Free Beading Tutorial
Two-Hole Infinity Bead Pendant
This elegant two-hole infinity bead pendant is made using the peyote stitch. The shape of the infinity bead adds interest to beading projects. The construction (instructions) were done in such a way as to maximize the impact of these beads. The pendant would make an elegant gift for Mother’s Day and other gift giving occasions. If you are unfamiliar with the infinity bead, then you might have the following questions.
What is an infinity bead?
It is a Czech glass bead with two-holes and shaped like a figure eight.
How can I use an infinity bead?
You can use it your bead stitching (weaving) patterns or as a strand spacer.
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Two-Hole Infinity Bead Pendant Materials
76 15/0 Japanese Seed Beads (A)
2g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (B)
38 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (C)
19 2mm X 5mm Infinity Mini 2-hole Beads Cream (D)
One 18 mm Crystal Rivoli
Big Eye Needle
How to make the Two-Hole Infinity Bead Pendant
- Thread needle on four feet of beading thread. Pick up 38B. Form a ring by passing through all the beads again.
- Start working in the peyote stitch. Pick up 1A. Skip the first B and pass the needle through the next B. Repeat all the way around. Step up by passing through the first A added. Work a second round of peyote stitch using A. Prepare for the next step by weaving the needle through the beads so that you end up exiting an up B bead on the opposite edge. In this step, you will work two rounds using the C bead. In other words, you’ll start and end this step with the C bead. Work your first round of the peyote stitch using C. Step up after the last stitch. Use D to work the next round. Step up after the last stitch by passing through the second hole of an infinity bead. Work one round of the peyote stitch using C. In preparation for the next step, weave through the beads so that your needle is exiting a C bead from the first round.
- Set your Ravoli. Insert your crystal Ravoli face down. Continue working in the peyote stitch. Work two rounds using B and then work two more rounds using A. Weave through the beads so that your needle is exiting a C bead from the second round, a bead from the last round worked in step three.
Create the Beaded Bail
The bail will be worked in the even count peyote stitch. Pick up 2B. Pass through the next C. Pick up 2B and pass through the next C. Pick up 1B, skip the first bead and the needle through the next B. Repeat. Continue working until you have enough rows to fit around the chain upon which the pendant will be worn. If it will be taken on and off a chain, then make sure it is large enough to fit over the clasp. Zip stitch the last row to the first row. You aren’t picking up any new beads, but rather passing through beads from the other end as if you had picked them up. Weave in thread ends and trim.