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pepperfish
« on: May 14, 2005 10:33:40 AM »

My blue beaded pebble:

http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/finishedrock.jpg

I felt i had to contribute something to the board before taking inspiration from all the amazing things on here! (this is my first post). I first saw these on this site and thought they were pretty cool, and i havent seen any similar posts here so i thought i'd share Smiley

They don't actually do anything, but my mum uses her rainbow one i made her as a paperweight at work, and mine just sits on my desk looking pretty. I guess if you were really clever you could turn them into a light pulley handle or something?


You Need:
- A roundish, smooth rock or large pebble with no holes (the one in the pic is about 6-7cm at its widest part)
- Some seed beads
- A beading needle
- Thread
- About half a day

You'll need to learn how to do 'flat round peyote' before you have a go at this, instructions for this are here. Also, its tons easier if you work from a pattern, at least to begin with. Graph paper to make your own pattern can be found here!


1) First you need to make two identical disks using the flat round peyote stitch that almost cover the two sides of your stone/rock/pebble.

http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/twosides.jpg

2) Next, you need to align the two disks on either side of the stone and make sure the design matches up, so that when you join the two, it won't look odd.

3) I then cheat a bit and use clear silicone adhesive to glue the disks to the stone which saves a lot of time and stops the disks from slipping out of place. The other advantage is that with flat round peyote it can be difficult to get the tention just right, and it sometimes doesnt come out 'flat' - the glue will stretch out any nobbly bits. It should look like a stone sandwich:

http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/sandwichrock.jpg

4) Then you want to carry on working around the disks until eventually, the two sides meet at the edge of the stone. Once this happens, keep beading in a circle around the edges, like you would in circular/tubular peyote (i think thats the right name) until the two disks are joined, and the holes around the edges are closed up. Be really careful at the point of joining, don't pull the thread too tight, and try where possible to keep the peyote stitch running smoothly.

http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/joiningsides.jpg

5) Carefully tie off the thread and tuck any loose ends under the beading and you are finished! Ta Da Cheesy Ooo pretty Cheesy

http://www.geocities.com/craftsterstuff/images/finishedrockaboveview.jpg

Hope that made sense... might be a little confusing to beading virgins...  Huh

Pepperfish xxx

<----------UPDATE-------->

As promised - My Mum's Rainbow Rock! It was my first ever attempt so the stitching is a bit uneven...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/pepperfish/rainbowrock.jpg

I love your pebble! I don't think I have the patience for it now though. I used to do loom beading and that was soooo tedious!
I <3 your little fishy icon too Pepperfish Smiley I'm a total goldfish geek

Thankyou!! Cheesy


i love ur icon too! did u get it from any specific website? i've been lookin around for some peyote patterns but i come across some really cheesy ones.. Tongue thanks! Smiley

Hehe yay glad you like it! i made it last week from some old beads i had cluttering up my beadbox.... just doodled it out onto blank graph paper Cheesy

Pepperfish xxx

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005 10:37:30 AM »

That is so cool!!! I think I need to take up beading.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005 10:42:40 AM »

That is very beautiful. I would have never thought of covering a rock with peyote stitch. Your color selection is really beautiful. I don't think I could have the patience to do that;p You did a wonderful job! (is there any way to see the rainbow one that you did for your mom?)
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005 11:38:01 AM »

That is very beautiful. I would have never thought of covering a rock with peyote stitch. Your color selection is really beautiful. I don't think I could have the patience to do that;p You did a wonderful job! (is there any way to see the rainbow one that you did for your mom?)

Aww Thankyou! I'll ask my mum to bring her rainbow rock home with her on monday night, and i'll post up a picture!

Pepperfish xxx
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2005 08:48:16 PM »

Oooh that's really pretty! Great idea and it looks beautifu Grin <333
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005 08:59:03 PM »

I love your pebble! I don't think I have the patience for it now though. I used to do loom beading and that was soooo tedious!
I <3 your little fishy icon too Pepperfish Smiley I'm a total goldfish geek
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2005 05:48:10 PM »

That's wonderful.  I've thought about doing a beaded rock - but haven't seen any as pretty as yours before!  Definately a project I'm moving up on my list!   Can't wait to see your mom's!
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2005 07:49:46 PM »

I love your pebble! I don't think I have the patience for it now though. I used to do loom beading and that was soooo tedious!
I <3 your little fishy icon too Pepperfish Smiley I'm a total goldfish geek

i love ur icon too! did u get it from any specific website? i've been lookin around for some peyote patterns but i come across some really cheesy ones.. Tongue thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2005 09:38:22 AM »

very cute
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2005 09:44:50 AM »

Your rock rocks!! (couldn't resist)
very cool. I think it's really cool. My son loved beading and left all sorts of little bits of unfinished beadwrk around here that I still find now and then. You just gave me an idea to put all these bits together and make a mat type of thing to use like this!
Thanks for sharing!
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