Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Twisted tubular peyote - the Indespiral by Aleta Ford Baker

There's a great set of directions in this October issue of Bead and Button for tubular peyote with a twist which allows it to remain rigid without any armature. The article is by Aleta Ford Baker. I tried a small segment, shown above, just to see if it truly would turn out rigid.

It does!

The directions are easy to follow, and mostly consist of alternating two different row patterns. Now that I've got the hang of it, I'll probably take this piece apart and redo it to correct for tension errors. This basic tube took me all of 20 minutes to feel really comfortable with it. An investment well worth it, I'd say :-)

Update 2014: Here is where you can purchase instructions for the Indespiral stitch directly from Aleta


CJ said...

You've inspired me... I'm going to have to dig out my beads again. This technique looks like too much fun!

Carrie, The Jewelry Maven

Cyndi L said...

It *is* a lot of fun, Carrie! And really easy once you get the hang of it ~ with only two alternating patterns to stitch, once you get a few rounds done, it works up quickly :-)


Shirley said...

Hey Cyndi, I recently saw a bracelet on sale in Etsy. The artist referenced that it was the twisted tubular peyote made by Aleta Ford Baker from Bead and button. However, when I went to the website, it is not a pattern that is sold thru them. Would you have a way of contacting her, or could you forward instructions on it? Thanks so much, Shirley Moore

Shirley said...

Thanks Cyndi! I have done spiral peyote and absolutely love it. That's why the twisted spiral caught my eye. Can't figure out the pattern though. I did leave a comment for Aleta, so hopefully she will answer back. Thanks again, Shirley

Shirley said...

The instructions are also in this month's issue of Beadwork. The cover item is a lovely example of the twisted peyote. Have fun! Shirley

aleta said...
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Cyndi L said...

Thank you for the update, Aleta!

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