This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to make Peyote beaded stars. I will be teaching you the basic techniques, then giving you THREE projects to try.
- Watch video demonstrations of all the techniques
- Download PDF tutorials with step-by-step instructions and diagrams to show thread paths
- Three Peyote star patterns all with word charts as well as pattern charts
You will then be equipped to work from any Peyote star pattern from any designer. You will also have the skills to make stars of any size, and to follow the pattern charts.
What materials do you need?
- Size 11/0 Cylinder beads - so that could be Miyuki Delicas, or TOHO Aikos
- Your favourite beading thread
(Note: this will also work with size 10/0 Delicas if you want to use those).
What techniques will you be using?
As the name suggests, this is simple Peyote stitch. You will be learning how to create warped squares, and how to join them into a star.
How does the class work?
You can follow the materials at your own pace. So, you will have a combination of video demonstrations, downloadable PDF tutorials, and also the opportunity to ask me for help if you get stuck.
Basically, this is exactly like a 'normal' beading class, except that you can work at your own pace, in your own time, from wherever you want.
You can view the full class curriculum below before you enroll.
StartImportant: Introduction to the Techniques
StartHow to make a Peyote warped square (15:41)
StartHow to turn your squares into a star (12:47)
StartHow to follow a Tutorial
StartHow to follow Peyote star pattern charts (if a word chart isn't included)
StartHow to make your star fit on the top of a Christmas tree (13:53)
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