Once you get the hang of it these fun little triangular shapes are easy to make as you use only regular flat peyote and increases. Two triangles make a cute pair of earrings and a bunch of them could be a playful set of charms.
- Understanding the thread path and positioning the beads of the corners.
Supplies for the peyote triangle:
- Japanese seed beads size 8/0 or 11/0 in two colors, one color for the sides (SI) and one color for the seams (SE)
- needle and thread
- scissors and beading mat
Weaving instructions for a triangle in peyote stitch:
- make little heaps of 6 beads (SE), as this will form the constant in creating the corners of each round; the sides will be lengthened with each round
- to create your first round: take a good length of thread, pick up 3 beads (SE), pass a second time through all of them and go through one more bead to create a little triangle
- round two: pick up 2 beads (SE), go through the next bead, pick up 2 beads (SE), go through the next bead and repeat once more
important: each time you add 2 beads, go with your needle under the thread between those two beads, pull slightly on the thread so you can reposition the 2 beads and put them awry
- it follows that you add 2 beads (SE) to create the corners of your piece and will continue to do so for the seams
- go through an extra bead to create a step-up and end up between the next two corner beads – you will continue to do so at the end of each row
SEE - part 2