Peyote stitch is a wonderful beading technique. Its versatility can lead to various creations. Actually, Peyote stitch may be difficult at first, but if you know the basic, immediately you can do wonders with it. What I really like about Peyote stitch is that even with only seedbeads you can already create bracelet, earrings and rings.
Now, everybody knows the mantra, “pick up a bead, skip a bead, pick up a bead.” But in case you need to be refreshed, here’s a graph how you to do Even Count and Odd-Count Peyote Stitch.
Even Count Peyote Stitch
Odd-Count Peyote Stitch
…and the fun part of this post are the free Peyote Stitch graphs you can enjoy!
For making your own Peyote Stitch you can download this free graph from Firemountain Gems!
There are also software tools and apps you can use to create different patterns for beading.
Bead Creator – offers a free trial version
Bead Pattern Designer – AutoBead & The Bead Pattern Designer
Bead Tool – Offers a FREE trial. Beading Software For Everyone. Fantastic software & support from Christopher, highly recommended.
Bead Wizard – Built for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and now Vista
Easy Bead Patterns – FREE “Home of the best little free bead program for patterns on the net!”
Free Pattern Wizard – FREE online
Inkscape – information – Create Beading Patterns with Inkscape (free software)
Stitch Painter – Requires Stitch Painter and a Plugin for bead designs
So, what are you waiting for? Gather these wonderful colors of seedbeads and start Peyote Stitching!
Happy jewelry making!
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