How to Make Peyote Stitch Bezels
Peyote stitch bezels are perfect for making beautiful focals for your jewelry-designs. This technique uses seed beads to make matching frames for your focal stones. Sometimes focals do not have stringing holes, so bezels are a great way for making it easier to add these stones to projects. Peyote stitch techniques are used to make these featured bezels and you can make different shapes to fit the stones you are using. Watch our video to learn how to make round, oval, pear-shaped, and rectangle bezels, and then take a look at our step-by-step photo tutorial and jewelry inspiration for using this technique in your projects! For this technique, you will need 11/0 cylinder seed beads (Delicas, Treasures, or Aikos), 15/0 round seed beads, beading needles, and thread.
Peyote Bezels Video Tutorial
Open-Back Peyote Bezel Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial
Our step-by-step tutorial for open-back peyote bezels features photos for every step of the technique and even a chart for how many beads to use for different sizes of Rivoli stones. Download the PDF for the chart or take a look at the info below. You can also save our pin for making peyote bezels on Pinterest as a quick reference.
|Rivoli Size||Number of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures for starting circle||Add rows of Peyote Stitch to starting circle||Add rows of Peyote Stitch for front side of bezel||Add rows of Peyote Stitch for back side of bezel|
|18mm||46||1 row of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures||3 rows of 15/0 rounds||3 rows of 15/0 rounds|
|16mm||42||1 row of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures||3 rows of 15/0 rounds||3 rows of 15/0 rounds|
|14mm||36||1 row of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures||3 rows of 15/0 rounds||3 rows of 15/0 rounds|
|12mm||30||1 row of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures||3 rows of 15/0 rounds||3 rows of 15/0 rounds|
|10mm||26||1 row of 11/0 Delicas/Treasures||2 rows of 15/0 rounds||3 rows of 15/0 rounds|
|These beads become the first two rows of the stitch||This becomes the third row|
Peyote Stitch Bezels Around a Cabochon
You can also use peyote stitch techniques to make a bezel around a cabochon that's glued down to a surface. This is a popular technique for bead embroidery designs. Check out our step-by-step photo tutorial for how to make a bezel in this fashion.
Jewelry Inspiration for Beaded Bezels
Now that you have learned these techniques, take a look at some jewelry inspiration from our Design Studio for how to add this look to your projects.