The Manhattan Bracelet

Designer: Haley Brittain
Skill Level: Intermediate
This high fashion bracelet can be worn alone or as part of a stacked collection.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Based on what is shown in the tubular herringbone video, you can work your bead weaving around a thin rod (such as a coffee stirrer or knitting needle) or you can simply hold it in your hand and use thread tension to create consistent work.
  1. Cut a length of thread that you feel comfortable working with, and thread your needle. If you like working with a stopper bead on the end of your thread, add the stopper bead now.
  2. Begin by doing ladder stitch for your first row using beads in this order: 2 black, 2 silver, 2 white. Once you have all 6 beads, use ladder stitch to link the last bead to the first bead to form a ring shape.
  3. Watch our video on how to do tubular herringbone bead weaving. Place your ladder stitched ring around your rod.
  4. For this bracelet, you are going to start using the same color as you base row, so those will be 2 black, 2 silver, and 2 white. Every 3-4 rows of black/silver/white, you will do 1-2 rows of solid gold. Please refer to the image for your pattern, or make up your own pattern, if you prefer
  5. While creating your bracelet, you may need to add more thread.
  6. When your weaving is 1/4 inch away from the size you want your bracelet, finish your bead weaving by weaving a ladder stitch thread pattern through the last row of your bracelet. Then tie your thread, tuck in your ends, and trim excess thread.
  7. Cut a two foot length of thread and use this to secure your clasp to your bead weaving. Begin by pushing the loop part of the clasp into the center of the herringbone tube and stitch such that your thread goes through the loop of the clasp and a few beads repeating that a few times until the clasp is secure. Tie off, tuck in, and trim you thread. Repeat on the other side.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-0045 - Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0 Size, 28.8 Grams, Manhattan
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6807 - Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8949 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread, .008 Inch Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3024 - Tulip Beading Needles Size 11 48.5x0.41mm - 4 Pack
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Christmas
Ingredients JK-0045, FCL-6807, XCR-8949,

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.
Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0, Manhattan (28.8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = Pack/4 Tubes.
$27.79 / Package | SKU: JK-0045
Magnetic Clasps, Round 6x4.5mm, 22K Gold Plated (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FCL-6807
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread, 20 Yard Spool, Gray (.008 Inch Thick)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.53 / Package | SKU: XCR-8949
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Beading Needles Size #11 48.5x0.41mm - 4 Needles
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long (1 Piece)

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