Peyote stitch flower pattern to make a pendant or brooch. This peyote stitch flower pattern has been designed by Katie Dean. It is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their basic peyote stitch skills. The project requires a 14mm Rivoli and a selection of size 11 Delicas, plus a few size 15 seed beads. You can complete this peyote stitch flower pattern in a little over two hours – allow more time if you are a less experienced beader.
I designed this Peyote stitch flower as a decoration for my brother’s wedding cake. He and his fiancée wanted some personal touches to their day, so asked if I would make something to add to their cake. After liaising with the lady making the cake, we decided that a flower a little over an inch in diameter would be the perfect idea. It was used to create a focal point on the ribbon around the top tier of the cake. I made my original flower in royal blue and white to match the colour scheme for the day. Happily, my brother and his fiancée were very pleased with my efforts and I liked the project so much that I decided to write up my peyote stitch flower pattern. As you can see from the photo, I have since made it in different colour schemes. This is certainly a project that lends itself to any colour scheme you choose. My original royal blue and white version used a strongly contrasting colour scheme, whilst I have since experimented with peyote stitch flower patterns in more analogous colourings.
The instructions for this peyote stitch flower pattern will take you through step-by-step. Each step is accompanied with either a diagram or detailed photo to guide you through the techniques. You will begin with a very basic Right Angle Weave, but the majority of the project is made in peyote stitch. Each petal is made using the same technique, so this is a great project for practising and reinforcing your skills. The pattern also advises you how to turn your flower into a brooch or pendant.