Peyote Beading Odd Count

Peyote beading odd count is easiest when worked in a tubular format, a little more difficult when worked in flat form.  Not difficult, mind you, just a little more thought is needed.

Now that we’ve done an overview of peyote beading stitches, let’s take a few minutes to talk about odd county tubular and flat peyote before moving on to the video project.

Why Odd Count?

So here’s a question — if even count flat peyote is easier to work than odd count flat, why do odd flat at all?

The answer is because some patterns work best with odd count.  And for them, what’s needed is a little extra care when starting every other row.  In fact, if you get to where you do a lot of odd-count, the extra turns will become automatic.

Odd count tubular peyote is a dream to work, as it’s completely a spiral; no step-up is needed after each row.  Of course with no step up to mark your row beginnings, you’ll have to pay a little more attention as to the row you’re on.

Peyote Beading Odd Count Video

I don’t know about you, but I usually find it easier to watch someone do a new beading stitch before I try it myself.   With that in mind, here’s a video showing an odd-count peyote project.

Karla is really good at not only describing what you need to do, but also in showing you where your needle and thread need to be in relation to the beads.

The video is in two parts, so it will give you a good idea of what’s needed for a peyote beading odd count project.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!  Here’s part 1:

And here’s the rest of the project:

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