If the beads at the end of the odd numbered rows aren't woven in correctly, waves could be part of the end result. Waves could also happen from not keeping the tension even when sewing through the beads. I find that if when I get to the end of a row, turning the piece so that the working thread is at the bottom, and always pulling the thread in an upward direction instead of an outward direction, the thread tension stays very even.
Jewelry Makers Tip: Odd count peyote is great for making certain patterns that must have a distinct center line, or that are decreasing to a single point at the end. However, it is a much more time intensive technique and can be made much easier and faster by converting to even count peyote. This is done by adding one bead to the beginning row of beads. Just remember that even count will not have a center row and will not decrease to a single bead at the end.
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