How to make a ring using TOHO beads - The Odd Count Peyote Stitch step by step
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Designed by: Edyta Rogowska
In this tutorial Edyta Rogowska will show you how to make a ring using TOHO beads and the Odd Count Peyote Stitch. This outstanding, openwork ring looks really pretty and, and with a great colour pallet, even the simple rings can be special and unique.
Today I will show you how to make an openwork ring with step by step instructions. To place the pattern in the middle of the ring we need to stitch with the Odd Count Peyote.
I used the tiny 15/0 beads so I adjusted the number of rows to the size of the beads. If you want to use bigger beads, you need to make less rows.
- 15/0 TOHO beads in Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue and Opaque-Pastel-Frosted / Apricot
- Jewellery thread – One-G in a matching colour
- Jewellery needle – a thin one, so that it can pass through the tiny 15/0 beads with ease – size 12 John James
- Sharp scissors will be useful
Prepare about 80-100 cm length of thread. String 9 beads in a sequence: 1 x Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue, 7 x Opaque-Pastel-Frosted / Apricot and 1 x Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue. Slide them down leaving about a 10cm long tail which will be used to close up our work, so that it won’t unweave.
Make the following rows. String 1 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue bead (a brown one) and pass through the 1st light bead (Opaque-Pastel-Frosted / Apricot) just behind the brown one.
Continue with the Peyote Stitch – add 1 light bead between the beads of the previous row. Pass the needle through every other bead.
Since this is the Odd Count Peyote Stitch we need to remember that when adding the last bead (the brown one) we need to go back to place it and to step up to a new row.
The thread comes out of the last light bead. Pick up 1 Montana Blue bead. Pass back through the brown bead of the previous row, as shown in the picture.
Pass the needle (with no beads) through two light beads of the previous row.
Pass the needle up through the next Apricot bead and pass the needle through the beads diagonally, so that the thread comes out of the brown bead of the 1st row, as shown in the picture.
Pass the needle through the brown bead of the new row – now we make the next row.
Add one bead between the beads jutting out from the previous row, as shown in the pictures. I turn my work, so that the bead the threads exits from is at the bottom.
Step up to the next row as it’s done in the Even Count Peyote Stitch and, according to the pattern, add: 1 x Montana Blue; 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot; 1 x Montana Blue; 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot.
To add the last Montana Blue bead in the row we need to go back passing through the beads, as shown in the pictures.
Add another row according to the pattern. Between the jetting out beads add: 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot; 2 x Montana Blue; 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot.
In the next row (the even one) add 2 x Montana Blue, according to the pattern.
Pass the needle through two brown beads.
Add 1 x Montana Blue.
While finishing the odd row, go back through the beads, as shown in the pictures.
Add 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot in the next row and pass through two Montana Blue beads.
Add 1 Montana Blue bead and pass through a Montana Blue bead above the one the thread exits from – as you want to go back.
Go back through the beads, as shown in the picture.
Pass the needle through two Montana Blue beads, as shown in the picture.
Add 1 Montana Blue bead and pass the needle through the bead you exited and through the next Montana Blue bead.
Add 1 Pastel-Frosted / Apricot bead.
Begin the next row with adding 1 Montana Blue bead.
According to the pattern, add 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot; 1 x Montana Blue and 1 x Pastel-Frosted / Apricot.
Add the last Montana Blue bead and go back through the beads, as shown in the picture.
Add 1 Pastel-Frosted / Apricot bead between the jetting out beads of the previous row.
Continue adding the following rows according to the pattern. Repeat the steps 2 to 9 until you have made 8 openwork rhombus. As you finish, your work should look like this.
Both endings together look like a zipper. Pass the needle through the jetting out beads alternately to close up the ring.
Since this is the Odd Count Peyote Stitch, both threads come out of the same bead. To connect the beads and finish the work we need to go back, so the thread comes out of the next bead, as shown in the pictures.
Tie a double knot.
Don’t cut the threads near the knot – it may unweave. Secure the threads and trim.
What do you think about the beaded ring? Would you like to make your very own one? We’re waiting for your comments on our Facebook group.
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