Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another Peyote Tube

This peyote tube uses the same pattern as the first one except that I used different sizes of crystals.



These top drilled bicones have always looked interesting to me, but I've not found a good use for them. Here, they make the tube quite stiff, so there was no need for extra reinforcement.

Gwen used these beads in her version of Cindy's Sakura Charm. They look fantastic.

For sale in Gwen's Etsy shop:
http://www.gwenbeads.etsy.com
I'm definitely going to have to give that a try. Time to order bicones; Fire Mountain Gems seems to have them on sale!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hitching a ride on the peyote band wagon

Here is my fourth or maybe my fifth attempt to make something using peyote stitch. It is stable, not to squishy and easy to make. I made fairly fancy ends (you can't see them from this angle) in an attempt to make it sturdy, and in the process figured out a better way to make it stable without the end structure. So on my next go, I'm going to forgo the end structure, and hope for a fuss-free non-squishy tube. In the meantime, I get to wear this one!