Thursday, March 28, 2013
Continuing my Peyote Stitch Bracelet
Yesterday I was very frustrated because my beadwork project did not look like it was supposed to look. I am trying to make the bracelet on the left in this photo and follow the pattern above. I looked at tutorials for the peyote even-count stitches on You Tube and I even wrote an email to the author of the book I'm using. She did respond right away and told me to send her a photo of my work. She also sent me tutorials. My piece I'd made looked exactly like the piece I made the day before, even after watching the tutorials.
Today I have decided to KIND OF follow the pattern, but I am not counting the rows or trying to decide which bead I need to put my needle in with the right color of bead to make it look like the pattern. I have decided to sit and enjoy making this peyote stitch bracelet and not be concerned if it looks like the pattern.
I plan to eventually find someone who can teach me the correct way to follow the pattern. But for now, I'm at peace and enjoying my new found hobby.