In this issue:
- New Article: Basic Peyote Stitch Bracelet Band
- In the Blogosphere
- In the Forum
This week I published the second article in the beginning bead weaving series. The peyote stitch is often considered the easiest of the bead weaving stitches, but it produces gorgeous results. If you have never tried it, or haven't tried it for a while, take a stab at the simple bracelet band in the new project. I designed it with funky stripes inspired by grosgrain ribbon, and you can substitute your own colors or even use one solid color to great effect. Flat peyote jewelry is slinky and very tactile, making it fun to wear - and even to just hold and look at. In next week's project, I explain how to make a matching beaded toggle clasp. If you have questions or comments about the peyote stitch or this week's project, be sure to post them in the forum.
Until next time,
Basic Peyote Stitch Bracelet Band
Learn how to make a simple bracelet band using the even-count peyote bead weaving stitch.
Click here for the article
In the Blogosphere
Recent jewelry making posts in AdornmentCraft:
Jessica's Shrink Plastic Pin Tutorial
Art Jewelry Magazine Subscriber Downloads
de Cors Handmades Wired Chinese Knot Tutorials
Some other blogs that caught my eye this month:
Crafty Chica Fabric Pillow Ring
Planet June Shrink Plastic Ring Tutorial
In the Forum
kah needs help with the shelving system in the Paragon sc-2 kiln - can you help?
Experience using the Bead Spinner? - Eri has posted a link to her free video tutorial
AOL and Yahoo mail users and the Newsletters - AOL and Yahoo email accounts may not be receiving all of the newsletters due to those companies' spam filters, but we're working to get that issue resolved.
Fold-over magnetic clasps - Colleen posted some time ago looking for these elusive clasps - do you know where to find them?
To learn more about basic jewelry making using beads, wire, and cord - or for a quick and easy reference - pick up a copy of my book Teach Yourself Visually: Jewelry Making & Beading, available at Amazon.com and most book stores.
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