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Fast peyote: Tubular, even-count peyote

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Photo A
Step 1: On a comfortable length of thread, pick up an even number of beads. Tie them into a ring with a square knot. Sew through a bead and pull the knot into the beadwork.

Step 2:
Work in tubular, even-count peyote stitch for a total of four rounds to establish the tube. Put your work on a form if desired.

Step 3: Pick up the same number of beads you picked up in step 1, and sew through the first bead (Photo A).
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Photo B
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Photo C
Step 4: Sew through the next up-bead on the previous round (Photo B). Skip the next bead in the group you picked up in step 3, and sew through the following bead (Photo C).
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Photo D
Step 5: Repeat step 4 until you’ve sewn through the bead your thread was exiting when you began this round. Step up through the first two beads added in this round (Photo D).

Step 6: Repeat steps 3–5 until you reach the desired length, adding thread if needed.
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