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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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