Decreasing Even-Count Peyote Stitch8C3M
Goal: To taper the ends of a woven peyote strip to one-bead wide so you can add a single-strand clasp.
Start Your Peyote Stitch Pattern
Cut a three yard length of Nymo®. Add your needle to the end first off the spool. Apply thread conditioner if you'd like. Add a stop bead to the end, leaving an 18-inch tail which will be used to attach the bracelet to the clasp later. Do not use this bead when working your pattern.
Thread on six size 8/0 seed beads; bring them down to the stop bead. Begin the peyote stitch.
Decreasing Your Peyote Stitch
With your needle facing the other direction, pass the needle through the last bead strung in the next to last row, then through the last bead strung in the last row. Pick up a new bead and pass the needle through the next 'popped up' bead in the row. Continue across the row.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you've decreased as far as you'd like or as your project instructions indicate.
To end, weave your thread into the beadwork until the thread is secure. Trim any excess thread.