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Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote

with Nancy Cain
Shape up your jewelry-making skills and move beyond flat peyote to add sculptural drama to your beadwork with Nancy Cain's expert instruction.

Nancy stitches her way through the creation of a basic channel bead, working with larger beads for easy viewing. You'll be able to stitch right alongside using more traditional beads. Once you've mastered building circular walls and embellishing your beads with crystals, you'll move on to the square beads, and learn how to join your squares with loops and clasps to make a stunning bracelet. Finally, Nancy demonstrates how to create triangular peyote-stitch beads, embellish them with beaded fringe and add bails and earring wires to create eye-catching jewelry pieces that will be admired by all.

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Lesson 1. Shaped Peyote Basics

  • Meet your instructor, Nancy Cain, as she introduces you to shaped peyote. Learn about the importance of thread selection and some of the most common problems you will face, and how to fix them.


Lesson 2. Creating Walls


Lesson 3. Embellishing


Lesson 4. Making a Square


Lesson 5. Creating a Bracelet


Lesson 6. Triangular Variations


Lesson 7. Design Variations


Lesson 8. Bonus: Flat Peyote Stitch

"Nancy is a superb teacher. Her teaching style is very relaxed, warm, inviting and encouraging. She clearly enjoys sharing her love of the art of beading. She is very well organized and demonstrates techniques so that they are clear and easy to follow. I also appreciate all the tips she shares with you. She also encourages you to try different variations of the project. ... The lighting, camera angles, sound and close-up shots makes this an awesome video! I know I will refer to this video many times. ... I agree with another reviewer that this is better than a front-row seat!"
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