Peyote Earrings

I recently discovered a beading technique called peyote, an off-loom bead weaving stitch. It’s actually the free-form version which caught my eye, but thought I had better start somewhere a little easier! I found some wonderful free instructions by Jill Wiseman (link below) and created these beauties for my mum’s 70th birthday:

Peyote Earrings

The first of each earring design was complicated at first, but by the second of each pair it became much easier. Unfortunately, as lovely as the twisted earrings are, my choice of beads made them a bit too large (quite the statement!), so I will be making a third “earring” and turn them into a necklace.

Free PDF patterns by Jill Wiseman