Peyote Beaded Ring




Introduction: Peyote Beaded Ring

About: Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor behind 2 popular jewelry making blogs and websites: Handmade Jewelry Club and DIY Lessons. She started jewelry making as a hobby few years ago and was amazed how she…

This is a project for beginners who like to learn Flat Odd-Count Peyote Stitch. Peyote stitch is a versatile beadweaving technique and with flat odd-count or even-count Peyote you can create wonderful handmade jewelries.

Step 1:

Cut 60 inches beading thread. Pick up an extra bead and pass the needle back thru the bead 2 times, leaving at least 7 inches tail. This bead will serve as your "bead stopper." For the 1st row, slide in 2 orange, 2 blue, 2 white, 2 orange and 1 blue

Step 2:

Tip to starting a Peyote Stitch
Pick up your extra beading needle. Without a thread insert the needle through the beads starting with the last bead (blue bead) then skip the 1st orange bead and insert through the 2nd orange bead. Skip again the 1st white bead and insert through the 2nd white bead. Follow the same skipping and inserting through the bead until you come out of your bead stopper.

You now can clearly see your "up beads" and "down beads." The down beads with the needle is your 1st row and the up beads is your 2nd row.

Step 3:

Pick up an orange bead. Pass the needle thru the next orange up bead then pull the thread. Pick up a white bead, skip the orange down bead and pass the needle thru next white up bead then pull the thread. Do the same for the next blue and orange beads.

Step 4:

Now you would notice there is no "up bead." To complete the 3rd row and create an up bead, pick up a white bead. Pass the needle back thru the orange down bead shown in arrow and then pull the thread.

Step 5:

To start the 4th row, coming out of the last orange bead, pass the needle into the next 2 orange beads and pull the thread. Continue to pass the needle thru the blue down bead from the 1st row. Then pass thru the 2 orange beads from the 2nd row and 1st row. Then pass back thru the last white bead. Now you're ready to start to weave the 4th row, but this time you're going to weave going down your beadwork.

Step 6:

Coming out of the last white up bead, pick up a white bead, skip the orange down bead from the 2nd row and pass the needle thru the next orange up bead from the 3rd row. Pull the thread. Do the same for the next color of beads until your thread comes out of the last orange bead. Repeat the steps going back and forth until you reach your desired length or diameter that will fit your ring finger.

Step 7:

After you have reached your desired length and your beadwork now fits your finger you need to "zip up" the beadwork to form a circle or a ring.

Fold your beadwork and make the ends meet. To determine if you can zip up your Peyote beadwork, after folding your right side beadwork should start with a down bead, if so then you can zip it up; otherwise, add another row or remove one row.

Coming out from your very last bead, pass the needle back thru the 1st up bead from your left side, going up like shown in the pattern. Weave in zigzag direction, passing the needle thru the up beads.

To end your beadwork simply pass the needle back thru several beads in zigzag direction and going up and down. The thread will not slip off, even without a knot. Then cut off excess thread. You're done!

I hope you like the tutorial. As much as possible I want to post all the pictures but that'll take too much time :) Anyways, I have a complete step by step pictures and diagram available for FREE DOWNLOAD AT THIS LINK

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    6 years ago

    this is not the place to put web


    6 years ago

    finally a clear cut explanatory picture of how to do peyotestitch

    That looks amazing, and I would love to try it! Your photos documenting the process are just great!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very clear photos. I might still need someone to walk me through the process! But it looks gorgeous :D