|Beaded Sleeves made with Miyuki Seed Beads Size 11|
I have been obsessed by these little sleeves for the past month or so. Ordering beads matching the Kumihimo Bracelets with Long Magatamas & C-Lon Tex 400, trying different bead sleeve designs, wearing them constantly to test them and getting comments from friends and at large. So here is the next installment on my quest.
We will be doing an even-count Peyote stitch similar to the previous blog entry but instead of using Delicas we will be using Miyuki Seed Beads Size 11.
|Gather your materials and tools…|
Note on Thread Options
For this tutorial, I used C-Lon Beadind Thread Size D in Light Brown as it contrasted well with the Miyuki Picasso Turquoise beads. Plus this color matches one of the color of C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord used in the bracelet braid. Another very good option is WildFire .006 in 'Camouflage' Green.
With the Duracoat Galvanized Silver Seed Beads Size 11, I use 6 Lb FireLine in Crystal. Other options for silver would be KO or Miyuki Beading Thread in Light Grey.
For Duracoat Galvanized Gold Seed Beads Size 11, I like KO or Miyuki Beading Thread in Gold. Keep in mind that the thread in Peyote stitch is only noticeable on the edge. Elsewhere only the beads are showing.
|5. Continue, skip a bead, insert the needle through the next bead and pull the thread through.|
|10. Check the fit around the clasp. Join the sides the flat peyote rectangle turning it into a tube.|
Catch the beads on the edges.
|11. Zip the two sides together by zigzagging through the beads on the edge of both sides.Catch 1 bead on one side, then 1 on the other side.|
|12. Tighten the beading thread & continue.|
|15. Once you reach the other side, go in a circle between several beads several times or go back to the other side if any of your stitches are a bit loose. Leave the ends hanging on the side.|
|17. See bead edge and melted end. |
ReferencesPeyote Stitch Tutorials
Even-Count Peyote Sleeves with Delicas Size 11
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C-Lon Beading Thread Size D
WildFire Beading Thread
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