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.
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.
Pick up the same number of beads you picked up in step 1, and sew through the first bead (Photo A)