Use Tubular Herringbone Stitch to create this free Mixed Metals Bracelet beading pattern.
The delicate Mixed Metals Bracelet is the result of combining size 11 seed beads and pearls.
I have named the bracelet, Mixed Metals simply because the hues of the beads used look like various metals.
This beaded bracelet is made using Tubular Herringbone Stitch and I would recommend the tutorial for intermediate skill levels.
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Mixed Metals Bracelet Tutorial
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- 3g Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads (A)
- 40 Round pearls, 3mm (B)
- 20 Round pearls, 4mm (C)
- 1 Clasp
- 3 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this beading pattern.
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Here is the video tutorial:
Below is the full written tutorial.
Tubular Herringbone bracelet INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards of beading thread.
Leaving a 10-inch tail, use 4A to create a row of Ladder Stitch that is one column high.
Step 2: Go through the first 1A from the tail end.
Step 3: Go through the last 1A from the side opposite the tail.
Note: I have left my thread loose so it's easier for you to see.
Step 4: Go through the first 1A from the tail end once more.
Note: Your beads will form a circle. Your thread should be pointing away from the tail so you can add to the beadwork.
Step 5: String 2B and pass through the following 1A. The beads will form a V-shape characteristic of Herringbone Stitch.
Note: It does not matter if you go to the right or left as long as you stick to that direction as you continue.
Step 6: Pass through the next 1A from the tail end.
Step 7: String 2A and go through 1A in the next column.
Step 8: To add the next row, step up by passing through the 2A in the following column.
Step 9: String 2B and go through the top 1A in the next column.
Step 10: Go through the top 1A in the next column.
Step 11: String 2B and pass through the top 1A in the following column.
Step 12: To add the next row, step up by passing through the top 2A in the following column.
Step 13: Repeat Steps 9-12 until you have completed 12 rows.
Step 14: String 1B, 1A and 1B.
Pass through the top 1A in the next column.
Step 15: Pass through the top 1A in the following column.
Step 16: String 1B, 1A and 1B.
Pass through the top 1A in the next column.
Step 17: To step up, go through the top 1A and 1B in the following column.
Step 18: String 1C, 1A and 1C.
Skip 1A (between the pair of B's) and pass through the next 1B.
Step 19: Go through the 1B in the next column.
Step 20: Repeat Step 18.
Step 21: Step up by passing through the 1B and 1C in the next column.
Step 22: String 2B.
Skip the 1A between the pair of C's and go through the next 1C.
Step 23: String 1A and pass through the next 1C.
Step 24: Repeat Step 22.
Step 25: String 1A and step up by passing through the following 1C and 1B.
Step 26: String 2A. Go through the next 1B.
Step 27: String 1A and go through the next 1B.
Step 28: Repeat Step 26.
Step 29: String 1A and step up through 1B and 1A in the next column.
Step 30: Repeat Steps 9-29 until you have reached your desired length.
Note: You will want to end your bracelet with a segment of A's.
Step 31: Without adding any beads, pass through the top 1A in the next column.
Step 32: Then, go through the top 1A in the following column.
Note: This will connect the final row of beads.
Step 33: Repeat Steps 31 and 32.
Step 34: String 3A and one half of the clasp.
Step 35: Go back through the last 1A strung.
Step 36: String 2A. Go through the top 1A in the next column.
Reinforce the clasp.
Weave the thread into the beadwork, tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess.
Step 37: Attach the needle to the tail thread.
Repeat Steps 34-36 to attach the other half of your clasp.
Your bracelet is now complete!
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