If you’ve perused beading patterns at all, it’s likely you’ve come across peyote stitch. Peyote stitch is one of the most useful seed bead techniques out there. Once you learn, you can create practically any peyote stitch bead pattern, whether it’s a patterned cuff, a fun shape like a butterfly, or a tubular necklace.
Peyote stitch patterns are fun for both advanced and beginner beaders. Advanced beaders will breeze right through these patterns, maybe even getting creative and making modifications. If you’re a beginner, get a tutorial for starting peyote stitch bead patterns here before you jump in.
Ready to create something awesome? Start thinking about what colors you’ll use to create some of these pretty peyote stitch bead patterns from our Bluprint designers!
Photo via Craftsy member LeshaMcPhearson
Tiger Mutation Peyote Cuff Bead Pattern
Designer LeshaMcPhearson’s pal Karen took her peyote cuff pattern and changed the size to make this gorgeous necklace. This would be an awesome project for a more advanced beader who’s comfortable adapting a pattern. Note that when you download the pattern, you’ll receive the pattern for the cuff — it’s up to you to adapt it to make a gorgeous creation like the necklace!
Photo via Craftsy member gemmaster
Mysterious Peyote Butterfly
A combination of peyote and herringbone stitches create this pretty, sparkly butterfly. Bracelets, barrettes, necklaces, rings — there’s no limit to what you can make with this pattern.
Not feeling confident about your peyote stitch bead pattern skills? Enroll in Essential Seed Bead Techniques with Leslie Rogalski to get guided help with peyote stitch, as well as an abundance of other helpful seed bead techniques.
What’s your favorite peyote stitch project that you’ve created? Be sure to paste a link if you’ve uploaded it as a project and tell people what patten you used!