My adventures in peyote stitch continue apace. Below are photos of my second peyote stitch project, a bracelet using a pattern called Abstract Rhythms that I found on Etsy from Dax Bead Art Patterns. I’m not so fond of blues, so I tweaked the colours a bit. I also decided to use some AB finish beads to give the bracelet a bit of sparkle.
In choosing this pattern, my goals were to reinforce the use of even-count peyote and to push me out of my comfort zone by trying something new: in this case, doing an open section within peyote stitch. When I got to the strap ends, I found out that one side of the strap was in odd-count peyote, so it pushed me out of my comfort zone farther than I had planned. I’m happy to say that these two goals were easily achieved, and my fears about the difficulty of odd-count peyote were entirely unfounded.
The colours used in this project are all Toho and Miyuki size 11/0 cylinder beads (Delicas and Treasures), as follows:
Miyuki DB-0200 – Opaque White
Miyuki DB-0651 – Dyed Opaque Squash
Miyuki DB-0660 – Dyed Opaque Lavender
Miyuki DB-1136 – Opaque Sea Opal
Miyuki DB-1776 – White-lined Yellow AB
Miyuki DB-1780 – White-lined Flame Red AB
Miyuki DB-1784 – White-lined Sapphire AB
Miyuki DB-1788 – White-lined Emerald AB
Toho TT-0046L – Opaque Terra Cotta
Toho TT-0048 – Opaque Navy Blue
Abstraction is my absolute favourite type of painting, so I’m pleased that I can now carry a little abstract art around with me wherever I go. And speaking of abstracts, my current peyote stitch project is a first foray into freeform work; it’s proving to be a wild (though enjoyable) ride. Stay tuned . . . .