Making tubular peyote necklace ropes has several challenges. Keeping the stitches pulled tight so that the rope is even and no gaps between beads. This makes a uniform tight rope. I use a wooden dowel depending on the thickness of the rope. I am using a 3.00 mm wooden kitting needle for the one I am making in the picture above. The dowel helps you keep the stitches tight.
The dowel causes other problems that you need to watch for. Mainly tangling the thread on the dowel. Try to keep your work as close to the end of the dowel where you are working. You can push the finished part of the rope down as needed for you to have room to work. This will give you less dowel showing that the tread cab tangle around.
When finishing off or adding thread I weave my thread back through the pattern the run the tread through the center of the rope back to the opening before I cut the string. This prevents accidental cutting of the thread that is holding the weave of beads together
These are just a few ways of addressing the problems when making tubular peyote necklace ropes. I’m sure other crafters have found their own solutions to these problems. If you have solutions that work well for you please share them on this post so that we may all become better crafters.