Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 2

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Use round beads and size 11 seed beads to create a two-loop closure for your flat peyote piece.
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Step 1

Once you have completed your flat peyote weave piece, stitch through the last rows until the needle is coming out of the second “up” bead from the edge of the strap.

Step 2

String five size 11 seed beads, one 6mm bead and one more size 11 seed bead.

Step 3

Pass back through the 6mm bead and five size 11 seed beads.

Step 4

Pass through the third “up” bead from the edge of the strap and pull the thread tight.

Step 5

Weave down through the beadwork and back toward the nearest edge of the strap.

Step 6

Reinforce the clasp by passing through the seed beads and 6mm bead a second time.

Step 7

Repeat steps 5-6, reinforcing the thread path one more time to ensure the clasp is strong and secure.

Step 8

Stitch through the beadwork toward the far side of the bracelet until the needle exits the third "up" bead from the edge.

Step 9

String five size 11 seed beads, one 6mm bead and one more size 11 seed bead.

Step 10

Pass through the second “up” bead from the edge of the strap and pull the thread tight.

Step 11

Weave through the beadwork and back toward the center of the strap, then turn back through the third “up” bead.

Step 12

Reinforce the clasp by passing through the seed beads and 6mm bead a second time.

Step 13

Repeat steps 11-12, reinforcing the thread path one more time to ensure the clasp is strong and secure.

Step 14

Weave the thread into the beadwork to secure.

Step 15

Trim the thread close to the beadwork. You have completed the bead half of the clasp.

Step 16

Begin the other half of the clasp using the tail thread or, if needed, add a new thread to begin making the loops.

Step 17

Weave the thread through the beadwork until it exits the second “up” bead from the edge of the strap.

Step 18

String 19 size 11 seed beads onto the thread. This number may vary depending on the size of bead used for the other portion of the clasp.

Step 19

Pass back through the last four beads, creating a 15-bead loop. Check the loop by sliding it over the bead portion of the clasp. If necessary, pull the thread back through the last four beads to add or remove beads so the loop fits snugly, but not too tight.

Step 20

Pass through the third “up” bead from the edge of the strap and pull the thread tight.

Step 21

Weave through the beadwork and back toward the edge of the strap, then turn back and go through the second “up” bead.

Step 22

Reinforce the clasp by passing through the seed beads and 6mm bead a second time.

Step 23

Repeat steps 21-22, reinforcing the thread path one more time to ensure the clasp is strong and secure.

Step 24

Weave through the beadwork toward the opposite side of the strap until the needle exits the third “up” bead from the edge.

Step 25

String 19 size 11 seed beads onto the thread.

Step 26

Pass back through the last four beads, creating a 15-bead loop.

Step 27

Weave through the beadwork and back toward the edge of the strap, then turn back and go through the third “up” bead.

Step 28

Reinforce the clasp by passing through the seed beads and 6mm bead a second time.

Step 29

Repeat steps 27-28, reinforcing the thread path one more time to ensure the clasp is strong and secure.

Step 30

Weave the thread into the beadwork to secure.

Step 31

Trim the thread close to the beadwork. You have completed the bead half of the clasp.

Step 32

Congratulations, you have successfully added a bead and loop clasp to a peyote stitch bracelet!

       

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