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Peyote stitch lobster bracelet

Stitch this bracelet using 11/0 cylinder beads and even-count peyote stitch.
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My husband and I traveled to Maine for our honeymoon where we became enamored with the state’s cultural and culinary mascot — the lobster. To remember our adventures with this arthropod, I made one with 11/0 cylinder beads in a 2 x 6½-in. (5 x 16.5 cm) panel of flat even-count peyote stitch. I used a bead soup of three cylinder bead colors for the background to mimic the look of a shifting sea. When I finished, I used pins to mount the panel in a shadow box with other lobster-related memorabilia from our trip. To make the panel into a bracelet, you can stitch half of a long slide clasp to each end, or taper the ends with decreasing peyote stitch and attach a smaller clasp.

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