This project is on the intermediate level. It requires knowledge of working an even count peyote stitch
. You will also need to know how to zip up a peyote stitch as demonstrated in our Peyote Tube Video
Tools and Materials Needed:
- To begin, string a stop bead on a comfortable working length of thread. (I usually don't use more than 6 to 8 feet at any given time.) Leave a 6 to 8 inch tail.
- String 12 beads from your Valentine mix. This is how wide your work will be as you work. Begin working your even count peyote until you have 8 full rows. (Tip: you can tell the number of rows by how many seed beads you have across the top and the bottom; you will have a full row when the numbers match up so that you have 8 seed beads across the top row and 8 seed beads across the bottom row.)
- When you have a full 8 rows, zip up your work around the close portion of the E hook.
- Stitch 2 full rows of even count peyote with just the gray seed beads.
- Stitch 2 full rows of even count peyote with just the Valentine mix.
- Combine one tube of the Valentine mix with at least half a tube of the gray seed beads. Make sure they are good and mixed.
- Stitch several inches of even count peyote using your Valentine/gray blend.
- When you are about 3/4 of an inch away from your desired length, stitch 2 full rows of just the Valentine mix. Then stitch 2 full rows of just the gray seed beads.
- Stitch 12 full rows of just the Valentine mix. Zip up your work. Make sure you reinforce it well since this will be the part that acts as a closure to slide onto the E hook clasp.
11/0 Miyuki Seed Bead Mix, Valentine (about 15 grams)
11/0 Tr Gray Miyuki Seed Beads (about 6-8 grams)
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter E Hook, 18 x 28mm
Fireline Fine Smoke Grey, 6 lb. Thread (about 12-15 feet)
English Beading Needles, Assorted Sizes
Thread Cutting Tool