This Peyote stitch Poinsettia beading tutorial is simple to follow and shows you how to make cute little festive flowers. Each flower measures about 1″ across. I’ll tell you more about how you can use them in a moment. First, let’s look at the materials and techniques you will be using.
These little flowers work best with cylinder beads. I used size 11 Delicas to make flowers that are about 1″ (2.5cm) across the diameter. However, if you wanted to make larger flowers, you could easily do this by using the slightly larger size 10 Delicas.
You will need red, yellow and green beads. Because, although I have referred to ‘flowers’, each of these includes the red petals and green leaves of your Poinsettia.
You also need your favourite beading thread. If you are using a coloured thread, it’s a good idea to work with three colours so you can match your thread to your beads for each element of the flower. I chose to keep things simpler and just work with crystal Fireline. That blends well with all the bead colours.
Experience and Techniques
You are going to be working in two simple variations of Peyote stitch. These are:
- Tubular Peyote (follow this link for a free tutorial if you need it)
- Diamond Peyote
Both these variations are easy to learn. If you have some experience, you may already know them. But, as a beginner, it is possible to learn. I would advise using bigger beads to make practice flowers to get used to the techniques as you learn.
This beading tutorial gives you detailed written instructions and diagrams to follow. So, you should be able to master the techniques at any level. It takes just over an hour to make each flower.
What can you do with your Peyote stitch Poinsettia Flowers?
I made my flowers to create one of the little Flower Pot beaded box projects in this online beading class. So, you can look into that class if you would like to investigate that project (I have included a photo in the gallery to give you some inspiration).
You can also use these little flowers to create jewellery. Or why not add them as decoration around a bauble? I’m sure you can think of other festive projects that would benefit from a little Poinsettia decoration too!