Peyote Stitch Alphabet
This is a really useful resource if you are designing your own work. I created the peyote stitch alphabet several years ago and have used it as a reference every time I want to add lettering into my beadwork. Those of you who already have my Beaded Christmas books will recognise this resource from there, but I felt it should be freely available as it is just so useful!
I have used letters in a lot of beadwork projects – everything from the Bead Graffiti project to the labels on the little parcels in my Beaded Christmas Table book. I used a whole range of letters when I made my two little beaded books. For the first few projects I just designed the actual words that I would need to use, but as I found myself ‘writing’ with beads more and more, I decided it would be a great idea to actually document my Peyote stitch alphabet, so here it is!
When you are using the letters, remember to allow space around them and if you are working on more than one line of lettering, you will need to calculate how many rows to leave above and below each line of letters. I find that sometimes I need to work only in small letters if the project I am making has some kind of size restriction. This peyote stitch alphabet has been designed so that all the letters are of the equivalent size and will look as though they belong together. However, you can make alterations so you design slightly shorter letters if you need to. The most effective way to use this will be to take another piece of peyote pattern paper (there is 3/4 sheet of blank graph paper included in this pattern which you can photocopy to use) and transfer the letters that you will need in order so you can plan your pattern properly, rather than trying to work letter by letter as you stitch.