [From this point on your needle will be passing through the up beads.}Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Fig. 5

    Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--How to count rows

    Count the beads at each end that are circled in red.

  6. Roll the strip into a tube. Zip stitch the edges together. It is called the zip stitch because the two ends of the peyote strip are brought together like the teeth of a zipper. This means passing the needle back and forth through the up beads from the two ends of the strip. (The up beads are marked with a red x.)Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar --Free Beading tutorial--Zip stitch into a tube.

Attaching the Bar

The connector strip you create to connect the bar to the bracelet depends upon your bracelet design.  A simple option can be seen in the section called Loop Options—#1. The thread would be exiting the end of the bracelet. Pick up some seed beads. (I picked up 7 per side.) Pass the needle through the center bead of the bar. Pick up some more seed beads. Complete the circuit by passing through the end of the bracelet. Repeat thread path until secure. Weave in thread ends and trim. Here are two more options.

Peyote Stitch Connector Strip

Use the center two seed bead as the base for the connector strip as shown in the photo below. Pick up one seed and pass through the next bead—twice. Continue working in the peyote stitch until you have achieved the desired length.

Herringbone Stitch Connector Strip

If you would like to see examples that use this option, then go to the section Loop Options—#2 and #4.

Weave thread so that it it exiting the center bead of the bar. Pick up two seed beads. Pass through the center bead and the first seed bead again.

Pick up two seed beads. Pass the needle down through the bead below and up through the next bead and the first bead picked up. Continue working in the herringbone stitch until you have achieved the desired length.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial

Loop Options

Use the same seed beads that you used to create the bar.

First option is the basic loop.

The starting point for this option is a three square stitch base. Pick up 20 seed beads. To complete the loop you would pass through the base. You would reinforce the loop by passing through all beads a few times. Weave in ends and trim.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial— Loop option #1

Loop Option #1

Second option is also a basic loop but it is worked off of a ladder stitch end cap.

Weave through beads so that your needle is exiting one of the two center beads. Pick up 20 seed beads and then passed the needle through the second center bead.  Reinforce the loop by repeating the thread path until secure. Weave in thread ends and trim.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial— Loop option #2

Loop Option #2

Third option is a square stitch loop worked off of a single bead.

This option is different from the other ones in two ways. The first way it differs is that the toggle bar is embellished. This means that more beads are needed for the loop to accommodate the bar.  The second way it differs is that it uses a contrasting bead as an embellishment to the loop.  With the needle exiting the end bead, pick up 27 seed beads.  Complete the circuit by passing through the end bead. Pass through the 27 added beads. Pick up 1 contrasting bead. Pass through the bead below and the one you just added. Repeat 26 more times. Weave in thread ends and reinforce as needed.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial— Loop option #3

Loop Option #3

Fourth option is a square stitch loop worked off of two endpoints (beads).

With the needle exiting from the inside edge of the first bead, pick up 17 seed beads. Pass through the inside edge of the second endpoint bead. Pick up a seed bead. Pass through the bead below and the bead just added. Continue working in the square stitch until you reached the end. Weave in thread ends and trim.

Peyote Stitch Toggle Bar — FREE beading tutorial— Loop option #4

Loop Option#4

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Beautiful Beaded Butterfly Bracelet

Beaded Butterfly Bracelet Perfect For SpringBeaded Butterfly Bracelet — FREE Beading Pattern. Learn how to make this beaded butterfly bracelet featuring beautiful spring inspired colors.

Learn how to make this beautiful beaded butterfly bracelet. It features happy colors inspired by spring. The beads used to create this beaded butterfly design are seed beads, fire polished beads and two-hole Es-O Mini beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beaded Butterfly Pendant

Free Beaded Butterfly Pendant Pattern

Beaded Butterfly Pendant--FREE two hole bead pattern.The beads used to make this beaded butterfly pendant are: two hole Es-o mini beads, seed beads and 2TINY™ Czech Fire Polished Beads. The instructions includes photos. This project is beginner friendly and great for more experienced beaders who are short on time.

Beaded Butterfly Pendant--FREE two hole bead pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tulip Heart Pendant or Earrings

Two Hole Bead Tulip Heart Pendant -- FREE beading pattern. You'll learn how to make a tulip heart pendant that can be easily adapted into earrings.

Two Hole Bead Tulip Heart Pendant

This free beading pattern is for a two hole bead tulip heart pendant. It can be easily adapted into earrings.

 Two Hole Bead Tulip Heart Pendant -- FREE beading pattern. You'll learn how to make a tulip heart pendant that can be easily adapted into earrings.

 

 

 

Two Hole Bead Tulip Heart Pendant -- FREE beading pattern. You'll learn how to make a tulip heart pendant that can be easily adapted into earrings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purple Heart Pendant

Heart Pendant--FREE beading tutorial on how to make a two-hole bead heart pendant.Free Beading Pattern — Heart Pendant

Learn how to make this beaded heart pendant. This free tutorial includes photos in addition to written instructions. The materials used to create this heart pendant are: Two-Hole Es-o Mini beads, seed beads, and a pearl.

 

Note: Are you unfamiliar with the Two-Hole Es-o Mini bead? If yes, then click here to go the Two-Hole Es-o Mini Bead Introduction post.

 

 

 

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Butterfly Ring

 Butterfly Ring Free Beading Tutorial

Butterfly Ring--FREE beading tutorial on how to make a beaded butterfly ring.

This butterfly ring and other butterfly projects that I am developing were inspired by the following proverb. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” This beaded butterfly ring would make a great gift for someone who has been going through a difficult time because butterflies are a symbol of hope. It would also make a great gift for someone who appreciates the beauty of butterflies.

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Courageous Heart Bracelet

Free Beaded Heart Bracelet Pattern

Beaded Heart Bracelet--FREE beaded bracelet pattern. Made with two-hole beads and seed beads. I created this beaded heart bracelet pattern as a way of coping with all the horrible news stories, like what happened this past Tuesday. I know that I cannot control what happens. However, I can control how I respond. This is what inspired the Courageous Heart Bracelet. The courageous heart even during times of adversity strives to make a better world.

 

 

 

 

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