Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Tree Ornament in Peyote - Free Pattern

This is a pattern for a simple peyote stitch Christmas Tree Ornament pattern. I have also included some very basic peyote instructions. Happy Holidays. When finished add a little gold bow on top to finish it off.
Making Hangers for your Ornament
1. Make it with beads, make a loop with as many beads as you would like,
2. or use a piece of fishing line, making it invisible with mono-filament,
3. or a piece of pretty ribbon. Add ribbon after your snowflake is stiffened.

Finishing
After the ornament is complete, you can stiffen it with SC Johnson Floor Finish (Sc Johnson #11182 27oz Pledge Futureshinehttp://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=beaweapatbysa-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000ARPH4C). It is a great stiffener, it stays clear even on the crystals. Test it first if you use seed beads with dyed colors to make sure the floor finish doesn’t remove the colors.

Pour enough of the finish into a small container that is wide enough for the ornament. Float the ornament into the Future and push it around a bit with your finger. (After I am done with the floor finish, I use a funnel and pour the extra back into the bottle)

Take the ornament out and blot both sides with a paper towel.

Put the ornament on a piece of wax paper, shape and flatten it and let it remain on the wax paper to dry. (If you use plastic-wrap, the beads can stick a bit to the wrap, so it needs to be moved around a bit to prevent this from happening.) If your ornament needs a little extra flattening, use two pieces of wax paper and sandwich your ornament in between; put a book on top of the wax paper for about an hour. Take the book and the top piece of wax paper off the ornament and let dry overnight on the bottom piece of wax paper.





Pick up Row 1 and  2




Row 3 a), add 1 bead and go right to left through the row 2 beads as shown. To do turn and start row 4, continue with working thread up at an angle through the last bead in row 1, last bead in row 2 and the 2nd from last bead in row 3 as shown....


...Continue Row 3 b), at an angle up through the row 1 and row 2 beads, only going through 2 beads as shown in illustration with the needle)...




...Continue Row 3 c), at an angle down through the row 1 bead as shown...



...Continue Row 3 d), at an angle up through the row 3 bead as shown.



Row 4, add 1 bead between all the raised row 3 beads and go right to left through the row 3 beads as shown.




ROW 5, This is the way I like to do odd count peyote. Add Row 5 beads adding 1 bead between all the raised beads in Row 4At the end of odd Row 5, with working thread go through side thread of the previous row (hook it around), continue with working thread left to right through the last bead in row just finished.



Optional, Row 5, add 1 bead between all the raised row 4 beads and go right to left through the row 4 beads as shown.  Do turn and go with working thread in the same manner as you ended and turned in Row 3.



Decrease 1,
At the end of row, with working thread goes around thread on the side of the previous row. (hook it around), Continue with working thread left to right through the last 2 beads in previous row and new row just added.



Decrease 2, At the end of row, with working thread goes around thread in the previous row. (hook it around), Continue with working thread left to right through the last bead in row just finished.



Decrease 3. Add 1 bead between all the raised row 4 beads and go right to left through the row 4 beads as shown.  Do turn and go with working thread in the same manner as you ended and turned in Row 3.



Decrease 4.  Add 1 bead between all the raised row 4 beads and go right to left through the row 4 beads as shown.  Do turn and go with working thread in the same manner as you ended and turned in Row 3.





To end threads, weave through as shown in illustration. Crossing over the threads lock them in place without knotting. Bring in a new thread with a stopper bead, then weave off the new thread after removing the stopper bead in the same manner that was done with the old thread.





To add thread, weave through as shown in illustration. Crossing over the threads lock them in place without knotting. Bring in a new thread with a stopper bead, then weave off the new thread after removing the stopper bead in the same manner that was done with the old thread.


Sandra D. Halpenny © 2007 - 2013 All rights reserved. This pattern may not be copied in any way without the express written permission of the author.


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3 comments:

sootfoot5 said...

How generous of you - you know I love your patterns! I'm wondering if the tree might make nice earrings...one can only try it and find out, right? Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for being YOU!

Kathleen Strom said...

Thank you for the new pattern!

JanS said...

I was wondering about the size also. This is the cutest tree I have found! Thanks so much for sharing! Love your patterns Sandra!

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