This new technique is found by Gerlinde Lenz, a sweet woman from Germany. She started out with a regular Peyote pattern en bend it over to create a rope. The Peyote with a twist – not crochet, or in short PWAT, was born. If you are familiar with regular beads crochet already, this technique may not be for you. But if you are struggling to get a crochet rope and therefore not succeed, I advise you to try this PWAT technique. The result is almost the same are a crochet rope but way easier if you’re having a hard time with crocheting.
When using the regular beads crochet technique, you know that you have to string all the beads first before you can begin. With PWAT this is different. You start out with a regular Peyote pattern and after 11 rows you bend the ends together, creating a loophole. With every new row, you add the beads are normal peyote, the only difference is that the bracelet will be created as a rope from here on.
By adding the beads one by one it is much easier to handle than a crochet rope as you need to understand the ‘crochet technique’ first before going a bit further by using beads. Working with the PWAT technique doesn’t require such skills and therefore it is easier to create a rope bracelet in the PWAT manner than the crochet one.
Just search online for Peyote with twist video tutorials. It is really easy and once you get the hang of it, if becomes more fun with every bracelet you create.