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Front Cover image from FreeForm Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Wearable Art Jewelry

Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

Published September 2010
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Glacial Ice II, graded color bracelet

Personal Planets - Freeform Peyote Beaded Beads

Class Length: 6 hours


I love creating freeform peyote beaded beads! Each one reminds of a tiny planet, with its ever-changing topography as you rotate around the surface. Each new face is entirely unique - like a series of abstract paintings or sculptures, shrunk into miniature and rolled into one. Here's your chance to create your own personal planet while exploring the possibilities of freeform peyote.

Here’s your chance to create your own personal planet. We’ll start with a peyote stitched tube to fill the center void through your base bead, create the freeform peyote surface, then start on a beaded rope finished with a silver clasp to showcase your new creation.

Skills and Skill Levels required for class

Experience with standard peyote stitch and beading in general is recommended.

Supply List

  • Beading needle (I prefer the John James sharps, size 11 or 12)
  • Beading thread: Silamide, Superlon AA in coordinating or contrasting color(s)
  • Small, sharp embroidery scissors
  • Bead mat or tray to hold beads
  • Needle nose pliers or hemostats to pull thread through tight bead holes
  • Beeswax for coating thread

Beads & Findings

  • 2-4grams each of 8-12 graduated or coordinating colors of seed beads in sizes 6, 8 and 11
  • 25mm base bead, preferably in coordinating color
  • Optional: novelty beads such as triangle beads, drop beads, crystals, spike beads, etc.

Kits and Supplies

Bead kits may be available for purchase. Contact instructor beforehand to verify.

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