Video Tutorial – Techniques: Odd Count Peyote Stitch

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Odd Count Peyote Stitch

This Beadschool tutorial is about Odd Count Peyote Stitch. The clue is in the name – you are working in rows of an odd number of beads. Flat, odd count Peyote stitch (just like even count) is great for making little bracelets, book marks, wall-hangings, pictures, beaded book covers, etc. It’s really simple and you can quickly master it, which is really important as Peyote is a fabulously versatile stitch, useful in so many different aspects of beadweaving. Once you’ve mastered the technique you can easily work in patterns and there will be videos coming soon to show you how. As you pick up an odd number of beads for Odd Count Peyote Stitch, you will have a central bead in the row, so if you have a symmetrical design you would like to put into Peyote it works beautifully (video coming up next). You can put lovely patterns into even count Peyote as long as they aren’t symmetrical.

The difference in working on Odd Count Peyote as opposed to Even Count Peyote is that at one end of a row of you will have an “Even Count turn” but at the other end you will have to make an “Odd Count turn”. This happens because at the Odd Count turn end there will be no available “Turret” bead to secure the last bead you are putting into the row, hence you have to be able to follow a wiggly pathway or make the shortcut turn in order to bring the thread out correctly orientated to start the new row. In this video I show you both the ‘wiggly’ Odd Count turn and the ‘shortcut’ Odd Count turn. Learn them both and add to your beading artillery!

In this video I’m wearing:

Isabella necklace in the Dorado colourway.

I’ll be teaching the Isabella design at:
The Bead & Button Show in June 2013.
Link to book the class.

The Great British Bead Show in May 2013.
Link to book the class.

Isabella Kits will be available in Dorado, Topaz, Bermuda Blue, Aqua and Peridot.

Kiku ring.

Emilie bracelet: Made with Swarovski bi-cone crystals and Miyuki seed beads. I will also be teaching the Emilie design at the Bead & Button Show, 2013.
Link to book the class.

Materials used:
Nymo thread Size D – Stitchncraft
Size 12 needle – Stitchncraft
Matsuno Size 8 seed beads – GJ Beads

Links to suppliers:
GJ Beads


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