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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
Example #2: Twisted Peyote Triangle Necklace
Example #3: Bronze Simplicity - A Beadwoven Bracelet Twinset OR Choker
Example #4: Metis - Triangle Necklace
Example #5: Triangle Twister Bracelet
Example #6: Classy Calico Bracelet
Example #7: Golden Beadwoven Necklace with Trinity Focal
Example #8: Black and Tan Pyramid - Geometric Beadwoven Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain
Example #9: Hot 3x3x3 Anything Goes Peyote Bracelet
You can find the following patterns by searching "beaded triangle patterns" on Etsy.
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.
- Swarovski 2716 Rivoli Triangle Crystals or Rhinestones | Dreamtime Creations
- Swarovski 4737 Triangle Rings (artbeads.com)
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.
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.
Delica Resources Online. Check With Your Local Stores, Too!
- Miyuki Beads : Artbeads.com
- Seed Beads, Delica Beads, Fringe Beads, Bugle Beads - Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
- Delica Beads - FusionBeads.com
- Miyuki Delica Beads DB-001 thru DB-1818 (about-beads.com)
Great Beading Books
More beading resources from the author.
- Beaded Beads: Jewelry Inspiration, Patterns, and Tutorials
This article includes patterns and examples of beaded beads and jewelry with beaded beads, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants. I have listed both free and for pay patterns. I also link related hubs and beading books.
- Beaded Beadwoven Flowers: Jewelry Projects, Components, Patterns, and Tutorials
This article is about beadwoven flowers, including French flowers. It includes jewelry project ideas, other possibilities, patterns/tutorials, and resources.
- Czech Glass Dagger Beads: Patterns and Stunning Jewelry Inspiration
In this article about Czech glass dagger beads, I provide a number of beading patterns as well as other jewelry examples with daggers. I include lots of photos and resources.
Jacobb9205 on February 10, 2015:
Wow awesome creations! Thumbed up + Clicked Awesome! :)
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 02, 2013:
Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on November 02, 2013:
Wow, love your beaded triangle bail patterns! Voted up.
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 28, 2011:
Hi Thekla, Part I is available right here:
Thekla Georgeou on September 28, 2011:
Hi there, first time that I have seen this type of beading, where can I find Part I please? Thanks Thekla
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 19, 2011:
You will get the blank graph with this pattern. For the money, I think it's worth it.
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 18, 2011:
Kate, check out this thread:
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.
kate on August 18, 2011:
beautiful pieces, can you tell me where i can get specific graph paper for designing the triangles ( pattern 4)
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 10, 2011:
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.
Barbara Bethard from Tucson, Az on August 10, 2011:
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
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 :)
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 29, 2011:
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!
Sandi from Greenfield, Wisconsin on July 29, 2011:
beautiful pieces! You are very talented!