Raspberry Stripes Herringbone Bracelet

PROJECT B2431
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A classic herringbone weave is given a pop of color with navy, gold and raspberry Miyuki round seed beads. Finished with a tapered brick stitch, this design is easy to size and make your own with your favorite trio of colors.
Instructions
This design is easy to size. The tapering brick stitch and the clasp included is equal to 2.25". Therefore simply weave until you have your desired length, knowing you will be adding 2.25" to the length.
  1. Begin by watching our video: How to Do Herringbone Stitch. Cut a length of Fireline thread, as long as you're comfortable working with and thread a needle.
  2. Following the technique shown in the video, weave a ladder stitch foundation row that is 10 seed beads long in the following color pattern: 1 gold, 2 raspberry, 1 gold, 2 navy, 1 gold, 2 raspberry, and 1 gold.
  3. Continue weaving herringbone stitch until your have reached your desired length. While weaving, you will need to tie off and add new thread.
  4. Next, please watch our video: How to Finish Herringbone Stitch Bead Weaving With a Brick Stitch Decrease. Following the instructions in the video, weave back through your last row of beads using ladder stitch, and add successively shorter rows of brick stitch, using the gold seed beads, until the piece tapers to a row of three beads.
  5. Then, while coming out of the end bead, string on four seed beads, and one closed jump ring. Make a loop by threading the needle down into the 3rd seed bead in this top row. For added security you can turn the thread around and weave back over this loop. Weave in your thread tail.
  6. Open one jump ring and slide on one closed jump ring and attach it to the closed jump ring you just sewed into the bracelet.
  7. Repeat the above steps to complete the clasp on the other side. For this side, open one jump ring and attach it to the closed jump ring. Then take a third jump ring and attach it to one lobster clasp and the jump ring you just added.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DMRR-4494 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #4494 Duracoat Opaque Dark Navy Blue
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-1053 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1053 Galvanized Yellow Gold
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-1436 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1436 Silver Lined Raspberry Transparent
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4016 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7525 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1275 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0109 - The Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5511 - The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients DMRR-4494, DMRR-1053, DMRR-1436, FJR-5250, FJR-4016, FCL-7525, XCR-1275,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #4494 Duracoat Opaque Dark Navy Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: DMRR-4494
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1053 Galvanized Yellow Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: DMRR-1053
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1436 Silver Lined Raspberry Transparent
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: DMRR-1436
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.61 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.21 / Package | SKU: FJR-4016
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: FCL-7525
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.16 / Package | SKU: XCR-1275
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.81 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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