Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry
Published September 2010
Freeform, Sculptural Peyote Bracelet
Class Length: 6 hours
Create a beaded sculpture that you can wear! Learn the basics of freeform peyote beadwork while making a one-of-a-kind bracelet.
Freeform peyote is known for its asymmetrical, organic compositions, incorporating a variety of different bead types and shapes, including specialty or focal beads. While knowledge of traditional peyote stitch can be helpful, sculptural peyote stitch can be more forgiving in many ways.
I’ll review the basic peyote stitch, then we’ll move on into sculptural peyote, including instructions on bridges, arches, fringe, fans, several ways of incorporating novelty beads and more.
We’ll also discuss ways to move colors and textures through the piece to help integrate the design.
Skills and Skill Levels required for class
Experience with standard peyote stitch and beading in general is helpful.
Working with a color scheme, choose a variety of sizes and types of beads including:
Kits and Supplies
Beadkits will be available for purchase, as well as Karen's full-color book Freeform Peyote Beading