Winter Blues Freeform Peyote Bracelet PDF Tutorial

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If you've ever wanted to try your hand at freeform beading, but weren't sure where to start, this tutorial was designed for you, including ten pages of detailed, book-style design notes and photographs highlighting my instruction process.

My goal with this freeform peyote bracelet and tutorial was to marry the stone focal to my beadweaving without either taking over the other. I wanted the entire piece to feel organic. Since the focal was actually a bead (with a thread hole) rather than a cabochon, it gave me more flexibility in my setting and I wanted to take full advantage of that. The color palette, a blend of deep blues, cream, sienna and burnished greys, came from the stone itself.

The cuff's full title is 'Chase the Winter Blues Away', shortened to Winter Blues.

This listing is for a PDF version of the design notes to make a freeform peyote bracelet similar to my Winter Blues cuff shown in the photos above.

This bracelet is also featured in my book Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading
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ebook (Volume3/Chapter 4):

Average review
Great instructions and photos to inspire freeform !!
Sep 8, 2015 by Betsy Waterson
Very good photographs showing steps in the process of making a free form beaded bracelet.
Aug 11, 2015 by susan boucher
A very well written pattern for a topic that is not easy to describe. Exceptionally good use of photos to illustrate each step. Thanks!
Mar 18, 2014 by tplgmgmm
Perfect!!! Thank you so much!!
Sep 26, 2013 by Cheryl Curran

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