DIY Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Beads Tutorial

Do you wish that sometimes you have your own preferred kind of bead? Sometimes you like to have a particular size but couldn’t find one a craft store? Well, there are several ways how to make your own bead. You can make beads using polymer clay, lampwork and paper mache’. You can also make beads by using beads! Wondering how to make beads out of beads? Here’s how!

These are Peyote tube beads and they’re pretty aren’t they?

by Mary Whiteshield Lomax
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

You can turn Peyote tube beads into earrings

by Weavebird Designs
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

You can make bracelets

by Sewartzee
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

…or use Peyote tube beads and make necklaces!

by Red Bead Up
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Now, let’s try and make these fun and colorful beads with the Odd Count Peyote Tube Beads

Step 1. Slide in a bead that will serve as your stopper. Make a knot on the bead stopper and then string an odd number of beads in 2 colors. In this tutorial I had 9 seed beads, red and green.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Step 2: Slide in a red bead. Going left, pass the thread into the green bead.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Pull the thread and as you pull slide in another red bead and pass the thread into the next green bead. As you pull you would notice that the green beads are being pulled at the middle.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Keep weaving in the same manner until there’s 1 bead left to finish the 2nd row.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Step 3: To complete the 2nd row, coming out of the green bead slide in a red bead. Going downward pass the thread into the red bead(1), green bead(2), red bead(3), red bead(4) and back to green bead(2) and out again on the red bead you just added.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Continue with the 3rd row by sliding in 1 red green bead and going right, pass the thread into the next red bead.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Slide in a green bead and pass the thread into next red bead. Continue in this manner of weaving until your thread comes out of the last red bead. Now, from here, repeat Step 2 & 3 to complete a 3rd row.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Now how to make a tube bead? Zip it up! Let’s say you have at least several rows completed. At this point this only an Odd Count Flat Peyote with edges A – ending with up beads and B – ending with down beads.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Position your flat odd count Peyote vertically. Coming out of the last bead, pass the thread in zigzag direction.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial

Then come down again in zigzag direction. That’s it! Once you’ve zipped it up you the flat odd count peyote now turns into a tube bead.

If you want to try on an Even Count Peyote Tube Bead you can watch this video. You’ll learn great tips from Karla of Auntie’s Beads
Flat Odd Count Peyote Tube Tutorial


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