>Peyote-stitched Fork Tube


The fact that I haven’t tackled the issue of putting my beaded motorcycle together has been bothering me. So, the other day, I began working on the fork tube which will eventually link the motorcycle’s front wheel to the front of the beaded frame.


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The tube consists of two pieces of hardware (tension pins) that I beaded using the tubular peyote-stitch technique. Nothing is holding the two pins together except for the sleeve of beads which I have created. When completed, the fork tube measures about 3″ long by 3/8″. Originally, I wasn’t planning on beading this part, but I decided it needed to match the beaded wheels, so there it is! 😀 

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I’m still not exactly sure how I will make it all work, but at least it’s starting to look like a bike! 

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Semi-beaded Buell motorcycle. Bead embroidery on felt.
10″wide x 6″. Beadwork in progress. Click to enlarge.

14 thoughts on “>Peyote-stitched Fork Tube

  1. >Just AWESOME…the forks looks great beaded! I need to share how far you’ve gotten with Mark again…he thinks it’s so cool too! ;-)Hope you are having a good week!Bead on!!! ~Lisa

  2. >Looking good. We saw this brilliant French artist yesterday who makes/covers furniture out of rope. It’s quite magical and extremely elegant. I was wondering when I saw the fork at first if you were thinking of actually doing the same thing with cutlery. Then I realised it was for your Bueli.

  3. >Very cool!!! I haven’t commented lately so I apologize for that. This bike is looking awesome!! Definitely beaded forks! The fenders look cool too! And the middle part, where the engine goes – I can see gleaming chrome!Cheers, Denise

  4. >that looks so cool!!! I love bikes! wanted one since i was tiny 🙂 got a helmet and a licence instead 😉 but no bike, can’t wait to see this one finished so I can drool and dream 🙂 am taking your poll now 🙂

  5. >I’m glad you beaded the fork – it definitely needed beads. The whole thing is going to be some kind of wonderful. Now, if you could only make your living doing this….

  6. >You are my Beading-Hero! This is fan-freaking-tastic! this is so awesome there are no words. You take beading to a whole other level. You have my respect and admiration. Wow!

  7. >I had no idea what a fork tube was before this post. I hope that question comes up on Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit sometime. The bike is looking great!

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