Thursday, 11 October 2012

Peyote stitch stars

Well hello, hello, and happy Thursday to you all.  Today I've got some really crap photos to show you.  I do apologise, I tried SO hard to take good photos, but my camera just hated these necklaces.

Last Saturday me and my lovely mum went to yet another craft class at the Bead Shop in Nottingham.  This class was peyote stitch stars.  The tutor was Steph, we've had her for several classes and not only is she lovely and talented, she's also infinitely patient!


We learnt to make these pretty necklaces, using peyote stitch to make stars.  I picked it up pretty quickly and steamed ahead.  I used size 9 beads to make stars about an inch tall, but Steph had examples of smaller size 10 beads used to make smaller stars.


I bought some of each, so expect to see more of these!  They were really quick to whip up, I made two in the 3-hour class, but also did a fair amount of gossiping.  I altered the colours for this blue / black / grey version, changing the outer colour earlier than in the green necklace above. 


I managed to get a half-decent close up of this one, close up of seed-beads are hard as they're shiny and tiny, especially living in dark and dull England.  I couldn't get a decent close up of the green ones at all, you'll have to use your imagination!
 
I love beadweaving, but I very rarely do it, I don't know why as it's very relaxing... maybe I should get on that tonight?
 
 

10 comments:

Stitched Together said...

Very pretty. I've not seen stars made before, I shall have to look that one up. I do love it when someone shows me a new technique so I now it exists and go and find out how to do it!

Celtic Thistle said...

Nice! Would make great Christmas presents. You will soon be on the staff at the Bead Shop :)

Anna said...

Lovely !
Hug
Anna

Alison said...

These are gorgeous, off to look see if there is a you tube tutorial on how to do it:)

Alison
x

Sandra :) said...

Oh I am LOVING those stars, girlfriend!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Lovely looking necklaces and the pictures don't look too bad at all at my end. They must be delight to wear :)

JoJo said...

That's peyote? It's incredible! I've only ever done the round kind around beads or other round objects. Have you ever tried to make Huichol earrings? I've been shown and I have the instructions but alas, the skill escapes me.

Robyn said...

Very dainty and pretty!

Chrissie said...

Love your necklaces. Wouldn't the stars also make lovely embellishments for special Christmas pressies or even a garland.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Cute little beaded star flowers! Love those :)