Which kind of bead-weaving stitches describes your personality?

I was reading a blog that was written by Jean Campbell who is an editor of beaadingdaily.com asked the question "Which stitch are you?" referring to bead weaving stitches such as peyote, square, herringbone, brick and right angle weave. She has them listed with the personality traits of the person such as if you're a right angle weave person you would be cerebral.

I read the comments that people made about their favorite stitch and and why they felt that it described their personality. I looked all five of the most popular bead weaving stitches and came to the conclusion that I had the traits of three of those five stitches. I was a right angle weave, herringbone and peyote stitch.

I thought that I was all three of these stitches because those are my favorite stitches to work with. If you read the hub The Quest for Spirt of the Muse you would see my bead work incorporates most of theses stitches.

I thought that I was a right angle weave because I was cerebral and I liked flowing things and sometimes when I explain things it sounds like I'm babbling. I was the herringbone stitch because I need harmony and balance and that is what the herringbone stitch is about a nice harmony and balance. The peyote stitch is a stitch for inventive, artistic, risk taking people. This is the stitch where you can most express yourself.

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Pieces made with the stitches mentioned

This is the right angle weave. It looks very sturdy but it's looks are deceiving.  What makes the piece sturdy is the addition of the crystals, fire polished beads and the cube beads.
This is the right angle weave. It looks very sturdy but it's looks are deceiving. What makes the piece sturdy is the addition of the crystals, fire polished beads and the cube beads.
This is an example of the brick stitch. It is a very sturdy stitch.  When you look closely at it it looks like a brick wall. The bail on the top face is done in the peyote stitch an example of the versatility of the peyote stitch.
This is an example of the brick stitch. It is a very sturdy stitch. When you look closely at it it looks like a brick wall. The bail on the top face is done in the peyote stitch an example of the versatility of the peyote stitch.
This is the beautiful soft and flowing herringbone stitch.
This is the beautiful soft and flowing herringbone stitch.
This is another strong stitch the square stitch.  This stitch looks like bead work done on a loom.  This is done with just a needle.
This is another strong stitch the square stitch. This stitch looks like bead work done on a loom. This is done with just a needle.
This is done totally in peyote stitch.  If you turn flat peyote stitch on its side, it will look like the brick stitch.  This quality helps combine the two stitches together.
This is done totally in peyote stitch. If you turn flat peyote stitch on its side, it will look like the brick stitch. This quality helps combine the two stitches together.

Peronality Trats By Bead Stitch

These personaity traits by beadweaving sitch is from Jean Campbell's article What Stitch Are You?

You are: Right-Angle Weave

You are a very cerebral person, but have more than one flowing garment in your closet. Maps are laughable to you, as you always know your way. Unfortunately, people think you’re babbling when you try to explain things to them. 

You are: Brick Stitch

Reliable and strong on the outside, you are fairly complicated on the inside. You happily let your guard down around friends, who can always entice you onto the dance floor to show off your righteous moves. 

You are: Herringbone Stitch

Life for you is a series of ups and downs that eventually lead to a harmonious and ordered whole. You rely on a little help from your friends for grounding and support and you probably know a thing or two about walking a tightrope

You are: Square Stitch

You like things to be finalized and fairly buttoned up. You color inside the lines and probably have a big collection of Delicas. People like to be around you because you have wads of money hidden under your mattress.

You are: Peyote Stitch

You come across as put-together and easygoing, but the truth is you’re fairly lazy, often tread on thin ice, and like to play the horses. You don’t like to be confined to one way of doing things and would rather experiment, sometimes at the cost of showing off your inner workings. 

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nikki1 6 years ago

great hub, thanx for sharing


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

peyote stitch for sure

fortunate or not, its me

funny that it was the first bead stitch I learned eh? but my 58yr old eyes cant see the string anymore so I burn now...:)

BTW I am also an RN and also home health, more than any other but trying to branch out...hopefully. hello and glad to meet you! :) your work is astounding!!

oh and looks as if you and I also play with the polymer clay! Ive made beads to string and put on my pyro gourds and wood with it...


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jenjohnson42 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I'm right angle weave and herringbone, definitely. But I long to be more peyote stitch... LOL! Interestingly, I'm also an RN, too, in pediatrics. What is it about nurses and beading? Thanks for sharing.

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