Peyote Stitch

Peyote Stitch

Shape up with peyote stitch – a perfect fit for structured beadwork. Create jewelry, vessels and more!

The peyote stitch is an off-loom bead weaving stitch that is also sometimes referred to as a gourd stitch. It can be worked in either even or odd numbers of stitches on each row, to make different patterns. They can be woven flat, or stitched in the round to make tubes.

Peyote-Stitched Cellini Spiral looks really complicated, but it’s just a glorified peyote rope. The stitch is even count tubular peyote with a step up. It’s the change in bead sizes...

Even-count flat Peyote stitch is often the first off-loom bead weaving technique that new beaders try. And it’s the one that gets them hooked! The beads fit together snugly, giving...

Beads, thread and fabric occupy Pat Herkal's head and hands every day. Whimsy, color and the natural world inspire her work. Mixing beads, shells, stones, and found objects - man...

If you’re looking for jewelry with bezeled gemstones, most of the options you see are stones captured in metal – silver, gold, copper, brass, etc. All beautiful. But if you...

One of a collection of hand beaded jewelry pieces from Flying Goat Studio, Turquoise Beaded Necklace is an original design stitched using off-loom beadweaving techniques. Peyote stitched Japanese glass cylinder...

This embellished beaded herringbone necklace was so much fun to make! I used several different techniques to achieve the look I visualized. I stared by doing a herringbone-stitched rope made with...

Inspired by bead artist and instructor Met Innmon's design, small Peyote stitched rectangles form the foundation of this Peyote and Labradorite Beaded Bracelet. If you get a chance to take...

Peyote stitch, especially with cylinder beads such as Delicas, forms structural pieces with clean lines. Adding gemstones is one of my favorite ways to dress up these pieces that become...