Teaching Myself Peyote Circles

Squares, tubes… and now I know how to make peyote circles. Thanks to this great book by Carol Huber Cypher. Mastering Beadwork, A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques.

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I taught myself how to make these circles by following along with the instructions on pages 64-68.

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The first two were laughable. You won’t see them. I took them apart already. 🙂

One thing you should know, if you make these. Do go back through the first 3 seed beads at least once. Or the thread will be really loose in the center and enlarges as you go. At least, that is what happened to me on two of them. One exception: When I wanted to insert a button in the center, I didn’t reinforce the starting beads. As you can see in this photo.

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I made two pairs of earrings. One with buttons and one set without. I like them both.

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The necklace is still a work in progress. Several more hours of designing. Will show you when finished. See the 2 long black metal buttons. I have had them since the 60’s. Can’t remember what they were on. Probably a coat. I am going to try to incorporate one, maybe both, into my design.

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5 comments on “Teaching Myself Peyote Circles

  1. Soon you will be selling your patterns!

  2. Paula Lee says:

    I love Carol Huber Cypher’s book. Met her at a felting workshop and picked it up then. I recommend it to my students because it’s pretty easy to follow for a beginner. Your work is cool, and when did you say you are going to sell patterns? lol

  3. Kokopelli says:

    This book is one of the most useful ones I have on my shelf. I love it!
    And great work you did. Never thought of adding buttons in the middle.

  4. don_mae says:

    Yes, Carol Huber Cypher’s book is excellent for learning a new stitch. I am trying to learn how to surround an item. It is slow going. But I will keep trying.

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