peyote sleeves :)
I got started making peyote stitches with the help of knottysleeves. It's awesome that you want to start! It's a lot of fun.
I was lucky enough that my mother had inherited a bunch of beads and supplies from a woman who did a lot of beading, so I had everything I already needed at my disposal, including books. I looked through the books, and looked on YouTube for tutorials on the basics (I'm a visual learner; books aren't always the greatest teachers for me) and I refused to stop until I had it right, no matter how messy my first sleeves turned out (the first one was very messy!)
When it comes to making designs, I just mix a couple of colours and alternate them, or use them at random, or just use one colour entirely. I'm only just starting to figure out how to make stripes.