Peyote-Stitch Alphabet Pattern

We here at Olivia Waite love to make beaded jewelry, and lately we’ve started expanding our knowledge of that most useful beadweaving technique: peyote stitch.

Luckily, the good people over at Fusion Beads have just posted a few new peyote patterns, so I don’t have to whip out the graph paper and laboriously color in all those boxes myself. And one of these patterns is particularly relevant to my interests:

Graph of white beads, in which black beads form the letters of a serif font.

A whole alphabet, and punctuation! A serif font, no less! Oh, the things I could make!

  • My name.
  • Curse words, curse words, curse words!
  • A red, white, and blue choker with the words: “You are all weirdos.” I shall call it the Sam Eagle.
  • Pi to however many places.
  • E = mC2
  • 2 + 2 = 5
  • If embiggened, and embellished with myriad colors, I could do some pretty sweet illuminated capitals.

The only question is: which one to do first?

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4 thoughts on “Peyote-Stitch Alphabet Pattern

  1. Just to let you know, you don’t have to use graph paper to make peyote patterns. recently made a program you can use online to make, save, and print patterns. You can even put a picture behind it to sort of “trace.” It’s pretty neat.

    I found this page while searching for an alphabet to use on it, actually… so thank you.

  2. A pleasure, Brittany! A friend just learned about the Kandipatterns software, and we are both pretty excited about it. 🙂

  3. If you click on the image, it will take you through to a larger version of the project. Enjoy!

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