Showing posts with label peyote pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peyote pattern. Show all posts

Monday, May 19, 2014

Finally! Tutorial for the "Polaris" pendant is finished! :)

At first let me apologize that you had to wait for it quite a long time... There were a few things though that didn't leave any time at all for me to do some beading. I knew that some of you could hardly wait for it, and I must admit it was quite motivating. :) So thank you for your patience and I hope you will like the tutorial.

I named the pendant "Polaris", because most of you could see a star in it. :) It isn't very difficult, not more than the rest of my twisted peyote patterns. But passing through the beads in the final rows can be more than challenging! Pliers were a must for me this time, so you might consider using them too - otherwise it can be really hard to hold the needle at some points. I would suggest trying to make the other twisted pendants before attempting at this one really. If you are already familiar with these twists, it is much, much easier.

This version of "Polaris" is made with Delica beads, and as they are slightly smaller than Toho Treasure, the entire pendant is a bit smaller too. By the way, it was the first time when I made something with galvanized Delica (#462, so not duracoat) and I was a bit afraid that the color might rub off. To my greatest surprise it survived all the twisting, turning, distorting and all the other torture the beadwork has gone through. That was a nice surprise then. :)

So, here you can see the pendant, and here you can find the tutorial. Enjoy! :)

twisted peyote pendant - tutorial

twisted peyote pendant - tutorial

twisted peyote pendant - pattern

twisted peyote pendant - pattern

Have a great day and I'll see you soon again. :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blooming Roses bracelet - peyote pattern

Why didn't anyone tell me that making peyote bracelets is so time-consuming?! Had I only known... it would have never been finished otherwise. Good thing that usually the result is worth the effort. ;)

Drawing the pattern was the easiest part though. Choosing the right beads from my not so big Delica stash was not easy at all! I started the bracelet three times and then, after spending a few hours on making the first two inches, I decided to destroy it as I was quite unhappy with the bead choice. Beads that looked darker in the bag were lighter in the bracelet, while those that I wouldn't call dark at all, seemed far too dark as they were strung... I actually thought that I'd never be able to finish it.

Miracles happen, though. Last night it was finally done! ;)

The bracelet is 16 cm (6.3") long, fitting perfectly my thin wrist and it is 4,3 cm (1.7") wide. The pattern however is slightly shorter, it measures around 15 cm (6.1"), but it can be made as long as you want, it's just enough to add a few extra rows on its both sides. It is available here on Etsy.

peyote bracelet

peyote bracelet pattern

Still planning to make the tutorials for the twisted pendants... but I am so lacking of time for beading... To these of you, who wait for them I can promise that they WILL be made. Before other flat peyote patterns, that's for sure! ;)

Have a great day, all of you! :)

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