Peyote Bracelet

Peyote Bracelet is a beautiful offset pattern of woven beads. Peyote stitch, also known as Gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row. Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat round shape, or as a tube.

Tubular peyote is used to make pouches or to decorate objects such as bottles or fan handles.Many cultures around the world have used peyote stitch in their beadwork. Examples of peyote stitch have been found in artifacts from Ancient Egypt, and the stitch has also been used in historic and contemporary Native American beadwork.

The name “peyote stitch” derives from the use of this stitch to decorate objects used in peyote ceremonies by members of the Native American Church. The name “gourd stitch” similarly derives from the use of the stitch in decorating gourd containers. Source: Wikipedia


1 6″ tube or hank 8/0 seedbeads – up to 3 colors
1 button for closure

Tools Required

1 Spool Silimide or Nymo thread
1 Thread Heaven (recommended for Nymo)
1 pair of thread scissors
1 4-pack English Beading Needles #10
1 velvet pad
1 to 3 triangles (optional but helpful)
1 Thread Burner (optional)


Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $45 (materials and tools not included)