Beaded Peyote Triangles: Part II: More Ideas, Patterns, and Stunning Jewelry Inspiration

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One of my most popular hubs to date is my Beaded Peyote Triangle Step by Step Instructions (Flat, Open, and Tubular) hub. I'm glad that this has been helpful for so many beaders! I hope that continues to be true. I also hope that many of you have experimented with those techniques and are itching to do more with them. There are so many fun possibilities for beadwoven triangles. I only scratched the surface in my first hub. I've put together a collection of pieces to inspire you that use the techniques that I outlined in the first hub. Hopefully you'll see some new color combinations, jewelry uses, or other inspiration that will get your creative juices flowing. I've also put together a handful of patterns that take those techniques to a new level. If you still can't find what you're looking for, let me know. I'll be happy to help you in any way that I can. Happy beading!

A few guidelines for patterns:
1) Please note that unless it is otherwise noted in the for pay pattern listings, they are for the PDF patterns ONLY and do not include any supplies such as string or beads.
2) Unless it is specified otherwise, all patterns are appropriate for beginner beadweavers and beyond.
3) Unless it is specified otherwise, all patterns are for personal use. You do not have permission to make items to sell. If you are interested in selling your items, please contact the pattern authors directly to discuss separate contracts.

You can find many of the following examples online by searching "beadwoven triangles" on Etsy.

Example #1: Triangle Earrings in Topaz and Root Beer on Aged Copper Earwires

You can attach your earring or pendant loops at the triangle points or in the middle of the triangle sides.  Also consider different types of wire for your earrings and different stringing options for pendants and necklaces.
You can attach your earring or pendant loops at the triangle points or in the middle of the triangle sides. Also consider different types of wire for your earrings and different stringing options for pendants and necklaces. | Source

Example #2: Twisted Peyote Triangle Necklace

Take your peyote beadweaving to a whole new level with different sizes of beads.  Have fun with different colors and bead finishes.
Take your peyote beadweaving to a whole new level with different sizes of beads. Have fun with different colors and bead finishes. | Source

Example #3: Bronze Simplicity - A Beadwoven Bracelet Twinset OR Choker

All different types of triangles make wonderful bracelet components.
All different types of triangles make wonderful bracelet components. | Source

Example #4: Metis - Triangle Necklace

There is no end to the different ways that you can link or connect your triangles for your jewelry pieces.
There is no end to the different ways that you can link or connect your triangles for your jewelry pieces. | Source

Example #5: Triangle Twister Bracelet

I have been admiring this bracelet for several years.  In case you didn't already think that beaded triangles were really fun, this will change your mind.
I have been admiring this bracelet for several years. In case you didn't already think that beaded triangles were really fun, this will change your mind. | Source

Example #6: Classy Calico Bracelet

This is another fun way to link triangles for a bracelet.  I love the firepolished rounds detail.
This is another fun way to link triangles for a bracelet. I love the firepolished rounds detail. | Source

Example #7: Golden Beadwoven Necklace with Trinity Focal

Triangles are wonderful components to use with other beaded components such as beaded beads for necklaces or bracelets.
Triangles are wonderful components to use with other beaded components such as beaded beads for necklaces or bracelets. | Source

Example #8: Black and Tan Pyramid - Geometric Beadwoven Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain

Get ambitious with your triangle techniques and weave several triangles together to create new shapes.
Get ambitious with your triangle techniques and weave several triangles together to create new shapes. | Source

Example #9: Hot 3x3x3 Anything Goes Peyote Bracelet

This is another creative way to link triangles for a jewelry piece.
This is another creative way to link triangles for a jewelry piece. | Source

Pattern #1: Tiny Triangles (bracelet) and Big Sister (pendant)

This adorable pattern uses a tubular triangle technique to bezel triangle crystals for a bracelet or a pendant. I've included a couple links for triangle crystals.

Pattern #2: Pendant-Earrings - "Trangles"

This pattern links two triangles together that can then be used for a pendant or earrings. It is designed for intermediate beadweavers and beyond. The stitches required for this pattern are odd count peyote, bezeling, flat peyote, and herringbone.

Pattern #3: 3D Peyote Triangle Pendant

For those of you looking to do more with your tubular triangles, this tutorial pairs one of these triangles with a beaded bead and bail, all in the peyote stitch, to create a pendant.

Pattern #4: Two-Sided Peyote Triangle

This pattern gives directions for making a two-sided peyote triangle that has a different pattern on each side. It also comes with blank graphs so you can design your own patterns. The pattern shows a finished triangle as a pendant, but you can use these triangles for other types of jewelry, too.

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Pattern #5: Butterfly Bail Pattern

I give a brief explanation of the beaded bail based on the triangle design in my first hub. This pattern fully explains it and gives a few variations, including different bead detail and patterns. It also includes pictures that show how to use the bails for different shaped donuts. A blank graph is also included with this tutorial for making your own patterns.

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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

beautiful pieces! You are very talented!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks! I made the pieces that I featured in my first peyote triangles hub, but I can't take credit for any of these pieces. There are a LOT of talented beadweaving jewelry artists on Etsy, though!


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

whoa

certainly is a far cry from the peyote stitch I did 30 years ago! they never sold.

but dude, let me dare put a beaded lighter cover or a beaded keychain on the table and pow

gone

they always left my keys however!

thank you for this remembering...my eyes cant see the seed beads anymore much less the string and eye of the needle! but I still embroider and the swiss weaving reminds me of beadwork :)

barbara b


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Beadweaving is still not the most popular jewelry form, but I enjoy it more than any other crafty activity right now.


kate 5 years ago

beautiful pieces, can you tell me where i can get specific graph paper for designing the triangles ( pattern 4)

many thanks


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Kate, check out this thread:

http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums/p/6646/66739.as...

The diagram included should help and you can look for the recommended book as well. I wish I had more for you, but that's the best I have right now. If I find anything else, I'll let you know.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

You will get the blank graph with this pattern. For the money, I think it's worth it.

http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=...


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Thekla Georgeou 5 years ago

Hi there, first time that I have seen this type of beading, where can I find Part I please? Thanks Thekla


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Hi Thekla, Part I is available right here:

http://hubpages.com/art/Beaded-Peyote-Triangle-Ste...


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Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wow, love your beaded triangle bail patterns! Voted up.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Suzanne!


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Jacobb9205 22 months ago from Gloucestershire

Wow awesome creations! Thumbed up + Clicked Awesome! :)

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