Jul 9, 2008
Hi, my name is Elayne of ChezChani and I am a peyote-aholic. It started innocently enough, a picture of a peyote stitched ring on a bead store website offering a class. "Oh" I said to myself, "that ring is reminiscent of the Tiffany mesh band I’ve always wanted." I’d never gone to a bead store and taken a class but off I went. I was the only one in the class and lo & behold, in approx. 1 ½ hours I had made my first ring. I was so proud but so naive. I thought maybe I’d make a few more rings and it would end there. I could stop anytime...well cut to one year later and I have not stopped. It’s all peyote stitch, all the time. I have not done ONE other bead-related thing. And you know what? I don’t feel I’ve even touched on all the amazing things that can be made with this one little stitch. Is it the stitch? Is it the tiny, perfectly matched little beads? Is it the break from the evil thoughts usually running through my head? I don’t know. All I can tell you is once you’ve tried peyote, you may never put it down. So, if you are in the bead store and someone comes by and says "Hey kid, wanna try some Peyote?" think long and hard. The first try may be free, but you will pay, oh yes, you will pay.
So now you know what I do with every spare minute of my time and why my house is such a mess. I encourage you to check out the blogs and Etsy stores of all our team members to see where their madness lies. I have never met a more talented, friendly and supportive group. Prepare to be amazed.