Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry
Published September 2010
Freeform Peyote Ruffles
Class Length: 6 hours
Create a beaded sculpture that you can wear! A variation on freeform peyote, we will focus specifically on ruffles.
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.
We will start by discussing potential color schemes and ways to move colors and textures through your piece to help integrate the design. I’ll review the basic peyote stitch, then we’ll move on into sculptural peyote.
You'll be able to complete a smaller project like a pair of earrings or pendant, or make a good start on a larger project such as a bracelet.
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 (amounts will vary depending upon scope of project):
Kits and Supplies
Beadkits may be available for purchase, as well as Karen's full-color book Freeform Peyote Beading. Contact instructor beforehand to verify.