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How to make a twisted rope of TOHO beads - Twisted Herringbone Stitch

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Designed by: Alicja Czapla

Difficulty: Intermediate


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!


 Remember, our tutorials are for inspiration and learning the technique. It’s up to you which colours you choose.

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String 4 11/0 TOHO beads.

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Pass the thread through all beads again.

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Pull the thread to make a circle. Tie a knot using your working and tail threads.

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Pass through 2 beads.

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Step 5

String 2 11/0 TOHO and pass through one bead.

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Step 6

String 1 15/0 TOHO bead and pass diagonally through one red bead, as shown in the picture.

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Step 7

String 2 red beads and pass through one 11/0 TOHO bead.

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String 1 15/0 TOHO bead and pass the needle through the bead as shown (diagonally).

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Our work should look like his:

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Continue adding the beads the same way until you make the desirable length of the rope.

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Using the stitch you can make a rope for a bezeled stone.

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Step 12

What do you think about beaded ropes? Let us know on our Facebook group.

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