Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Ndebele Peyote Combo

This is a new technique I have seen and been very curious about. It is so geometric, but I was not sure how to do it. I just got the new book Mastering Beadwork by Carol Huber Cypher, and it has a pattern called "Inclusions Between the Stitches Bracelet". p. 170.
So, the technique is easy once you get the hang of it. You start with three beads in a circle, then do one row of herringbone, then on the third row you adding beads in between, and this becomes the peyote as you add rows of ndebele. I added seed beads on the last row. I guess these will be earrings. I used the new size 10 delicas, they are really fun to use as they work up fast but still have the nice even look that delicas produce.
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