I wish I could tell you where the idea for this week’s bracelet came from, but I can’t remember exactly how it gelled. I was thinking of designs for an upcoming theme, and somewhere along the way I decided it would be really fun to sew a whole bunch of small peyote tubes together.
I wanted an organic look for this piece, so I started with some amber colored seed beads. For a subtle dash of color, I paired them with smoky amethyst, which goes really nicely with the brown and doesn’t overpower the design.
The bracelet I saw in my mind’s eye had jagged, zig-zagging edges, so I made tubes in three different lengths. To save time on what would already be a lengthy creation, I capped the tubes with a 6/o bead, instead of my usual picot clusters. Once I had enough tubes, I stitched them altogether with two rows of 6/0 bead spacers.
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