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Perfect for Necklaces

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Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote taught by 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.

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Funky
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Seed beads and Swarovski bicone crystals

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Nancy, these are lovely, but I'm having some trouble determining what you use these channel beads for. How do you use them in designs?

07/20/2013 Flag

I assume that you could put them on an European bracelet since they have a large hole, but I am no expert I will let Nancy respond for herself .... Nicky

07/27/2013 Flag

I DALHia and Nicole H. I am sorry that I didn't see this post sooner! These channel Beads are quite useful. As Nicole said, they would work on a European bracelet but also on a necklace. I will post a photo of it on a new strand. This is a different colorway but same concept.

08/02/2013 Flag

Hi, thank you so much for asking! I string them on Softflex and separate each Channel bead with a 12mm pearl. You can see the sample necklace in the video. Check out Design Variation Lesson.

10/16/2013 Flag

I can't tell how large the inside circumference is from the photo but this design would make awesome napkin rings! They are very beautiful!

11/30/2013 Flag

Hi Sami G, what a great idea! These are pretty small, you can't get your finger inside them. But if you used larger beads, instead of 15s and 11s, then use 11s and 8s and increase the number of beads in the ring. Maybe even 6s and 8s. Have fun and if you make them, would you post a photo of them? Thanks! Have fun.

12/13/2013 Flag

Can you post a picture here of the necklace you made with the large pearls? I cannot find it in the video, and I am tired of looking for it, lol. I want to make one like it but with only 6 peyote tubes and 9 pearls.

12/28/2015 Flag

Hi Joy, thank you for the question... I am sorry that I can't post a photo in this query... I did post a comment in the project forum about the Delica vs Seed Bead post. Please send a question to the Instructor inbox. Thanks! Nancy

01/02/2016 Flag