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How to make an odd count peyote choker - step by step jewellery making tutorial

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How to make an odd count peyote choker - step by step jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Jewellery bases are very popular, contrary to appearances, they give a lot of possibilities and leave a lot of space for our imagination. What you place into such a base for a choker depends only on you. Monika Wojdyła would not be herself if she did not bet on beads. I will show you how to make a choker on the basis of sewing with an odd count peyote stitch. We hope this design will not only help you decide how to finish your choker, but also remind you of an odd count peyote stitch.

There are such moments in the life of a crafter when they lose their head completely at the sight of something new. I was gone when I saw bases for chokers. You can place ribbons, delicate soutache, add a chain to hang it nicely or, as in my case, beads. So if you want to make a choker based on my way, I invite you. By the way, we will repeat how to sew with an odd count Peyote stitch, which is extremely useful in these types of projects.

Supplies

Choker Base

TOHO™ Treasure in two colours

Beading Thread

Scissors

Glue 

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I used this simple chart for mine but feel free to use your own. 

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We take 7 Toho beads (T) and place onto your thread. 

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We form the second row. When adding beads we will skip every second bead from the first row. So we take one T bead. We skip one T bead, passing through the second one from our first row.

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We take one T, skip one bead and stick to the next.

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Once again we take the T, skip one T and go through the next.

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Now what is most difficult in odd peyote. Adding an odd bead. So we take a bead on a thread and go through from the top into the last, odd bead from our first row. We draw them so that the beads arrange nicely one next to the other.

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Our needlework should look like this. Now we will go through the beads marked with "x". We will pass through them from above.

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We have to go back up, so we go through the bead next to the one from which the thread comes out. We go up at an angle. So in total we go through 3 beads this time.

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We go through from the top to the bead next to the one from which the thread comes out.

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We now create a new row. We take one T bead and go through the first sticking out bead from the needlework.

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Following the pattern, we now get one pink T and go through the next protruding bead.

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Now we take in a dark bead and fill in another gap. In the picture I showed which gaps we fill with "new" beads.

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New row. We will add beads into the gaps marked "x", going through the beads between them. We choose colours all the time guided by the selected pattern.

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Adding the last, odd bead we do as before.

Take the bead on the thread and go through the bead next to it, passing diagonally down through the two marked "x" in the picture.

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And we have to get back up. To this end, we stick to the bead next to the one from which the needle comes out. Diagonally, we go through two beads.

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We go through from the top into the last added bead and we will create another row.

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We fill the gaps with beads, going through the protruding beads. We follow the pattern.

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And another row.

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We add odd numbers as before.

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We sew until we get the length of the choker. Do not make the strip too long. We leave about 2-3mm clear on each side. We slightly open the choker's "feet" so that our peyote strap fits under them. I did it with my fingers so as not to scratch it. We prepare the glue. NOT FAST DRYING! It is important that it is transparent.

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Oh yes. We still have the long threads to cut. I pass the thread through the beads gently, diagonally as far as I want. On both sides and then cut the thread. 

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We must gently glue our beads to the base. For this purpose, we lightly grease the ends of our peyote strip with glue (about 5mm on each side). We also add glue to the base very gently. I applied glue lengthwise in the middle at intervals of 2 cm. Do not add too much glue so that it comes out between the beads.

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Gently push the strap into the clamp. We press the bead strap lightly onto the entire choker base and now put the other side into the clamp. We smooth it so that it is even and wait for it to dry.

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Our choker is ready!

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We hope you like it! The choker base on Monika looks very elegant. Maybe you will be tempted by a bolder version? Why don't you add a chain? Good luck!

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And here are a few very simple, matching choker designs:

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