Belt Buckle with Delica® Seed Beads

STEP 1
Cut a 3-foot length of FireLine® thread. Thread on a beading needle.
STEP 2
Add a stop bead onto the end of the thread, leaving a tail approximately 6 inches long.
STEP 3
Starting from the center of the pattern, begin beading odd-count peyote stitch using your desired pattern or design until the width from the top inside edge to the bottom inside edge is complete.

Tip: View our ''How to Create an Even and Odd Count Peyote Stitch'' How-To Video and Illustrated Instructions for more information.

Continue beading one half of the design in odd-count peyote, decreasing the rows as needed until the first half is complete. Place the beading in the belt buckle to ensure it fits. When finished, pass the needle through a few adjacent seed beads then cut excess thread.

Note: You may need to cut additional lengths of thread to continue beading. If you have 6 inches or less of thread remaining, weave the needle through adjacent seed beads until secure then trim excess thread. Cut a new length of thread then attach the needle. Weave the needle through adjacent seed beads, exiting the bead where you left off then continue beading.
STEP 4
Cut a new length of thread and add a beading needle. Pass the needle through a few adjacent seed beads on and near the starting row, exiting the bead on the end of the row. Bead the second half of the pattern.
STEP 5
Use Pebeo porcelain paint to paint the inside edge of the belt buckle, matching the color of the outer seed beads. Set aside to dry.
STEP 6
Mix Devcon® 5-Minute® Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions. Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the inside of the belt buckle.

Press the seed beaded design into the epoxy then set aside to cure.

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