Beading / Jewelry

Peyote-Stitch Daisy Bracelet

By  Maria Rypan  for  Rypan Designs

size: 7-1/2"

  • Peyote-Stitch Daisy Bracelet
  • Foundation Diagram
  • Adding Petals Diagram
  • New Daisy Diagram
  • 2-Strand Tubular Clasp Diagram

Materials

  • Seed beads, size 8/0: green (A), 130; opaque red (B), 56; metallic purple (C), 56; coral-lined topaz (D), 56; metallic gold (E), 24
  • Tubular two-strand clasp
  • Clear or black heavy-duty beading thread

Tools

  • Beading or tapestry needle, size #26

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, hat pin, ruler
  • Step 1
  • 1. For Steps 1-5, refer to Foundation Diagram. Cut 5' length of beading thread. Tie on stopper bead 8" from end with single knot. String 5A. Pass needle back through third bead of string.

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    Foundation Diagram
  • 2. String 1A. Skip one bead and pass through next bead and exit row. This is foundation and completes Row 1-3 of peyote stitch.

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  • 3. Note: A hat pin or safety pin through first row of beads, as shown, helps to see how peyote stitch rows are forming.

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  • Step 2
  • 1. Start daisy on new row by stringing 1B for daisy. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 2. String 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead and exit row completing Row 4.

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  • Step 3
  • 1. Start new row by stringing 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 2. String 1B. Pass through next "up" B bead for daisy base and exit row.

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  • Step 4
  • 1. Start new row by stringing 1E for daisy center. Pass through next "up" B bead.

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  • 2. String 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead and exit row.

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  • Step 5
  • 1. Start new row by stringing 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 2. String 1B. Pass through next "up" E bead and exit row.

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  • Step 6
  • 1. For Steps 6-9, refer to Adding Petals Diagram.

    Adding Petals Diagram
  • 2. Start new row by stringing 1B. Pass through next "up" B bead.

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  • 3. To complete daisy, go down below and back through previous B petal and through B petal below center E bead.

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  • 4. To make edge petals, string 3B and pass through top B petal above daisy center. Pass down through next B bead. Tighten daisy.

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  • Step 7
  • 1. String 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead and exit row.

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  • Step 8
  • 1. Start second daisy by starting new row by stringing 1C. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 2. String 1A. Pass through next "up" B bead, previous daisy petal and exit row.

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  • 3. Start new row by stringing 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 4. String 1C. Pass through next "up" C bead for daisy base and exit row.

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  • Step 9
  • 1. Start new row by stringing 1E for daisy center. Pass through next "up" C bead.

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  • 2. String 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead and exit row.

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  • 3. Start new row by stringing 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 4. String 1C. Pass through next "up" E bead and exit row.

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  • 5. Start new row by stringing 1C. Pass through next "up" C bead.

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  • Step 10
  • 1. For Steps 10 and 11, refer to New Daisy diagram.

    New Daisy Diagram
  • 2. To complete second daisy, go down below and back through previous C petal and then through C petal below center E bead.

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  • 3. To make edge petals, string 3C and pass through top C petal above daisy center. Pass down through next C bead. Tighten daisy.

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  • 4. String 1A. Pass through next "up" A bead and exit row.

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  • Step 11
  • 1. For third daisy, start new row by stringing 1D. Pass through next "up" A bead.

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  • 2. Repeat from Step 2 onward, but use third color "D" for daisy petals.

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  • Step 12
  • 1. For fourth daisy, repeat from Step 8 but use first color "B" for daisy petals.

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  • 2. Keep alternating color sequence of daisies A, B, C, A, B, C, A, etc. Colors will alternate looking like garden.

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  • Step 13
  • 1. If there's 6" or less on thread end, add thread by making slip knot about 6" from end of new thread. Slip knot over existing thread.

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  • 2. Pull slip knot on old thread and position it close to beads. The tails should be woven in and tied off later.

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  • 3. Continue beading momentum with new thread.

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  • Step 14
  • 1. For clean finish, weave each tail away from added thread in different directions.

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  • 2. Back track through beadwork and come out between beads in preparation for making overhand knot.

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  • 3. Make overhand knot around thread in between beads. Pull tight and move on to another spot.

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  • 4. Make total of three overhand knots to finish off each tail. Trim ends.

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  • Step 15
  • 1. To size your bracelet, select clasp and plan for allowance it adds when affixed to bracelet.

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  • 2. Test bracelet around wrist using hat pin. Referring to 2-Strand Tubular Clasp Diagram, add two to three A rows of peyote stitch to finish end similar to beginning three rows of bracelet.

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    2-Strand Tubular Clasp Diagram
  • 3. Since each peyote row naturally has "up" beads, use these to secure to clasp. Go around each loop and "up" bead twice. Weave thread further inside and finish it off with series of three overhand knots.

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  • 4. Remove stopper bead from bracelet beginning. Position thread to stitch slide bar to "up" beads to other side of clasp.

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  • 5. Finish off each thread inside bracelet with series of three overhand knots. Trim.

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  • Tips
  • 1. The numbers in the illustrations show the sequence of picking up beads. The illustrations show how the beads are passed through and sit a half bead above or below the current row.
  • 2. Thread color makes a difference. The daisies appear to float when clear beading thread is used, while the black thread creates a bolder, more dramatic appearance.