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Peppermint Swirl Bracelet Project
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Peppermint Swirl Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

Making peyote tubes to create bracelets and earrings has always been one of my favorite things to do. Making them so they look like pieces of peppermint was a new thing for me - and so much fun!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


If you have never made peyote tubes before, please watch the Even Count Peyote Stitch Tube Bead Video for a visual demonstration of this technique.
  1. Cut a piece of Fireline measuring about 24". String a stop bead. Pick up the following: 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 1 red.
  2. The beads strung are your first row. Start your second by adding a white bead and then going up through the second to last white bead strung in the first row. String a red bead and then go up through the red bead in the first row. Then string a white bead and go up through the next white bead in the first row.
  3. Continue to add beads in the even count peyote fashion. To do this pattern, all you have to remember is this: when you are adding a new bead, it should not be the same color as the bead next to it. That is what will give your tube the swirl effect.
  4. Continuing adding beads until your stitched piece is 8 beads long by 8 beads wide. "Zip up" your bead. Tie the knot to secure your piece and several half hitch knots to reinforce your work. Cut excess wire.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 four more times so that you have a total of 5 peyote tube beads.
  6. Open a 4mm jump ring. Add a red seed bead. Close the jump ring.
  7. Open a 4mm jump ring. Add a white seed bead. Close the jump ring.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have a total of 3 red beaded jump rings and 3 white beaded jump rings.
  9. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 10". String a crimp bead toward one end. Run the wire through half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Crimp. Apply crimp cover.
  10. String a bicone, a jump ring with a red seed bead, an 8mm round and a peyote tube bead.
  11. String an 8mm round, a jump ring with a white seed bead, an 8mm round and a tube bead.
  12. Repeat step 11 three more times, making sure you alternate your beaded jump rings (red-white-red-white).
  13. String an 8mm round, a jump ring with a white seed bead, an 8mm bicone, and a crimp bead.
  14. Run your wire through the other half of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead, bicone and 8mm round. Crimp. Apply crimp cover. Cut excess wire.
Tools and Materials Needed:

8/0 Op Vermilion Red Miyuki Seed Bead
8/0 White Miyuki Seed Beads
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Crystal (10 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 8mm, Crystal (2 pieces)
Pewter Tapered Toggle, Silver, 17mm
Or
Pewter Toggle, Deco Diamond, Silver
Or
Pewter Toggle, Deco Square, Silver
Silver Plated 4mm Open Jump Rings, Bag of 50 (6 pieces)
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm (2 pieces)
Silver Filled 3mm Crimp Bead Covers, Bag Of 10 (2 pieces)
Fireline Fine Crystal, 6 lb. Thread, 50 Yards, .008
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018 (about 10 inches)
Nipper Tool
Designer Crimper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
8/0 Op Vermilion Red Miyuki Seed Beads
8/0 Op Vermilion Red Miyuki Seed Beads
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8/0 White Miyuki Seed Beads
8/0 White Miyuki Seed Beads
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Swarovski Crystal Round Beads (5000) 8mm, Crystal
Swarovski Crystal Round Beads (5000) 8mm, Crystal
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Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads (5328) 8mm, Crystal
Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads (5328) 8mm, Crystal
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Deco Square Toggle, 12mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Deco Square Toggle, 12mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Tapered Toggle, 17mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Tapered Toggle, 17mm
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Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Silver Filled Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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Silver Filled 3mm Crimp Bead Covers, 10pc
Silver Filled 3mm Crimp Bead Covers, 10pc
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Fireline Fine Crystal 6 lb. Thread, 50 Yards, .008
Fireline Fine Crystal 6 lb. Thread, 50 Yards, .008
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Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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