Monday, March 7, 2016

Book Review & Giveaway : Mastering Peyote Stitch

By on Monday, March 07, 2016 51 Comments

Peyote stitch has to be the most versatile and often fastest stitch in the beading canon.  It lends itself very well to sculptural pieces. This likely explains its popularity. So there is no such thing as too many books on peyote, right?


I recently received Mastering Peyote Stitch: 15 Inspiring Projects  for review.  The book was published by Interweave. Melinda Barta not only edited the book but is also the editor of Beadwork magazine.   Fans of Beadwork magazine will recognize many of the designers featured in this book.


There are 15 projects in all.  The book clearly aims to take the reader beyond the basics of peyote stitch covering flat, circular and tubular variations. It's not only peyote but many of the projects include other stitches such as right angle weave (RAW), herringbone and bead embroidery.  The Basics section of the book is thorough with many tips including how to hold your work, how to zip up edges, correcting errors and so forth.

Buckle Up Cuff by Carole Ohl
The book is a delightful showcase of innovative beaded designs and shapes. The Buckle Up cuff is one example.  Other designs involved beaded beads, layered designs, floral elements and geometric shapes. Some designs teamed beadwork with chains or other beads.  Some of my favorites were the open beaded shapes such as the Geometry 101 bracelet as well as the wonderfully layered Urban Skyline design.

Big Sky Bracelets by Melinda Barta
The instructional images and diagrams for each project were clear.  The final project photographs though did not do justice to these beautiful and vibrant designs. But this issue should not deter beading enthusiasts who wish to move beyond simple peyote beadweaving. 


Urban Skyline by Jean Power
Zig Zag Zing by Melinda Barta

Geometry 101 Bracelet by Melinda Barta
Daisy Girl Necklace by Jean Campbell





Giveaway
If you'd like to win a copy of Mastering Peyote Stitch: 15 Inspiring Projects please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

This giveaway is international.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 14, 2016 . I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

I receive books and products for review. The Amazon link above is an affiliate link where I receive a small compensation for anything bought through this blog.  My opinions are the same whether or not I receive any compensation.

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51 comments:

  1. I would so love to win this wonderful book.
    Thank you for the chance
    On FB my last name is Carnes, I liked and shared.

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  2. Glenda RutherfordMarch 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    That is exactly what I need!! Thanks so much for the great things you come up with, much appreciated.
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  3. I've always enjoyed peyote stitch, even did a 9" x4" nativity scene using 15/0. Must admit that after finishing that project it was a while before I could face another 15/0 bead. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  4. I do mainly beadweaving, but have always struggled with the more 3D patterns. This book looks like the answer to my problem.
    Evelyn Lee
    evelyn.lee2@yahoo.ca

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  5. Would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  6. oh I need this. I really, really need this.

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  7. I totally need to master peyote stitch in a big way! That's some beautiful work n I'd love love love to win n learn! Blog follower and subscriber, can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com, fingers crossed!

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  8. This looks great! I need one!

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  9. I love the peyote stitch, It would be fun to learn some new ways to use it.

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  10. I would love to win this book. I love the peyote stitch and this book looks like it has a lot of different ways to use it. Thanks so much for offering these contest. I enjoy your blog.
    Pat DiPietro
    Mommomljr@gmail.com

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  11. I would really love to win this. I adore peyote stitch.

    mdl.margo@gmail.com

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  12. I'd love to take my pehyote stitching to the next level with 3-D beadwork, fancy bezels, & so much more.

    As always, Pearl, thanks for everything you do for the beading community. I always look forward to reading your blog & Facebook page.

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  13. Peyote is a favorite default stitch for me. I'd love to re-invigorate my relationship with it. Thank you for doing yet another give-away :-)
    beadcontagion@gmail.com

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  14. This looks like a very interesting book , I would love to have a copy of it. peyote stitch is one of my favorite stitches. This is a book that all beaders should have. judy Thompson billy_judy@hotmail.com

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  15. So inventive, looks like a great book - thanks.

    geri.actor@comcast.net

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  16. I want to learn to do beaded sculptural pieces and ,of course, peyote stitch. Looks like a lot of fun.
    I am a blog subscriber, a FB follower and pinned your giveaway:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907199298883/
    Thanks for the chance Pear
    zanc@att.netl!

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  17. Absolutely Exciting!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. Would lo be to win this book. Alpert.amy@ gmail.com

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  19. Having never even tried any kind of bead stitching - I'm wondering....hmmmm......

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  20. Oh , a nice giveway , thank you , I would love to win , I am a follower , and I thank you for the nice ideas you show us !

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  21. Looks like a great book. I only know even count peyote, so this should be a big help. Thanks. Alpert.amy@gmail.com

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  22. Id love to learn something new . I've been trying new things with my soon to be 84 yr old Mom.
    blake31856@bellsouth.net

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  23. Ooo! Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  24. I would love to win a copy of Mastering Peyote Stitch. It sounds fabulous.

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  25. Great! I would love to win a copy!! Aggelageor12@gmail.com

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  26. Wow! Lovely projects, I would love to try.
    ekennedy0906@gmail.com

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  27. I have been wanting this book so much since I first saw the previews for it. I would be uber happy to win this.

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  28. me me me me me!!!!! PICK ME! Please please please please, I WANT THIS! Please pick me! me! me! me!

    my email is agamemnonfury@gmail.com
    thank you :)

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  29. I am just beginning to learn the peyote stitch (I am on my first project!) and the book would be sooooo helpful to me ....great giveaway! Thank you
    Judy jcraig000@yahoo.ca

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  30. Gorgeous book. Love to win it.

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  31. Love the book - would love to win

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  32. Boy do I ever need this. I have been making bracelets with the brick stitch but recently decided to try Peyote and I'm struggling to get the rows to look like the ones in the videos I've watched. Please enter me in the drawing and thank you for sharing!

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  33. I'd love to have a go at peyote!

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  34. Hi Pearl! Thanks for the great giveaway! I love bead weaving so learning more would be fun. I follow you on FB subscribe to your blog and will share your giveaway.
    Debra msd.katz@hotmail.com

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  35. I only know one stitch so far... peyote and I would love to be able to expand on it.
    Lori Minahan
    lhminahan@gmail.com

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  36. This book sounds like one I need to learn the versatility of peyote. I hope I win. dorism3560@gmail.com

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    1. I got the book today. Thanks so much Pearl. I am anxious to recover from cubital tunnel surgery so I can make these projects.

      Doris

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    2. Wonderful!! I wish you a quick recovery so you can enjoy your win!!

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  37. Peyote Is The First Stitch That Tried And LOVE The versatility of it. Would love to win this book so that I can spend that money on beads but if I don't win I'm going to HAVE to buy it. Looks like exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks for the great drawings and for all the information that you share with all of us everyday.
    I follow your blog, email and facebook.

    Vzburns@yahoo.com

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  38. So beautiful Pearl, have a great day.

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  39. Peyote was the first thing I learned in beading and is my go to technique for most everything. However, I don't know the depth of its versatility and would love the opportunity to expand my horizons! Thanks so much Pearl for sharing!

    Ginny
    ginhuntoon@comcast.net

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  40. Winning a copy of this book would be delightful. I really enjoy doing peyote stitch designs but don't understand enough to take it to the next level.
    peggy.stirling@ns.sympatico.ca

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  41. Love love love the excerpts from the book! Thank you for yet another giveaway. I can just manage the Peyote stitch, and from what you've written, I can see this book helping me understand it so much better. I might just buy the book if I don't end up being the chosen one. :)

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  42. Thank you for this giveaway !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  43. The projects look cool! would love to win.
    icbnett (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. Nice book! Thanks for a chance to win it. I get your blog email.
    rochelleth@hvc.rr.com

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  45. I have been working on trying to learn peyote stitch and think this book could be a great help.
    I have been trying to post all week but having problems and don't think any of them went through as far as I can tell. Thanks
    a.p.brad@rogers.com

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  46. Peyote stitch is my first learned and first love stitch. I would love to win this book. Brenda Shreves at rocknutzaz@yahoo.com

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  47. It would be wonderful to win this giveaway on Mastering Peyote Stitch. Always enjoys reading your blog and for offering the opportunity to win the gift of learning in the bead world. Jackie Roy at jroyis@shaw.ca

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  48. this is a great resource for peyote stitch. great idea to giveaway,. reach me at ewinokur1@gmail.com

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  49. Carol Toth Smith and Glynis Rice via Facebook

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