I have decided to try something different with the beads – bead weaving. For some reason I have never been interested in this until I saw this ad for bracelets (that I have yet to make) using some bead weaving techniques. I think these bracelets are so beautiful, so I paid for the instructions. I rarely do that. After reading the instructions, I decided I had better go back to the beginning and actually learn the bead weaving stitches and learn to follow a pattern.
I bought a beginners book and I made my first project. The even-count peyote stitch was suggested as a good stitch to learn first. Here is a photo of my first bracelet. Well, actually this isn’t my first bead weaving project.
I discovered that what I learned when I lived in Sarasota, was bead weaving! A friend taught me how to make some peyote beads and another stitch called a spiral.
This is a photo of a necklace I made with some bead weaving techniques. I used a needle and Fireline (fishing line) to make this necklace.
I plan to make many more bead weaving projects. It is a bit tedious and time consuming, but I do enjoy it.