Tso stitch – created by Hsiao-Hsuan “Eddy” Tso -- combines characteristics of peyote stitch and right-angle weave. Tso stitch creates sturdy, flexible beadwork that looks similar to cubic right-angle weave but works up faster. Master the basics of the stitch with this sweet bracelet, featuring crystal or pearl accent beads and seed beads.
In the instructions below, we’ll get you started on this project by detailing how to create the six-petal flower that serves as the focal point for this piece. To download complete instructions, click here. For a step-by-step tutorial on Tso stitch, click here.
Bracelet 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm
- 10 mm crystal or pearl accent bead
- 11/0 seed beads - 6-7 g color A (purple)- 3-4 g color B (green)
- nylon beading thread, size D, or Fireline 6 lb. test
- beading needles, #12
1. On a comfortable length of thread or Fireline, pick up four color A 11/0 seed beads, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew through the first A again to form a ring.
2. Pick up an A, skip an A, and sew through the next A. Repeat, and step up through the first A added in this round.