Sew through the beadwork to exit an edge A. Pick up four As, an earring finding, and four As. Sew through the edge A opposite the one your thread exited (figure 3, a–b). Sew back through the loop of As you just made, sewing back through the A at the opposite edge (b–c). Retrace the thread path through the loop, and end the thread.
Make a second earring.
On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, leave a 12-in. (30 cm) tail, and repeat steps 1–3 of the earrings, but don’t end the working thread.
Thread a needle on the tail, and work a round of peyote on the other edge using As. Step up through the first bead added in this round.
Continuing with the tail, work two stitches with As (figure 4, a–b). Using these two As as the base of the band, work in flat even-count peyote
for approximately 24–28 rows, or half the desired length of the band.
With the other thread, sew through the beadwork to exit opposite the first half of the band. Making sure there are six As between each edge of the band connections, repeat step 3 to make the other half of the band. Test the fit, and add or remove rows as needed. Zip up
the edges to complete the band, and end the thread.