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Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

Published September 2010
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Sampling of Corset & Stays Beaded Beads by Karen Williams

Corset & Stays Beaded Bead

Class Length: 3 hours


If you've ever tried beading around a spherical object, you'll know how hard it can be as your beads keep slipping off the rounded surface. This class addresses that issue with a much easier way to create spherical beaded beads.

Learn to stitch a corset of right angle weave with strategically placed decreases. I'll cover the counts for this particular project and show you how to make adjustments for different sizes in both the base and the seed beads. Once the corset is complete, we'll cinch it into place around your colorful base bead; just like lacing a lady into her corset. To finish off our beads in style, we'll add decorative right angle weave stays as accents.

Use as pendants, strung on a cord and worn as a necklace, worked into more complex jewelry, or even as Christmas ornaments at the top of the tree. I love to make and give them as ornaments for miniature Christmas trees. They make lovely hostess gifts, too!

Skills and Skill Levels required for class

All skill levels, though some knowledge of right angle weave is helpful.

Supply List

  • Pencil or pen for notetaking
  • 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
  • Beeswax for coating thread

Solid Color Construction

  • 25mm spherical base bead with 3/16" bead hole
  • 2-3 colors of Japanese size 11 seed beads
  • (20) Size 11 triangle beads or 3mm bicone crystals as accents

Kits and Supplies

Bead kits may be available for purchase through Etsy.

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