DIY Peyote Beaded Ring Tutorial

I promised our Facebook fans that we’ll be making a free tutorial for a beaded ring. Well, a promise is a promise so here it is!

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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.

With this short tutorial you’ll learn how to create a Peyote pattern, how to easily start a Peyote Stitch, how to zip it up or make the ends meets to form a circle or a ring.

Materials & Tools
1 pack of 3 colors of 11/0 seed beads
60 inches beading thread
2 beading needles Scissor
Ruler or tape measure
Mandrel (optional)

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
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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.
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Step 2:
Pick up an orange bead. Pass the needle thru the next orange up bead then pull the thread.
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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.
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Now you would notice there is no “up bead.”
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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.
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You have completed your 3rd row.
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Step 4:
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.
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Continue to pass the needle thru the blue down bead from the 1st row.
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Then pass thru the 2 orange beads from the 2nd row and 1st row.
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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.
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Step 5:
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.
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Do the same for the next color of beads until your thread comes out of the last orange bead. At this stage you have completed your 4th row. Repeat from Step 2, 3, 4 & 5 until you reach your desired length or diameter that will fit your ring finger.
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Skittling Thread
In case you need to change or renew your thread, 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.

To continue, cut a new thread, skittle the thread again until you come out of the last bead you left off.
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Step 6: Zipping up a Flat Peyote
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.
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Keep pulling the thread as you pass the needle thru the up beads. You can use a mandrel to make it easier to zip up your beadwork and to keep its form.

To end your beadwork simply follow the steps on “Skittling Thread.”
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You have completed your Peyote Beaded Ring! Hope you like it!
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Now you know how to weave a Flat Odd-Count Peyote Stitch!

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    2 Comments On “DIY Peyote Beaded Ring Tutorial”

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    2. Me apaixonei pelos vários desenhos que pode ser feito eu amo aneis é uma arte linda, sou iniciante e quero me aprofundar nessa arte, muito obrigada. Um abraço.

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