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By: Katie Hacker
Techniques: Beadwork, Peyote Stitch
Skill Level: Advanced
Materials: 
Necklace – 16-18"
•.006" diameter WildFire frost beading thread #161U-008
•22 silver Beadalon eye pins #310B-113
•Silver Beadalon extension chain #324B-010
•14 amethyst 14mm ceramic Bead Gallery rounds
•8 bronzite 14mm semiprecious Bead Gallery rounds
•6 hematite 6mm metal Bead Gallery spacers
mixed brown, purple, silver cylindrical seed beads

Bracelet – one size fits all
•.006" diameter WildFire frost beading thread #161U-008
•20-gauge non-tarnish silver Artistic Wire
•mixed brown, purple, silver cylindrical seed beads

Earrings – 2 1/4" long
•2 silver Beadalon medium ball head pins #312B-253
•2 Beadalon silver 25mm kidney ear wires #308B-310
•2 brown 20mm shell Bead Gallery loops
•6 hematite 6mm metal Bead Gallery spacers
mixed brown, purple, silver cylindrical seed beads

Tools: 
•Round-nose pliers #201A-104
•Chain-nose pliers #201A-101
•Wire cutters #202A-105
•#10 beading needle #
•Bead stringing glue #

Tip: You can use the seed bead embellishment technique to "net" different kinds of beads for a handmade look. Just make sure the holes in the beads are large enough for several passes of beading thread. Ceramic, wooden and lampworked beads work typically have larger holes. 





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Instructions
 

Necklace: Step #1

See instructions below to make three netted beads. 

Step #2

Pass an eye pin through a hematite spacer, netted bead, hematite spacer and make a basic loop; repeat for each netted bead.

Step #3

Pass an eye pin through each of the remaining 14mm beads and make a basic loop on each.

Step #4

Link these beads together for the center of the necklace: netted, ceramic, netted, ceramic, netted.

Step #5

Connect half of the beads in an alternating pattern on each side of the necklace. 

Step #6

Attach a clasp to one end and an extension chain to the other end.

Bracelet: Step #1

Cut a 2-yard length of WildFire and thread it onto a needle. 

Step #2

Pass through enough beads to encircle the leather strap, leaving a 2" tail.

Step #3

Pull the ends in a snug circle and tie them in a square knot.

Step #4

Pass the needle through the first bead next to the knot. 

Step #5

Add a bead and pass the needle through the third bead.

Step #6

Continue to add a bead/skip a bead until you reach the end of the circle, then continue the pattern to start a new row.

Step #7

Work the tubular peyote stitch pattern for 1-1/4" or as long as desired. If you need to add thread at any time, just work the new thread through the last row and continue adding beads.

Step #8

To finish the peyote stitch, use the needle to weave the thread tails back through the beadwork.

Step #9

Cut a 6" length of wire and use round nose pliers to make a spiral on one end.

Step #10

Pass the wire between the peyote stitch tube and the leather bracelet, then coil the other end.

Earrings: Step #1

Pass a head pin through the lower hole on a shell bead frame so it extends toward the opening of the frame.

Step #2

String enough seed beads to cover the head pin inside the bead frame, and then pass through the upper hole.

Step #3

Pass through a hematite spacer and make a wrapped loop to attach it to an ear wire.

Step #4

Repeat Steps 1-3 to make a matching earring.

Making Netted Beads: Step 1

Cut an 18" length of WildFire and thread it onto a needle. Pass the needle through 10 seeds and tie a knot to make a beaded circle, leaving a 1" tail.

Step 2

Hold the beaded circle over one end of a 14mm ceramic bead and pass the needle through enough seeds to reach the other end (the sample uses 13). 

Step 3

Holding the beaded thread in your fingers to mark your place, pass through 10 seeds. Pass the needle through the first seed to make a circle.

Step 4

Make another pass across the surface of the bead adding 13 seeds. Continue "netting" the bead by skipping a bead on each end of the circle and adding passes across the surface of the bead.

Step 5

Once you've made your way around the circle, the bead should have ten beaded threads across its surface. Tie the thread ends together and add a drop of bead stringing glue to the knot; let it dry.


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