Peyote Help - Links Etc.

This page includes the basic stitches that are in most of my patterns along with finishing basics and instructions for peyote starter strips.

Two drop even and odd count, work up the same way as regular even/odd count peyote, except you use two beads instead of one.


Supplies & Tools I use myself:

  • Thread: Fireline 6lb or 4lb strength, crystal and smoke (the fishing kind is same as beading kind, just less) I usually get it in 300 yards. (hardly ever knots, but is a stiffer thead, and more expensive) A very strong thread/cord. Does not need a conditioner, it naturally is anti-tangle.
  • C-lon Thread: Size AA similar to 4lb fireline, and D similar to 6lb fireline. Way cheaper than fireline, including the cost of thread conditioner. But it does tend to knot and tangle, if not careful. It also likes to snag on sharp objects such as nails, which can make it fray. A strong thread. Firemountaingems Article
  • Thead Heaven for C-Lon Thread (I don't recommend this for black or dark patterened designs as it comes off on beads)
  • Scissors - Fiskars. Cuts through fireline easily. A kids pair works perfectly.
  • Thread burner: Forget the expensive "Beader's Thread Burners" this works perfectly and is a third the cost, and comes with extra burner replacment tip! Berkley Hot Line Cutter
  • Seed Beads: Delicas 11/0
  • Needles: John James Long 10 and 12 Beading Needles. I sometimes use the shorter 10s too.
  • Workstation: A baking tray that I spray painted that I can add my little plastic circle trays to (with a little magnet) that keeps them in place.

Maddiethekat's own tutorials:


Even Count Peyote Stitch Instructions: (what 99% percent of my patterns require)

  • Peyote Stitch Interweave Store
  • Learning Basics - Even count flat peyote - Beadwork Shala Kerrigan
  • Peyote Stitch Beading - Getting Started Rebbeca Anderson
  • Peyote Stitch Tutorial (youtube video) Ann Benson
  • Beadschool Tutorial - Even Count Peyote (youtube video) Melanie de Miquel
  • Beadschool Tutorial - Simple Peyote Pattern (youtube video) Melanie de Miquel
  • Flat Even Count Peyote (youtube video) Jill Wiserman
  • Peyote Stitch Even Count Carla Barrett
  • Doodlebeads (youtube video) Leslie Rogalski

  • Even Count 2-Drop Peyote Stitch Instructions: (Required for my new bracelet cuffs)

  • Beadwork.about another (page 3 includes odd count 2-drop peyote help)
  • Linda's Art Barn
  • Flat, Even 2-Drop Peyote Stitch Fusion Beads
  • How to do 2-Drop Even Count Peyote Sitch (youtube video) beadaholique

    Odd Count Peyote Stitch Instructions:

  • Beadschool Tutorial - Techniques: Odd Count Peyote Stitch (youtube video)
  • Flat Odd Count Peyote Stitch Beadwork.about
  • Odd-Count Peyote Stitch Beading Daily
  • Uneven Peyote Stitch TradeArtCo
  • Traditional Turn for Odd Count Peyote
  • How to Read Pattern Chart Chris Franchetti MIchaels
  • Doodlebeads (youtube video) Leslie Rogalski

    Odd Count 2-Drop Peyote Stitch Instructions:

  • Beadwork.About.com

  • Peyote Starter Strip Instructions: (Great for starting patterns quickly and keeping them straight. What I use on all my wordcharts/patterns)

  • Heirlooms & Treasures - Lesson 1 Brenda Whitehead
  • Free Download Bead-Patterns.com
  • Peyote Starter Strip Theresa Olin
  • Peyote Starting Strip Suzanne Cooper
  • Quick Start Peyote Deb Moffett-Hall

  •  More Instructive links:

  • Peyote Stitch Instructions (different varieties)
  • Intro to Seed Beads (youtube video) Bead & Button
  • Introduction to Seed Beads Laura McCabe
  • Suzanne Cooper's Jump Start Classroom
  • Peyote Stitch Zipping Up Beadwork.about
  • Basic Fringe Instructions Beadwork.about
  • Branched Fringe Techniques Bead & Button
  • Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp Beadwork,about
  • Bar and Ring Toggle Tutorial BeeJang
  • Playful Peyote Toggle Clasps Interweave
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