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May 2009 Beaded Peyote Penguin Earrings Project.

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded tutorials and other project. This month's project is a beaded peyote penguin earrings, made with Japanese glass seed beads using odd count peyote Beading technique.

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded Peyote Penguin Pattern :

What you need:

1)   Glass seed beads, size 11/0 (gold, white, black)
2)   Beading string (0.25mm)
3)   Two jump rings and two earring hooks.

You would need to know how to do odd count, even count, increasing and decreasing of the peyote stitch to make this earring.

For those who has vast experience with peyote stitch just scroll straight to the bottom to see the full pattern.

Always Remember to pull tight on EVERY STEP.

Step 1: Cut a piece of beading string around one meter long.
  • Add on the middle of the string, eight black, one gold and eight black beads on the string.

    This will form the two middle rows of the penguin's body (wing part).

    Remember right string should be slightly longer than the left.
Step 2:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black bead on the string (right) and pass the string back through one old bead marked 15 on the previous step. 
    Repeat this with the other side of the string (left), add one bead, pass the string back through one old bead from step 1 marked 3.
Step 3:
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    Right string: pass the string back through the bead you just added on step 2. Add one new bead and pass the string back through two old beads from step 1 (17 and 16)
    Left string: pass the string back through the bead you just added on step 2. Add one new bead and pass the string back through five beads from step 1 (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
Step 4:
  • Continue to: Working on the right string only.

    Add three black, one white and three black beads on this peyote row.
Step 5:
  • Continue to:

    still working with the same string, add three black, two white and three black beads on this peyote row.
Step 6:
  • Continue to:

    Add three black, one white and three black beads on this peyote row.
Step 7:
  • Continue to:

    Add two black, two white and two black beads on this peyote row.
    Remember to pass the string back through the piece and exits from the new bead added on this step marked 5.
    This and the next step requires you to be familiar with the decreasing of peyote stitch. See tutorial on how to decrease peyote.
Step 8:
  • Continue to:

    Add three white beads on this peyote row.
Step 9:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, two white and one black beads on this peyote row.
    The continual to the next step requires you to be familiar with increasing of peyote stitch.
    See tutorial on how to increase peyote.
Step 10:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, three white and one black bead on this peyote row.
Step 11:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, two white and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 12:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, three white and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 13:
  • Continue to:

    Add four white beads on this odd count peyote row.
  • Repeat step 12 and 13 one more time.
Step 14:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, two white and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 15:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, one gold, one white, one gold and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 16:
  • Continue to:

    Add one black, two white and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 17:
  • Continue to:

    Add five gold beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 18:
  • Continue to:

    Add four gold beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 19:
  • Continue to:

    Add one gold (remember to skip one bead space) and one last gold bead.

    Pass the excess string back up through the piece in zigzag manner for a tighter and more secure piece.
Step 20:
  • Start working on the left string from step 3:

    Add one black, two white and one black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 21:
  • Continue to:

    Add one white, one gold and one white beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 22:
  • Continue to:

    Add four black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 23:
  • Continue to:

    Add three white beads on this odd count peyote row.
  • Repeat step 20 once.
    Follow by repeating the top of this step 23 once.
    Follow by repeating step 20 one more time.
Step 24:
  • Continue to:

    Add three black beads on this odd count peyote row.
Step 25:
  • Continue to:

    Add two black beads the normal peyote way and three more black beads to form a bead loop for the jump ring and earring loop to go through.

    Do the same stringing backwards thing that you did for the other string before cutting away excess.
  • Make one as a pendant or two as a pair of earrings.

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