And this is what happens when dimensional peyote stitch goes horribly wrong.
I hadn’t done pentagons in a while. I thought I remembered how. The first few rows, yes. The next… not so much.
Looooong story short, there’s a specific pattern of beads you have to add for each set of 4 rows to get it to come out flat. Oops?
At least I figured out where I had to look for the correct directions. So I have a set of nice flat pentagons for my attempt at a barrette now.