How to make a twisted rope of TOHO beads - Twisted Herringbone Stitch
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Designed by: Alicja Czapla
Twisted Herringbone Stitch is one of the stitches which are seemingly very complicated, but they prove to be very easy to make. Alicja Czapla has created a short course for you, in which she shows you how to make a twisted TOHO beaded rope using the Twisted Herringbone Stitch. The stitch is perfect for making fine ropes which can be used as a necklace base or a fine bracelet. Have a go for yourself!
- 15/0 and 11/0 TOHO beads
- thin beading needles – e.g. John James beading threads
- jewellery thread – e.g. One-G or Ariadna Tytan 80
- thread cutter or scissors
Remember, our tutorials are for inspiration and learning the technique. It’s up to you which colours you choose.
String 4 11/0 TOHO beads.
Pass the thread through all beads again.
Pull the thread to make a circle. Tie a knot using your working and tail threads.
Pass through 2 beads.
String 2 11/0 TOHO and pass through one bead.
String 1 15/0 TOHO bead and pass diagonally through one red bead, as shown in the picture.
String 2 red beads and pass through one 11/0 TOHO bead.
String 1 15/0 TOHO bead and pass the needle through the bead as shown (diagonally).
Our work should look like his:
Continue adding the beads the same way until you make the desirable length of the rope.
Using the stitch you can make a rope for a bezeled stone.
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