Sunday, May 26, 2013

Make those Odd Count Peyote Stitch turns easy!

There are 2 ways I have found to do that tricky little turn in Odd Count Peyote and I have tried to give you instructions with photos to help make your job easier.

The first is theone I prefer, mainly because it does not give you a tighter edge on the odd side.

The second will give you one edge that is tighter so you have to be careful not to pull too tight.

Here is the first:

When you get to the end of the odd count turn, do not pick up the last bead but instead go through the end bead below your current row.

Then pick up your last bead of the current row and go through the beas below again.

Go back through the bead you just added to put you in the correct position to begin the next row.

For the second method, gp through the last up bead in the current row then pick up your last bead of the row. Take the needle under the thread on the edge .

Now go bacj through the bead you just added to put you in the position for the following row. Pull snug, but not too tight
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Tiger Eye Bead Embroidered Cuff

I am working on a Tiger Eye Bead Embroidered cuff and I decided to use seed beads in amethyst and peridot along with some gold. I like the way it is turning out so far although I was not sure about those colors in the beginning. What are your thoughts?! See more at Divella Delights!!