I made this butterfly peyote stitch pattern to say goodbye to summer. Butterflies usually make you think of Spring, but they are also a universal symbol of re-birth and newness. Besides that, a lot of people just really love butterflies!
I was playing around with the clasp, trying to come up with something a little different. After writing Peyote Stitch Bracelet Clasp, my view of clasps has changed completely. I am trying to make the clasp part of the jewelry and not something that is slapped on at the end. This clasp is sort of a warped triangle that I folded over because the opening was way too big. I made a 'triangle' using size 15 rocailles for the first 4 rows and then size 11 Delicas. It sort of looks like butterfly wings don't you think? I'm not really crazy about the 2 bars, although it doesn't look too bad when they are hooked through the 'wings'.
I went a little crazy with all of the colors in this pattern so I created another version of this butterfly peyote stitch pattern with 4 less colors. I also made this version a little longer, 7 5/8 inches instead of 7 inches. The bracelet is a hair shy of 2 inches wide. I wish I had the time to make this version too! Sooo many patterns, so little time.
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I found this beautiful butterfly bracelet on the internet by Ellygator at https://www.deviantart.com/ellygator. While we are on the subject of clasps, do you see in the green version how she rounded off one end and sewed in a snap to make a cuff? I love this bracelet!