Zig Zag Ruffle Necklace is now published as part of DIY Jewelry Making #61. This tutorial is written by one of our contributors – Rebecca Bechel. The Peyote Stitch, also known as the gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. In this issue, we will show you how to create this gorgeous necklace and fall in love with these piece. For step by step instruction, do log in to our member area to follow this project. If you are not a member yet, just subscribe from the link here.
A – 11/0 Delicas (5gm)
B – 11/0 Delicas (3gm)
C – 11/0 Seed Beads (4gm)
D – 11/0 Seed Beads (2gm)
E – 11/0 Seed Beads (2gm)
F – 8/0 Seed Beads (5gm)
G – 8/0 Seed Beads (4gm)
H – 6/0 Seed Beads (7gm)
I – 3.4mm Drop Beads (15 beads)
J – 4mm Round Beads (14 beads)
6 lb Fireline
Jump Rings (2)
Size 12 Beading Needle
Flush Cutter or Scissors
Flat Nosed Pliers
Even Count Peyote Stitch
Flat Cellini Stitch
Width: 1 ½” (widest part)
Length: Make to fit
*This pattern begins in the front portion of the necklace and works outward.
*At the end of each row, you will see the total number of beads in that row enclosed in parentheses. Ex: (4A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F)
*Detailed instructions and illustration of ‘Decrease Turn’ are shown on last page.
*String – Add the indicated number of beads to your needle. *Pass through – Pass your needle through the indicated bead(s) without adding new beads.
*Up beads (ex: up A) – The beads that were added in the previous row and stick ‘up’ slightly higher than the other beads.
*Beads pictured in BLACK are beads from previous steps. Beads pictured in BLUE are beads being added in the current step.
*Thread path begins at the dot and ends at the triangle.
*To prevent tangles and fraying, condition thread with Thread Heaven or other thread conditioner.
Row 5: 1G, 1F, 1E, 1D, 1C, 1B, 2A
Row 6: 2A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G
Row 7: 1H, 1G, 1F, 1E, 1D, 1C, 1B, 1A
Row 8: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G, 1H
Row 9: 1H, 1G, 1F, 1E, 1D, 1C, 1B, 1A
Row 10: 2A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G
From this point forward, you may need to encourage the ‘hill’ rows to pop out in the front and the ‘valley’ rows to curl around toward the back. Don’t worry too much if the ruffles aren’t exactly even. You will be able to make them slightly more uniform during the embellishment step.
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