Here's a free tubular peyote stitch pattern using SuperDuo beads. It's called the Snakeskin Bracelet and you could also make a necklace using this pattern.
Ready for a free Tubular Peyote Stitch Pattern? This fun and simple bracelet pattern uses SuperDuo beads.
SuperDuos are my favorite two-hole beads on the market. They're just so versatile.
This peyote bracelet tutorial is suitable for all skill levels.
Snakeskin bracelet Tutorial
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- 72 SuperDuo beads (A) - I used Crystal Gold Rainbow
- 52 Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads (B)
- 1 Clasp
- 2 jump rings
- 3 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the full written tutorial:
Step 1: Thread your needle with a comfortable length of beading thread.
Leaving a 10-inch tail, string 6A.
Step 2: Go through the first holes of all the beads and exit through the first 1A.
Pull the thread tight to turn the beads into a circle.
Note: Keep your thread tension tight throughout this project. If any of the rounds are slack, reinforce them before moving on.
Step 3: Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the 1A you are exiting.
Step 4: String 1A.
Pass through the second hole of the following 1A.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 five more times until all the spaces between the second holes are filled.
Step up by continuing through the first hole of the following 1A (the first one added in this round).
Step 6: Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the 1A you are exiting.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 4-6 until you reach your desired length.
Note: Due to the thickness of this bracelet, you may need to make the beadwork a bit longer than usual.
Step 8: Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the 1A you are exiting.
Step 9: Pass through the second holes of all the A's in the final round twice without adding any beads.
Step 10: String 9B and one half of the clasp.
Step 11: Go back through the last 1B strung. Pull the beads snug against the beadwork.
Step 12: String 8B.
Pass through the second hole of the 1A opposite where your thread is exiting.
Note: If your thread is exiting on the right (as shown in the photo), pass through the opposite bead from left to right.
Step 13: String 4B.
Skip the last 4B added in the clasp and pass through the following 5B plus the jumpring (or loop of the clasp).
Step 14: Pass back through the 5B on the other side of the clasp.
Step 15: String 4B.
Go through the 1A from the side opposite where the B's in the clasp are already attached.
Step 16: Using the tail thread, repeat Steps 10-15 to attach the other half of the clasp.
Weave both the working and tail threads into the beadwork and tie several half-hitch knots. Remove the excess.
Your bracelet is now complete!
Note: You don't have to add your clasp as described in Steps 10-15. I just felt like doing something a little different than I normally would.
Feel free to use an end cap to attach your clasp instead. You might need to take your beadwork along to the shop and fit what size you'll need.
Want to know how to make a spiral version of this bracelet? Click the button below to download the Snakeskin Spiral Bracelet.