Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 3

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

You will add the button first, then the loop. To attach the button, weave back through the previous rows until the needle is exiting the ninth bead from the edge, four beads from the end

Step 2

With the thread coming out of the bead specified in step 1, string one size 11 seed bead and come up through one hole in the button. The seed bead will sit underneath the button, lifting it slightly from the base beadwork and providing an area for the loop to wrap around.

Step 3

String three size 11 seed bead and pass the needle down into the second hole on the button.

Step 4

When the needle exits the second hole, headed back toward the peyote stitch base, string one size 11 seed bead.

Step 5

Pass back through the sixth bead from the end of the tenth row. Pull the thread tight, so the seed beads and button sit on top of the peyote stitch base.

Step 6

Pass the needle back through the adjacent seed bead in the base (bead 5 in row 10), turning around and heading toward the middle of the strip of beadwork.

Step 7

Pass back through the seed bead under the button, through the second buttonhole, through the seed bead on top of the button, and back through the seed bead under the first buttonhole.

Step 8

Pass back through bead four of the ninth row.

Step 9

Pass through the fifth bead of the ninth row, heading away from the center.

Step 10

Pass back through the seed bead under the button, through the first buttonhole, through the seed bead on top of the button, and back through the seed bead under the second buttonhole. Three passes through the beadwork should securely hold the button in place.

Step 11

Weave the thread into the beadwork and trim off any excess thread to finish. Once the button is in place, you will create the loop to close the bracelet

Option:

You can also use a shank button by passing the thread through the shank of the button and through the next bead over (the 10th from the side and third from the end).

Step 12

To add the clasp loop, use the working tail thread left at the beginning. Turn around on the edge and pass the needle through the beads on the end until the needle exits the eighth bead from the side.

Step 13

String about 29 seed beads. Pass the needle through the fourth “up” bead on the end of the strap, heading back toward the opposite side of the loop. Before continuing to stitch, hold the thread secure and make sure that the button slides through it easily, if the loop is too tight add more beads.

Step 14

Once the right loop size is achieved, stitch back through the loop beads a second time.

Step 15

Pass back through the loop a third time to strengthen and reinforce it.

Step 16

Weave the thread back through the previous row, working back across the bracelet. Trim off the thread tail close to the work.

Step 17

Trim off the thread tail close to the work.

Step 18

Congratulations, you have added a basic button and loop clasp to a peyote stitch bracelet!

         

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