Twisted tubular peyote stitch is also very similar to Cellini stitch, which is simply an even count variation.
Materials and Tools
At least three sizes of seed beads
in different colors
70 inch strands of C-Lon cord
Accent beads for knotted strands
Bar clasp with chain and lobster claw
G-S Hypo Tube cement
1. I used size 6/0, 8/0, and 11/0 seed beads to construct my beginning circle. I started with several colors of 6/0s, 2 beads of each, several colors of 8/0s, also 2 beads of each, and almost twice as many 11/0s, all in one color. Make sure that your beginning circle has an odd number of beads total. Tie the circle together and go around it again, exiting through the first size 6/0.
2. As you work your way around the circle, you will be doing tubular peyote stitch, adding the same size and color bead as the one you just exited. Your last 11/0 will be a step-up. I made my beaded bead 5 inches long.
3. To finish off each end of your beaded bead, use 11/0s and decrease the rows until you have just a narrow opening to string through.
4. Cut cord strands to 70 inches, and use a long piece of scrap wire to thread them through the beaded bead. Construct the necklace strands the same way as Breezy.
5. Knot the strands to the bar clasp; glue the knots and clip close when they’re dry.
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