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Video:How to Do Even-Count Tubular Peyote Stitch

with Melissa Shippee

Beading is a creative hobby that allows you to make all varieties of jewelry and crafts. In this beadwork video from About.com, learn how to make even-count tubular peyote stitch.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Do Even-Count Tubular Peyote Stitch

Hi, I'm Melissa Shippee, owner of WildEyeDesigns.net. I'm here today with About.com to show even-count Tubular Peyote Stitch.

Tools for Tubular Peyote Stitch

To do tubular peyote stitch you'll need a beading needle, beading thread and seed beads. Cylinder beads are one of the preferred materials because of their cylindrical shape.

How to Start Tubular Peyote Stitch

To start you'll pick up a strong row of beads. Pull your beads down to the end of the thread leaving enough of a tail to put you needle on later, weave into the beadwork and trim. Stitch through the first couple beads again to form a loop. Some people like to tie a knot at this point to make sure that the tail thread doesn't move out from their beads. But I don't usually tie a knot, I just hold onto my tail thread with my non-dominant hand.

Pick up one bead, skip over the next bead in the initial ring and stitch through the one after that. You'll repeat this all around the ring, pick up a bead, skip over a bead and stitch through the next, when you reach the last stitch, you're going to need to do a step-up, to get ready to do the next row.

Doing a Step Up in Tubular Peyote Stitch

You'll stitch through the next bead, then the one after that. Each time you do a step up you'll be stitching through twp beads, then that completes on row. To continue pick up a bead, and stitch through the next up bead. Pick up bead, stitch through the next up bead. Then when you reach the end of the row, pick up a bead, then stitch through the next up bead, and stitch through the one after that. Pull your thread tight and you'll start to see your tube forming.

If you find that on any given row you're doing one less stitch than the previous row, then you may have missed your step-up. When you get to the end of the row, you're going to stitch through the bead and the one after that to complete the row. Adding rows will add length to the tube, the thickness of the tube is determined by the number of beads you pick up in the initial row. If you're stitching a neckband, you'll continue stitching rows until your neck band is the desired length minus the length that the clap will add.

And that's how you do tubular peyote stitch. For more information visit About.com 

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