How to Stitch Herringbone with Two Hole Beads

SKU VID-1097
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video you will learn how to stitch herringbone with two hole beads. You will also see several variations of this technique using other 2-hole beads in a herringbone pattern.
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com a that sometimes you can get that pattern or you can do one that has a little bit more of contrast and then I did want to show you the different rows here and then you can also do the different rows where you're sort of alternating so you can do a lot of really fun stuff with this I also want to let you know that this works for a lot of to hold beads for example I have the Rula beads here with the eight o Toho's and this is a piece in progress so forgive all my strands here but I just want to show you this is the exact same technique but it has a totally different look I've also done this using the diamond duos and with these I used three millimeter Czech fire polish in there and again it's sort of that same herringbone technique but it's just done in a two hole bead so you can explore a lot of the fun 2 hole beads that we have to make your projects now the example I have here this is my quilted sky bracelet and I am using the super duos but instead of using seed beads I'm using the 2 millimeter round Czech fire polish - true druks now this full tutorial will be available at beadaholique.com but I just want to show you the basic technique here so that you can get started with using the herringbone with two whole beads so I have a size twelve beading needle here and I have a length of thread and you will need to probably add thread as you work so just use a link that you're comfortable working with and this is the fireline in the point zero zero five smoke so to begin I'm just going to thread on a bead stopper and thread that down to about eight or so inches pull my needle back through and trap that bead just to get started and then I'm using super duos today and I'm using eleven o Toho seed beads and again this is sort of that more traditional style that you'll see so I just wanted to start by showing you this one so to begin you're going to pick up one 1101 super duo one 1101 super duo and eleven Oh a super duo and eleven oh and one more super duo and just go ahead and slide that all the way down to the end of your thread to that bead stopper so this is what you're going to start with so you have four 11s and four super duos so now I'm just going to kind of pick this up and hold it my hands so I can keep that nice and snug there I'm just going to take my needle and go back through that first super deal creating a little thread bridge and you just want to pull tight but not too tight just make sure it's nice and secure so now what you're going to do is you're going to pick up one eleven oh and one super deal and you're going to take your needle and you're going to go down through the eleven oh that's below and pull your thread and get that nice and snug and now you're going to go through the next hole in that next super duo there and you'll see this start to develop but you just want to sort of keep your tension nice and tight so I'm coming out of that second super deal that's the whole pattern that I'm just going to repeat so I'm picking up one eleven oh and one super deal I'm going to go down through that next eleven oh that's there pull that back up through and just make sure that they don't get twisted in there so that they sit nicely and go through the next super do creating that next oops pulled it creating that next little thread bridge okay and again I know this is sort of curling on me but you'll see it straighten out in just a minute pick up another 11 out and another super deal go down through the next 11 Oh bead sort of get your needle in there it'll start to get a little tight and go ahead and pull that all the way through and again you just kind of want to wiggle it to make sure they don't get caught up and you're going to go through that next super deal and now what you're going to do is you're going to add one 1101 super deal and you're going to go through that last 11 oh there and this is where you're going to do your thread turnaround I just kind of get this out of the get my tail out of the way there we go so as you can see I'm coming out of that last 11 Oh Toho seed be there and what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my needle and go up through that's that super duo right there and now you'll see it start to come together here as I pick up one more 11 oh and one more super deal and I'm just going to go back the other way but now I'm going to go through this 11 oh here and up and now I'm going to go through the next super duo that's right there and you'll start to see them come together just like so so again you just repeat pick up an 11 oh and a super duo go through that 11 Oh making sure that you're only going through one bead at a time it'll make this much easier on yourself and now I'm going to go through the next super duo and sort of bring that nice and tight together one 1101 super deal go through that next 11 out and go through that next super duo so you can see how that sort of second row is developing they're sort of wiggle my thread around and again you're just going to repeat by picking up one 11 oh and one more super deal going through that last 11 oh and this is that turn around again and all you're going to do is create a little thread bridge and go through that super do that's right there so let me do one more row and I'll do it a little bit quicker this time so just follow along 11 Oh super do through the 11 Oh through the super dual pull tight 1 1101 super do through the 11 oh and again you want to make sure those don't twist around through the super deal want to live a no one super do through the 11 oh and through the super deal let me show you that turn around one more time 11 Oh super deal down through the 11 oh and up through the super deal and making sure not to catch that thread in there so that's it so you just continue the pattern of picking up one 11 Oh and once you and just keep weaving back and forth and you'll eventually come with something that is very similar to this and again you can sort of decide on which pattern you can use all one color you can use beautiful contrasting colors you can do rose it is entirely up to you this is a really fun technique and I just want to show you on my example here move that out of the way for a moment on my example here I have added a tube clasp and all I've done is I've just found the middle points there and I've just added one bead gone up through a loop added another bead and come down and thread it along so all you have to do when adding a clasp is really just follow along your thread path and you'll be able to add a clasp very easily and that sort of allows you to add whichever clasp you feel is right for your project so I hope you enjoyed this video you can find this full tutorial and many more videos at beadaholique.com you

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