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American eagle peyote bracelet

I was inspired to make this American eagle peyote bracelet by my son-in-law, Joe, a U.S. marine. Start by working the body of the pattern in flat even-count peyote stitch using 11/0 Delica cylinder beads. You’ll add the tapered ends later. 
American eagle peyote bracelet pattern
To work the edging: Exit an edge bead in an end row, pick up six 11/0 seed beads, skip the next three cylinders along the edge, and sew through the fourth cylinder with the needle pointing away from the band. Repeat this stitch for the length of the band, alternating between loops of red, white, and blue. Start a second row of loops behind the first by exiting the edge bead adjacent to the edge bead your thread exited to make the first loop. Pick up four 11/0s in the same color as the first loop, and sew through the edge bead adjacent to the second edge bead you sewed through to make the first loop. Repeat this stitch for the length of the band, following the established color pattern. 

Taper the last few rows of the band by working decreases along each edge, ending with a row of eight beads. On each end of the band, stitch a bead to each of the end up-beads, using a square stitch thread path. Slide a 3⁄4-in. (1.9 cm) Toob finding (available from over the square stitch row, and fold over the end flaps using chainnose pliers. Attach a clasp using jump rings. The finished bracelet measures 6 1⁄4 x 1 1⁄2 in. (15.9 x 3.8 cm) not including the clasp.
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