Make the stunning DiamonDuo Bracelet using this free flat Herringbone Stitch beading pattern.
DiamonDuo beads are two-hole Czech glass beads that are shaped like a diamond. The faceted edges of the beads add a beautiful texture to the jewelry they're made with.
This beaded bracelet is made using Herringbone Stitch and is simply called the DiamonDuo Bracelet because it's made mainly using these beads. Accentuate the edges of the bracelet with a combination of size 11 and size 8 seed beads.
I made this bracelet using two different colors of DiamonDuo beads but you could keep it really simple and just use one or go crazy and make each row a whole different color. That's the beauty of bead weaving, you're free to be creative and do anything you want!
I would recommend this bracelet tutorial for all skill levels. It's an easy introduction to Herringbone Stitch using two-hole beads.
DiamonDuo Bracelet Tutorial
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I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this bead weaving pattern.
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I purchased my DiamonDuo beads from Potomac Bead Company. They have some amazing colors in their store.
- 18g DiamonDuo beads, Color 1 (A)- I used Cocoa Airy Pearl
- 9g DiamonDuo beads, Color 2 (B)- I used Dark Bronze
- 1g 11/0 Seed beads (C)- I used Dark Metallic Plum Iris
- 2g 8/0 Seed beads (D)- I used Matte Transparent Grey AB
- 1 Clasp
- 2.5 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here's the video tutorial for the beaded bracelet:
Below is the full written Herringbone Stitch tutorial.
Diamonduo Bracelet Instructions
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2.5 yards of beading thread.
Leaving a 10-inch tail, attach a stop bead.
Step 2: String 2A, 1C, 1D, 1C, 2B, 1C, 1D, 1C and 2A.
Note: DiamonDuo beads have a faceted side and a flat side. Be sure to string all of them so the faceted side is facing the same direction.
Step 3: String 1C, 1D, 1C and pass through the second hole of the last 1A strung.
Step 4: String 2A and go through the second holes of the next 1A and 1B.
Step 5: String 2B and pass through the second holes of the following 1B and 1A.
Step 6: String 2A and pass through the second hole of the next 1A.
Step 7: String 1C, 1D and 1C. Then, go through the second hole of the last 1A just added.
Step 8: Repeat Steps 4-7 until you have reached your desired bracelet length.
Step 9: String 1C, 1D, 1C and pass through the second holes of the following 1A and 1B.
Step 10: Repeat Step 9 once more. Then, string 1C, 1D, 1C and go through the second hole of the final 1A.
Step 11: Weave the working thread through the beadwork until you exit the centre 1D in the final row.
Note: Make sure you follow the thread path of the bracelet.
Step 12: String 3C and one half of your clasp.
Step 13: Go back through the last 1C strung.
Step 14: String 2C. Go through the 1D you originally exited in Step 11 from the side opposite where the working thread is exiting.
Weave the thread into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess.
Step 15: On the other end of the bracelet, remove the stop bead.
Weave the tail thread through the beadwork until it exits between the 2B in the first row.
Step 16: Repeat Steps 12-14 to attach the other half of your clasp.
Your bracelet is now complete!