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fadeawaydream
« on: May 03, 2005 04:53:53 PM »

I just learned some sort of Peyote stitch (even count maybe?) and successfully made myself a ring with barely enough string left to finish it off.

My question: How do I measure how much string I will need to complete a project? I want to make a bracelet out of this pattern (http://www.beadiefriends.com/RosebudBorderPeyoteTN.htm), but I don't know how much string to use! I'll also be working on a much larger project this weekend, and I'm afraid I won't have enough string if I just try to guess. Is there a way to measure according to the dimensions of the project?

Any help would be appreciated. Oh, and I've skimmed through some About.com articles, but they don't say anything about the amount of string to use. :/

Natalie
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skuterrat
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005 05:25:35 PM »

It's usually easier to work with about an arm's length of thread, or you end up getting tangled in your thread.

Luckily, with peyote it's really easy to just tie on a new thread when you start getting near the end.  Tie a double knot and then just keep going.  You'll probably have to pull a little to get the knot through the first few beads, but when you get up to the knot on the thread you can just hide it inside a bead and keep going.
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fadeawaydream
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005 01:04:26 PM »

Thanks, that helps a bit--I feel kinda dumb for not thinking of it on my own, hah.
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