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Topic: Peyote Stitches for Dreads! Delica beads, of course.  (Read 4863 times)
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« on: January 12, 2005 08:13:53 AM »

Hi there, these are some peyote stitches I've made with delica's, of course.  They go on my hair as sort of a decoration.  Plus, hey help tame my mane!  Have a look!




These are designed with peyote stitch graph paper and colored pencils!  Technology-schmology!  Hope you likie....   Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 09:00:25 AM »

Wow, those are really beautiful! Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 12:39:03 PM »

Hi there, these are some peyote stitches I've made with delica's, of course.  They go on my hair as sort of a decoration.  Plus, hey help tame my mane!  Have a look!

These are designed with peyote stitch graph paper and colored pencils!  Technology-schmology!  Hope you likie....   Tongue
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Sarah

 Those are fabulous. I saw a woman in my pottery class with those on today. Don't you love the tiny perfection of delicas? I love the turtles too. Excellent work.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 03:42:02 PM »

I love the turtles!   Cheesy   Did you come up with the design yourself?
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2005 06:23:53 PM »

Well, I was sorta *inspired* by another girl's work on the web for the turtles...but all other designs are my own work.  I've done so many without graphs, too.  I"ve really just started mapping things out into specific pictures and designs.  When I was just starting out, I'd just do swirley slant stripe-type designs, or chevrons.  Easy to do- just string on a few beads of each  color together, then keep beading the same colors on top of eachother, but move the stripe one bead over each time.  Like, if you have a blue stripe next to a red one, bead the blue stripe, and put one blue bead where the red starts,etc.  Keep going like this, then reverse to get the chevron!  No counting, or graphs required! =0)
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2005 06:26:48 PM »

These are fantastic!  It makes me wish I had the hair to go with them :]

Does this type of beading take long?  I'm a complete and utter newbie when it comes to beads - but I'd like to try my hand at this at least once :]
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2005 07:15:04 PM »

Those are great, I think they can go with other  hair stiles (I hope they can Cheesy). I newer tried peyote stitch but that is going to change now. Just tell me did you used elastic string?
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005 03:38:16 PM »

Well, I suppose if you have braids ( or just put a brain in and make a stitch sized for that) that you could put a stitch on those. 
   As for the time it takes- it takes forever!  Beading peyote stitches is a one-bead-at-a-time thing.  So be prepared to spend some serious time doing it.  If you make a fairly small stitch, though (like 1/4" or so diameter) it'll go a lot faster!  I have another stitch I made for my BF (it's up on my site-click my name to go there!) that took absolutely FOREVER!  It's HUGE cause his dreads are ridiculously PHAT.  it took me months of working a few hours at a time, and was my first project made from a graph.  It's a cute little mushroom with clouds in the sky!  awwwhhhhh....
    Anyay, the thread I use is called "nymo" and you can find it at beading stores. There's different sizes, and I think I use 0 or maybe 00.  It's a very fine thread b/c I like to always use double thread to give the finished stitch more strength.  I also use "thread heaven" a thread conditioner.  It's a waxy type stuff with other ingredients to help keep the thread from splitting, etc. It's the best, and it'll last forever.
    And finally....{  =0)  }   I wear my stitches all the time.  And having dreads, I don't wash my hair or get it wet.  And that's good- b/c if you get a stitch wet, the water has a lot of trouble getting OUT of those little holes, and can rot the thread.  And with all the time you put into making it, that's a tragic event.  Believe me.  OK, that's enough ranting for now!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2005 07:55:52 PM »

I love these.  How did you learn?  Great job, very creative.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005 06:16:38 PM »

I love these.  How did you learn?  Great job, very creative.
Honestly? I just googled "peyote stitch beading" and found a great page with little online "classes."  It's very easy once you know how. Just stacking beads on top of eachother, going in a spiral up the stitch.  The hardest thing about tubular peyote (i've never tried to do it flat) is following the graph and knowing where your rows are starting.  Like if you draw a pic onto graph paper, you don't just follow each row left to right the whole time like knitting or something. You have to draw a diagonal line accross it and where your line is- is where the rows start. Kinda confusing, but worth the effort to figure out! 
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2005 06:25:19 PM »

Not a bad idea in the least! This could even work for braids or high pigtails.

Graphpaper and colored pencils is the best way to go Smiley
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