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Peyote Celtic Triskele Bracelet Tutorial


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The Celtic Triskele is a pattern that dates back to earlier than 3,000 BC. The design represent the three realms of sky, sea, and land. The symbol is found throughout ancient Greece,Sicily, and Brittany but is most often associated with ancient Celts. To the Celts everything everything of importance occurred in threes - birth,life, and death; the phases of the moon (new, half and full); land, sea and sky. It has also been suggested that the whirling vertices of the triskele represent forward motion - cycles of development, progress or growth - which may in turn be physical, emotional and spiritual. This was the thought behind the design of this bracelet. The bracelet is made using Delica beads, which are known for their uniform shape and size. When combined in the peyote stitch, the bracelet feels like silk. The PDF includes a full color pattern image, Delica bead numbers with bead counts, a large easy to follow symbol graph, and a word chart. This pattern is 2-drop peyote. Please note this is a PATTERN and does not include the tutorial for how to do peyote stitch. You must know how to bead 2-drop even count flat peyote and be able to read the bead graph or the word chart if you want to make this bracelet. There are a number of excellent tutorials available on-line to help you get started. The finished cuff is almost 2" x 7.25" including the clasp. I like to use a 4-ring sliding clasp but you can use almost any clasp to personalize this bracelet. Delica or Toho cylinder beads are the most uniform for this pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Odd-Count Peyote Stitch Two-Drop Peyote Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 2" x 7"

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