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Instructions for Making the Beadaholique Peyote Bracelet Kits with Size 10/0 Beads

Instructions for Making the Beadaholique Peyote Bracelet Kits with Size 10/0 Beads

Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas! Hi this is Megan with and today I’m going to show you how to make our peyote bracelet kits
with size 10/0 seed beads so we do have two different versions of our peyote kits the ones here are some examples of the
ones that use 10/0 seed beads We do also offer ones that use a size 11/0 Make sure you’ve got the right video for the size of beads that are used in the kit you have.
Your kit comes with seed beads in tubes, it comes with a pack of needles it comes with a clasp and it comes with and little spool of fireline beading thread so some other things you are going to need are a pair of scissors and a stopper
bead and that can be any bead it can in fact just be one of the beads
from your kit. You use an extra I’m going to use a different stopper bead
just that you can keep it straight that that’s my stopper bead. You may also
find it helpful to use a thread burner like the thread zap but you can get by without it if you just
have scissors in your kit with your instructions is going to be a pattern and your
pattern is actually going to be two halves the other way on the paper but
I’ve got mine blown-up just half of it at a time here just to help you be able to see it to follow along with
what I got here. This is the bracelet that I’m going to be demonstrating so I’ll just leave that one here so you can see how it looks. So these bracelets are done using flat even count
peyote stitch If you are not familiar with that I’m going to show you how to do it. Remove one of your needles from the package. We give you several, it is possible to
break a needle. So we give you a few there To began you’re going to cut a length of thread and I like to work with about
six feet of thread at a time. Once you get used to
it you can decide how much you want work with at once don’t ever try to work with too much. You’ll wind up just running your
thread through, through and through. It will take a
long time Just get however much that you’re comfortable with usually something close to 6 feet. I’m going to thread that right onto our needle. Pull it
down you don’t want the ends to meet You’re only going to be stitching with one. So you wanna go ahead and give yourself a little bit of an uneven side on there before we get started I’m going to pour out some beads so I like to just work with a little pile at a time. Once you’ve used them up you can add more we’re going to add a stopper bead. To do that bring your needle through the bead for
this project I’m going to use the tail end to attach
my clasp later so I wanna leave a good about ten or twelve inches. So bring your stopper bead that far from the end and then you’re
just going to go right back through the bead in the same
direction that you went before. Don’t let your tail get bought in the loop and pull snug hold that bead right there and it’s going to keep the rest of your
beads from falling off the end okay now I’m gonna show you how to read
these charts I’m going to show you how to read from
the bottom up. You can work from the top down if you
prefer you would just do the same steps but you
would work from the top of the second image on your
pattern down, come to the first image and work down. I’m going to show you from
the bottom of the first image up, going to the second
image and working up you can work which ever way you’re more
comfortable on that when you start peyote you’re actually going to you thread the
first two rows at a time. As you can see you
have little valleys and peaks, little mountains and valleys along peyote, now the top here we call those up beads and down
beads and the up beads are all one row the down beads are the next row. They’re
going to jog back and forth as your do rows. To get the first two rows you’re going to start with this up bead in row two and you’re going
to actually string row two, one, two, one and so forth all the way across so for mine I’m going to start with purple
beads and I’ll string one, two, three, four, five purple beads go ahead and go right here next is one two, three, four, five, six aqua beads next we have one, two, three, four, five, six white beads then we’re going to pick up one, two, three, four, five purple beads and that’s going to be all
the beads for rows one and two. So it’s gonna look like this when you have the first two rows right now they’re on a straight line. Now
we’re gonna go in and add the first bead from row 3. So here we have row 1 2, this is row 3. So the first bead is the purple bead so pick up the first bead you’re going to skip the bead from row one, that last bead on there, you’re
going to go underneath the next bead inside there. When you pull that snug you see the bead from row 3 pops right
above the bead from row 1 pull that snug to the left now add the next bead from row three which is another purple bead, so each
time you add a bead in peyote you’re going to skip a bead and go through the next bead, when you pull them snug you’ll see that your last bead has gone on top of the bead below it and they’ll share that
space between the row two beads here. Our next bead in row three is a white bead, pick up a white bead skip a bead and go through the next one. If you’re having a hard time getting started just keep in mind that this is the
hardest part once you have your three done it’s going
to get a lot easier next bead is white as well, skip a bead go through the
next we do include illustrated instructions in your kit. So if you find it hard to follow
this video you can follow along with the illustrated ones and then we have another white bead. Skip the next bead and go through the following It’s important not to get it twisted don’t let your rows get all mixed up, you will not be following the
pattern different anymore if the first rows get twisted and then next in row three is three more aqua so get a aqua, skip a bead, go through the next that’s one, going to do two and three. Every time you’re going to skip a bead and go through the next one if you find you have a lot of loose thread on here you can just take your
stopper bead and pull snug next on row 3 we’re going to have three purple beads,
that’s going to be the last three beads in row 3 pick up a bead, skip one, go through the next, pick up a bead, skip one, go through the next and one more pick up a bead, skip one and go through the next you just wanna go through that last bead you added for the very beginning because you don’t wanna go through your stopper bead here and you can actually pull the stopper
bead off here if it gets in your way or you can leave
it. It’s up to you and pull it off so you can see better what I’m
doing now pull that nice and snug and there’s
you’re first three rows and now as you can see here once you do row 3, your beads have gotten where they’re going to be. So you’ve
got your high beads and your low beads, high beads, lows beads and it’s gonna look like a little bit like a zipper teeth,
like little peaks and valleys once you’ve got that down it’s going to
be easy, you’re just gonna go in your going to skip a low bead and go through a high bead and each of your new beads sit on the low bead before it so next here we’ve got row 1, 2, 3, 4 row 4 here starts with a white bead. I’m
going to pick up a white bead skip the bead, go through the high bead the up bead is what we refer to them as next in this row is gonna be three purple beads skip the low bead go through the up bead, that’s one, two and three and then next we have one, two, three aqua beads and actually you can see the pattern’s funny here, that’s because it got twisted. It’s a good thing to show
you You can see your lines are supposed to be
going up to the right but here they’re going down to the right so what that is, is it got twisted here.
You can see if you squish that back around they’re going to be going in correct
direction and that’s only gonna happen on the first couple rows after you’ve completed row four it won’t
flip around anymore so you can just go ahead and stop take your bead out flip it around, get to go the right way one more aqua next in row 4 is one, two, three white beads. You can always count up if you lose track of where you are and the last beading row is going to be a purple bead so they’re your first four rows. I’ll pull that tight and you can see you got a little up and down beads all along and you’re starting to see the pattern
also of the diagonal stripes in this one specifically. So I’m just
going to work through a couple more rows with you
before I leave you to finish the length I’m also going to show you how to tie off and add new thread. You will need to do that you know when you run out of thread as you’re working. This is a large
piece of bead weaving So that’s what it should look like when
you’ve got about six rows It’s starting to come together. The more
snug you keep your thread with the delicas especially, the more
firm and solid it’s going to be because it does kind of snap into place, lock into place so as you can see if you hold up your
piece to your pattern at this point you’re gonna start to see
your pattern emerging so you’re going to continue the pattern
working up or if you’ve decided to work down, if
you’re familiar with how to do that you you can work down and now I’m going to show you how to tie
off thread when you run out of thread and you’re
going to want to do this not when you completely run out of thread,
don’t go all the way until your needle is just barely coming through the beads, you
wanna leave yourself about six inches or so to give yourself room to tie a knot. So
first thing is going to be, I always prefer
to do this in the middle of a row. I don’t like to do it at the very end because I like all my
knots to be hidden in the beadwork instead of hanging out at the end. I’m just going to go part of the way through the next row you’re in the middle of the row, you’re going to take your needle and you’re going to go down between the bead that your thread is coming out of and the next bead in the row below and what you wanna do is hook the thread that attaches those two
beads you’re going to pull until you have a
loop don’t pull it all the way snug. Pull until you have a loop and you want the threads, it’s very hard to see, it’s
very small but you want your loop to have a little crossover to it so my thread right here is coming out on the top its going down behind and now I’m going
to take my needle and go down through the loop and just pull to create a half hitch knot on that thread connecting right there pull it snug and then you’re going to weave through several of the beads so that you’re not cutting your thread
right next to your knot It’ll make it a little bit stronger. When you
weave through peyote stitch you’re always going to weave in diagonal lines and they can zigzag up and down but you’re always going to go through the beads in a way that there’s
already a thread path so that it doesn’t show. You can go up down you can go down, you can go up, it’s up to you just weave through several of
the beads until you’ve gotten some distance between
your knot and your thread and this is where a
thread burner will come in handy you can use a thread burner, it’s very
easy, just hold the button down and touch it to the thread, you can also use scissors. When
you’re cutting bead thread in bead work with
scissors you wanna pull up with some study pressure on your thread so that when you cut it the tension will have that thread pop
back down onto the bead so that’s gonna be how you tie off now to add new thread we’re going to do is weave up through some of the beads and you wanna work it so that your coming out through
the bead where you left off so that for me is this right here and I’m ready to add my next bead now leave yourself a tail of about six inches there. You’re just gonna leave that and go back and tie off and weave that in later. If you
want you can use a second needle to do it right away after you’ve done a
few rows or you can just wait until the and you gonna go in and tie off and weave in all of your loose threads at the end. So when you tie off your old thread that’s ending you wanna go ahead tie it and weave it but
when you start a new one that one you can leave. I’ll show you do it exactly the same. I’m just going to take my needle off to show you so let’s say you’re all done and you’ve got this thread and your other new thread ends just kind of hanging out put a needle on there right where your thread is coming out again you’re going to go down between that bead and the one in the row before. Make a loop go through, pull it to tighten that half hitch
knot and just like before you’re going to weave down through and then you just trim it off as you did before. So you use those techniques to add new thread as you go. You’re going to continue through the whole pattern or through
just as much of the pattern as you need for the bracelet size that you
want as you can see on the finished bracelet, where the bracelet stops there’s a gap for the clasp and that gap
is about 5/8th of an inch. So you can complete the pattern or you can do as much of the pattern as you want
for your finished bracelet size minus 5/8th of an inch. When you’re finished weaving bracelet to the desired length
then we’re gong to attach the clasp and as I said before the clasp will add
about 5/8 of an inch once it’s closed up you can see the gap here between the weaving so you wanna decide the finished
bracelet length that you want. A standard women’s bracelet sizes are usually between 7 and 8 inches and the pattern will get you through plenty. I think pattern is about eight
inches of weaving if you followed the whole thing. So you’ll
want to go ahead and pay attention to how long your piece is and stop when you get it as long as you want so I’ve got mine all ready to go one thing to keep in mind you’re going
to want to stop with a down bead at the left end and then an up bead as the second bead and if you’ll notice at the beginning here we started with an
up bead all the way to the left and what it is
is that you want when you bring your two ends together to have it mirror
image here, so you’re going to want them to not
fit like a zipper you’re gonna want it the other way so that
it’s symmetrical so that when you put your clasp on it doesn’t joggle over slightly, so that’s
lined up. So without cutting your thread, I have quite a bit, you’ll have however much you have, if you don’t have at least about a foot you might need to
tie off and add a new piece here take your needle until you have it
coming out of the top here we just going to go down one bead on the edge and then go up diagonal all the way through and it’s going to end up coming out of the
second up bead, so the fourth bead over pull that tight you can decide how you want to color the
beads that you put here I’ve just kind of use ones that I thought
kinda mirrored the stripe pattern you can use all one color,
you can do it however you want, it depends where you’re
at with your pattern too if you’re stripes are positioned here, here,
here you can just use whatever colors you
want, it’s all gonna look perfectly fine. Pick up two beads. Grab your clasp take it apart. I’m going to go through
the first loop then you’re going to go back down through the last bead that you strung you’re going to add one more bead and go
through the next up bead. I’ll hold that up so you can see So you see we’ve got a little thread bridge right here through the loop, holding it down
and we will reinforce that at the end also. When you’re coming back out of the next up bead, so the second up bead and the third up bead are the two that you’re using
here now we’re going to take the needle and go through the next down bead and the next up bead now this time you’re also going to pick
up two beads you’re going to go through the second loop in the clasp if your beads come through that loop you wanna put them back down. You want them on the other side of the loop so hold them in place or you can move them at the end I’m going to go back through the last bead once more and now this
time because the placement for this loop is a
little different when I pick up my new bead instead of
going over to the right I’m gonna go back to
the left and I’m going to go back through that
same up bead in the same direction that I did
originally. I just want to loop around You see this one made a little T instead of an upside down V and you’re
going to take our needle and again we’re going to go through the
next down bead and the next up bead we’re gonna do this third loop the same way we did the first one pick up two beads, go through the loop back down through the last bead, pick up another bead and go through the next up bead to the right and we’re going to go through the next down bead and the next
up bead, we’re going to do the fourth loop just like we did for the second loop,
pick up two beads go through the clasp, back down through the last bead pick up another bead just like the 2nd one you’re going to go back through that same up bead in the same direction
to loop around in a counter clockwise that’ll loop through the next down bead and the next
up bead and we’re going to connect the fifth
loop just like we did for the first and the third pick up two beads go through the loop, go back down through the last bead pick up another bead and go through the next up bead and that is all the loops what we wanna do is weave back through
over to the left side again and we wanna go through that whole thread path again to make it
a little bit stronger As you’re weaving through just like when you’re tying off and adding new thread you want to always go through it
diagonals the one exception since we need to change direction and go the other way, we are gonna have to not do that, so what you can do is go straight up and down one bead and when you pull it snug, your thread is going to disappear between the two rows and hide and it’ll be fine so just work your way over. You can zig-zag it up and down in get your way back over to where you
started at the beginning there I’m just going to go back up a bead now, again straight up and
down so that when you pull that tight the thread disappears between the two rows and then I can just follow this stripe backup and I wanna go through my thread path all the way down
one more time so up through those two beads and through the loop in the clasp and then over the loop back down through the beads and the up bead that it’s attached to, you just keep following along this thread path is shown for you in the last figure on the illustrations
as well it’ll show you the whole thing, you can follow that too this thread is extremely strong so it
seems like just two loops is not very much to hold
on your clasp but it really is quite strong. It’s a
four pound break weight which means that a single strand of it can
take four pounds and since you have five places where
it’s holding that means that the weight will be
evenly distributed and it can hold even more than that and then we’re doubling up, so it really
is quite strong. So you don’t need to weave
through over and over and over and over again I’m just gonna go over a couple beads I’m going to tie off my thread here just like I don’t want to tie off at the ends on the sides. I also don’t like to tie it at the
very top here, so instead of tying up and I’m going to tie down, keep the knot
buried I’ve got my bridge thread there my thread is a little long you wanna go through that loop pull tight because it’s pretty close to the edge
there I’m going to go ahead and go back in a few beads the other way pull up, give medium tension and cut and you’re thread will pop back in through that last bead, that’s how you’re
going to attach the clasp now to attach the other side of the
clasp because we made this a mirrored image all you’re gonna do is flip your bracelet over and you’ll see you’re going to have your
tail thread here you’ll have a down bead on the left,
you’re going to attach the second half of the clasp exactly the
same way, so you’re going to thread your tail onto your needle you’re going to skip down one bead what you wanna make sure you’re doing, the two halves of the clasp each have a little like nail head kinda on the top, you wanna make sure that your little heads are on opposite sides so that your clasp together, if put them on the same side
accidentally your bracelet will twist to close, so be
very very very careful that you put the clasp with the little
rounded head on the other side when you do this just like you did before you’re going to
do the first loop go back down and continue and again we do have the
whole thread path in the illustrations so you can refer to
that you’re going to do one 3 & 5 just like that and again you’re
going to do 2 & 4 the other way where you loop back through just like that go ahead and finish up the second side so I have finished attaching this half of the the clasp and work it all the way around back through a second timeli One thing to note since you do have a limited amount of thread on this side work it back through pretty close to the
top don’t go way down to work it back through but I had about a foot and I did have plenty to go through it twice there. We’re just
going to tie off I’ve cut off and trimmed my loose ends as I was going if you haven’t now you need to go back and finish off and weave in any
other threads you have. Then close up off your
clasp and you’re all done. That’s how you make our peyote bracelet kit using size 10/0 seed beads Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

36 thoughts on “Instructions for Making the Beadaholique Peyote Bracelet Kits with Size 10/0 Beads”

  1. Gracias por compartir este arte tan lindo,me gustaría que sus vídeos tengan subtítulos ,así sea en inglés ,para poder traducir. Muchas gracias.

  2. Hi Megan, i found Beadaholique is Genious,you guys always made some Kits to make easy to learn how to make Patterns,it's been a long time i want to make a Peyote Bracelet whit a chart but i've nevder did that because i always found hard to read a chart,after mystakes again  again i decided that was not for me but whit this Fantastic tut. video & the Kits you have made i will do one for shure so Thank You for this amazing kits & your instructions was very helpfull.
    I don't understhand whe nyou attached the claps how you know it's time to make a V shape or a T shape that's confuse me??? Q.2- do you have other Patterns for this kit??? and finally why not use the Tube Bars specially for that kind of peyote Bracelet ???. Thank's Megan i really enjoy to watch your tut. video!

  3. Do you have a full video of the making of this bracelet. I struggle with diagrams a lot and cannot read this one rightly so my bracelet is not coming out with the desired diagonals

  4. Hi your beads are wonderful. Am new to peyote. I guess that is why am struggling.but thanks for your video. I wish I could see the whole video.

  5. @Nandy Jacas – The pattern comes in the kit. You can purchase it here:

  6. I just finished my bracelet tonight that I ordered from your website. Your kits are so cute and patterns easy to follow. I have to say that I love how fast I received my order and I loved the packaging. Thanks for the tutorial to help along the way. I will be ordering again in the future. 🙂

  7. perfect jobs , scheme is easy i know it , , im gonna do them too , from all colors you've done i liked them so much this is for my winter collection , 

  8. Great video. Is it normal for the beading to become curved instead of keeping a rectangular shape?

  9. I love your patterns and your method of teaching it is very clear but I would love it if you. can do more great and twisted patterns thanks Princess Chi.

  10. Hi, I like the pattern lovely. I was wondering have they improved the pattern for beginners, like adding numbers to the pattern. It looks like I would become confused with the counting. I guess I can put the numbers on myself. Again lovey piece.

  11. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful tutorial. It got a big thumbs up from me! I am new and get confused easily. Your wonderful teaching method made it so easy! Thank you! Marie

  12. remember, if you don't feel safe to use the same size needle, you can go to a smaller size needle to weave the thread, so you don't take the chance of breaking the beads. it will happen, due to the thread and same size needle trying to go through the beads. just a little hint for ya  all

  13. Hi! I love peyote and wish I could do it better, but I keep having trouble with my stopper bead coming loose and falling off, also that my thread keeps getting all tangled and stuck… any advice?

  14. I’ve been looking at this along with your other bracelets for color inspirations, with the intent of buying the beads I’d need, yet I can’t seem to find the bead names or numbers for these ones along with some others either on here or on your website ! I’m either blind, or, well yup I must be blind ! I’d list them all, but you’d be bored 1/2 way though, but these bracelets are an example, especially the purple/aqua and the brown/teal. Help please !? 🙈🙏🙂

  15. Watched every second learned so much, thank you for making it look simple. I am now proud to say, I am a "BEADAHOLIQUECAN!" which makes me a better American! Love it

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