Geometric cuff bracelet pattern using peyote stitch and size 8 beads; red, grey, black; Native American inspired

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Create a fast and fun cuff bracelet using size 8/0 seed beads using either peyote or brick stitch. This cuff works up quickly so it can be worn the same day or makes a great last minute gift.

The inspiration for this pattern is a love of Native American beadwork and finding these beautiful dark red Picasso beads. I like red with black and grey; the matte silver lined grey beads provide a perfect contrast. You can see several pictures of the finished bracelet in the listing. The pattern size is 6.09 inches long and 0.94 inches wide. You can adapt the size with your clasp or by adding or deleting several rows.

Included with the 5-page PDF file is a realistic pattern picture, a list of the beads used and how many of each are needed, a bead graph, and written row-by-row instructions for using brick stitch (the peyote stitch is easily followed from the picture and/or diagram). On the last 2 pages are larger vertical copies of the pattern picture; one with and one without the bead legend that you can print and use as your go-by if, like me, you hate following written instructions.

Please note that this is NOT a tutorial and assumes basic knowledge of peyote/brick stitch.
There are many sites on the internet you can check for a refresher if needed (check your favorite bead supply store website).

The attached picture of a finished piece demonstrates one way you can attach a clasp. Although I generally like a slide clasp (you can see how these are used in my other cuff patterns), for this bracelet I’ve used a simple button and loop closure with the loop constructed of the same 8.0 grey beads used in the cuff (reinforced three or four times with the thread).

I’ve included the number/name of the beads used when designing the piece (8/0 Miyuki Round Rocailles), but I used similar colors in several brands. Use whatever colors and make of beads you would like. The only caveat is that different manufacturers of beads produce slightly different sizes (within each size category) so the finished piece may be larger/smaller than the measurements given, requiring a little adaptation. Also, some manufacturers produce beads with varying sizes/quality requiring significant initial culling. Just use beads that are approximately the same size when making these cuffs.

Feel free to sell what you create from my patterns, but please do not sell the pattern or make copies for others as these are original designs. If you sell the pieces, I would appreciate if you would note the design source with a link. I’d also love to see a picture of your finished piece!

If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern, please convo me on my Etsy site:

Thank you and enjoy!!!

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Pattern has word and chart; thorough
Sep 29, 2016 by Kathleen Earles

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