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Slinky Peyote(s)


About this design:

I finally got the correct beads to do this type of beadweaving. It was such a joy to have the pattern turn out perfectly aligned this time, Yea! I adapted the first pattern from a freebee online and the purple one I designed myself. You always see these as a full bracelet but I decided to make them with the half beaded part to half chain which I like better, just me, or just my style I guess. But it feels sooo slinky on your wrist!

As a side note, I would like to know if any of you know for sure that the Toho Treasure beads that LB has can be used in conjunction with the Delicas and keep the same pattern. As in, are they the same exact size? If so I would buy them here.

Components:

Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystals, copper chain and clasp and black chain from my stash. Artistic wire black jump rings and 20g wire for handmade clasp from LB.

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  1. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Oh Boy – well everybody – MOVE OVER; we have a new bright and shining STAR in our midst – LOL.

    What can be said but – BEAUTIFUL (I’ll leave something for someone else to say …………

  2. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    These really are beautiful! They must take forever to make. And the photo quality is great, so bright and clear.

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    These are fabulous Angela…I love the intricacy of them, and the colors are perfect. I agree with you, I love this style with the chain!

  4. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Love them. Very creative to add chain. Great work and colors.

  5. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Angela, the toho seed beads are NOT the same size, but I use them for (almost) all of my beadweaving. The delicas are thinner, and basically perfect, where as the toho is even in size, slightly larger and they tend to have a handful of imperfect ones. Also, I recommend testing out different threads. A lot ofpeople prefer fireline, but I’m a one-g fan. Its actually the reason I found LB to begin with.
    I can give you tons of pointers if you decide to do more beadweaving.
    NOW, as for the bracelets…
    I love the designs on these and I’m super impressed with them. I also really like the chain, I feel like full bracelets are sometimes too much when worn. You did a beautiful job, and I hope to see more!

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    L Pekuri says:

    Very clever idea and lovely patterns. You inspire me to try bead weaving. I encourage Beadling to post her tips, and thank her in advance for taking time to type.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! Gorgeous work and great designs. :)

  8. L Kay
    L Kay says:

    These are amazing! I want one. I love that you added the chain. This looks hard to do. I have to admit bead weaving intimidates me. Not sure if I’ll ever try it.

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all for your comments and input! Thanks a bunch Beadling for all the great tips! I thought the “treasure” beads would be interchangeable, so thanks for saving me from that mistake. I already use the One-G and I too love it. I have Fireline but have yet to try it, I’ll let you know how it compares. :)

  10. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    You should try the 11/0 round from toho, I personally love them. I have some of everything and I find I prefer them.
    When you use the fireline, make sure you keep really tight tension. I feel like it doesn’t stay as tight as one-g… maybe its just me ;)

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Gorgeous designs on these bracelets! Admire your beading skills so much.
    And photo skills, too!

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you again for your great comments! Beadling, my first attempt at one of these peyote bracelets I used 11/0 round Toho seed beads, however the different colors were so different in size, it threw off my design and made it wonky toward the end. See the attached picture. So I bought the Delicas because those were touted as being consistent in size and perfect for peyote. Boy were they right! I had read that the TOHO “treasures” were the same size as the “delicas” so I was hoping to use them together.

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  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Impressive! I’ve used delicas for intricate patterns and never been disappointed. Adding the chain is inspired.

  14. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    I see what you mean. I’ve found the tohos are more even in size based on type, ie. Ceylon with ceylon, transparent with transparent etc.
    I do more geometrics and tubular beading, so I’ve only done a few designs with peyote, and I’m pretty sure I used delicas as well. Its been quite awhile since I did them
    My brother in law uses delicas and he does a lot of designs. He swears by them
    I have some treasures, but I doubt them because I bought them on ebay awhile ago and they are bigger that I expected. Also, the seller no longer carries them… I’ve tried to use them with delicas and with 11/0 toho and they don’t match anything.
    Again, your designs are beautiful, I really love the detail on the first one, and the colors on the second. I hope you make more, you have a real knack for it :-)

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ok, I’m confused! Were these done on a loom? And the peyote stitch is what you did to make the pattern?? Or does the term beadweaving not necessarily mean using a loom?

    These are fantastic! I love the addition of the chain and totally agree that a whole woven(?) bracelet can be too much.

  16. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Laud, Beadling and Gail!
    These are not made on a loom, you just hold the piece in your fingers and weave in one bead at a time. Yes, it’s very time consuming, but I REALLY enjoy it. Sort of soothing. It kind of reminds me of doing my cross stitch which I love but haven’t been able to do much since I’ve started making jewelry. ;)

  17. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Just stunning work….that copper one is to die for.

  18. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Striking and elegant – I really love this w/the chain.

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