Have you got odd beads left over? Or are you looking to perfect your circular Peyote skills? I designed this hexagon patchwork bracelet with both of these ideas in mind. It has proved to be a popular and useful teaching tool. You can make the bracelet as big and bold as you like. Each bracelet will be unique. I will be showing you how to create some different variations.
About the Hexagon Patchwork Bracelet
This hexagon patchwork bracelet pattern is a great way to really learn circular Peyote with the hexagon increase pattern. It will also teach you two different methods of joining Peyote beadwork. You can use this project to finish up bead oddments and have some fun playing with colour.
The hexagon patchwork bracelet pattern is suitable for beginners and upwards. The bracelet requires a total of about 40g of size 8 beads and 20g of size 11 beads, both in a variety of colours. The design can be adapted to suit your style (some different ideas are included) and it can be sized to fit any wrist. The bracelet is fastened with a beaded button clasp, so no findings are needed. This is a great chance to express your own style and creativity.
A Note on Materials
Ordinarily, I would say that Delicas are the best option if you want to create hexagons in Peyote stitch. However, I chose to use ordinary seed beads and rocailles for my bracelet. I was trying to use up some odd beads and I thought these would give a more organic effect.
Usually I caution you to keep to the same brand of bead throughout a project, but this time I am going to suggest you get creative. Although the hexagon patchwork bracelet does require you to join individual hexagons, you will find you can get away with mixing different beads for this.
So, this is the perfect project if you have lots of odd beads that you want to use. If you are still learning how to work in circular Peyote, then you might find the Delica option (either size 10 or size 11) easier to work with. However, my beginners have been doing this quite happily with their ordinary seed beads too!
As I explained, I chose to create a clever button clasp, but if you want to use a shop-bought clasp, you certainly can. Use your favourite beading thread for this project and have some fun!