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How to make a bracelet with superduo beads - Herringbone flat stitch

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How to make a bracelet with superduo beads - Herringbone flat stitch

Designed by: Paula Banaszak

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Together with Paula Banaszak, we invite you to a new Jewellery Making Tutorial. Paula will show you how to make a bracelet using SuperDuo Beads. The superduo and toho beads, sewn together with a flat herringbone stitch, form a beautiful pattern that fits perfectly on the wrist. Let's stitch! 

Materials needed;

Lobster Clasp - 12mm, gold
Jump Rings - 7mm and 5mm
Big Eye needle
Beading Thread - One-G thread selected according to the colour of the beads or transparent monofilament thread 0.16mm
SuperDuo Beads - 2 packs or Preciosa Twin Hole beads
TOHO Beads - Size 11/0

If you do not feel confident with beads, I suggest using a monofilament thread - the bracelet will be stiffer and the beads will be easier to shape.

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery! <3

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We start by threading about one metre of thread and stop the first bead (we thread through the bead 2 times). We lightly stretch the thread - by doing this it will not tangle so much.

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Now we thread the Toho and SuperDuo (SD) beads alternately. You can thread more. The number of beads will be the width of the bracelet, it is important that the end is a SD.

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We go through the second hole of the SD bead (the one from which the thread comes out) and pull the thread.

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Thread 1 Toho, 1 SD onto the needle. We will add such a sequence when creating the entire bracelet.

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Add the beads, passing the needle through the nearest Toho bead ...

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... and then through the nearest SD bead (through the empty hole). We stretch the thread.

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Threading 1 Toho, 1 SD again.

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We go through the nearest Toho bead with the needle.

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Then through the nearest SD bead (through the hole without thread).

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Repeat steps 7,8 and 9.

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Repeat steps 7 and 8.

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We return for a moment to the just added SD bead - we pass the needle through its empty hole.

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Thread 1 Toho, 1 SD.

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We go through the nearest Toho bead, and then through the nearest SD bead with an empty hole.

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Repeat steps 13 and 14 until the end of the row.

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We return through the SuperDuo bead, as in the photo.

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Repeat steps 13 and 14 until the end of the row, and then (as in step 12 or 16) we return through the SD bead. In this way, we weave the bracelet until it reaches the specified length (for me 15cm).

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In the meantime, the thread may end. We leave a fairly long tail and tie a new thread. We hide the knot in beads (preferably in SD, because we know that the second time we will not go through it and it will not be too tight

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The ends of the threads can be hidden in beads (passing the next 2 nearest beads), and then cut. It is important not to cut the threads immediately after tying them. It's a good idea to work several rows first.

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Now we will assemble the split rings and supplement the sides of the bracelet.

The thread comes out of the SD bead, we thread 1 Toho, we go through the nearest Toho bead, as in the photo.

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We add another Toho bead, this time passing through the SD bead, as in the picture.

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We add more Toho beads, just like in the pictures.

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Thread 5 Toho and the split ring. 

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Needle we circle, passing through 3 Toho beads and through SD (the one from which the thread comes out).

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Go through all the beads (and the split ring) once more, pulling the thread.

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We add one Toho bead one as in step 22, 23.

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We add 1 Toho bead and go through 11/0 and SD.

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We supplement the edge of the bracelet by threading 2 Toho and passing through SuperDuo, as in the pictures

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After filling one side, we proceed to assemble the beads from the fastener side. We thread 1 Toho and go through the bead 11/0 and SD.

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We add Toho beads one at a time, as in steps 20 and 21.

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We add 1 Toho bead, going through 11/0.

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We thread 6 Toho beads and a split ring. We make a double circle with thread, passing through all the beads again, just like in the pictures.

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This time the thread must come out from the first bead added in step 32.

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 We pass the thread through SD.

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We add one bead as in steps 22, 23.

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We pass the thread through SD.

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We fill the edge as in step 28 (add 2 Toho between SD).

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After filling the entire edge with beads, it remains for us to secure and hide the end of the thread.
Passing under the thread on which is SD, we create a loop. We go through the loops, tightening the knot.

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Thread the end of the thread through a few nearest beads. We cut the excess.

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We do the same with the beginning of the thread, except that we first untie the thread (stopping bead).

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Hang the jump ring on the clasp and attach it to the split ring. 

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Bracelet ready :).

I am very curious to see your version of this bracelet. Don't forget to show off on our Facebook Group!

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