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Triangle Weave Chain - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Triangle Weave Chain - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Many of us love to bead with uniformity and symmetry and geometric patterns can be an absolute joy. Today we will take a look at Triangle Stitch. It is hugely versatile and can be built upon, embellished and even turned into a circular motif. It is very similar to RAW (Right Angle Weave) and can be worked with a variety of bead combinations - from a single bead in each segment to several beads in different shapes and sizes. 

As with RAW, triangle weave needs a lot of thread, and several passes through each bead or segment. The bead path is worked in a figure of eight and uses a base unit of three beads instead of four. Ready? Let's Stitch!

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Remember - 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 jewellery.

Designed by Joanne - June 2022

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Thread your needle with approx. 2m of thread.

Pick up 2 x A and 1 x B. Leaving a 10cm tail, push them to the end of your thread, pull them into a circle by tying a knot.

Pass through the B bead.

Tension note: Keep it tight throughout.

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Pick up 1 x a and 1 x B.

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Pass through the B bead on the first segment but from the opposite side from which your thread exits.

Sew through this new unit of three again and then pass once more through the two beads just added so that you exit from the B bead.

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Pick up 1 x a and 1 x B.

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Again, pass through the B bead on the first segment but from the opposite side. from which your thread exits.

Sew through this new unit of three again and then pass once more through the two beads just added so that you exit from the B bead.

Continue adding beads in the same manner until your desire length of chain is reached.

Allow and extra 30mm for your findings to the total finished length required.

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Secure your threads. Your Triangle Weave Chain is now complete.

If you are new to beading, you can learn how to secure a short thread and add more to continue your beading project HERE.

To embellish the chain: Add another approx. 1.5m of thread to continue your beading. ensuring your thread exits the first A bead added at the beginning.

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Working from right to left: Pick up 1 PB, 1 TB and 1 PB and pass through the next A bead along on the triangle chain.

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Pick up 1 PB, 1 SK and 3 PB.

Note the which hole you need to enter on the SK and keep it consistent throughout. Pass up through the right hand single hole.

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Pass down through the second hole on top of the SK and pick up another PB.

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Pass through the next A bead along.

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 Continuing from right to left, pick up 1 PB, 1 SK and 3 PB - Pass down through the second hole on top of the SK and pick up another PB - Pass through the next A bead along the triangle chain.

Add beads in this manner for the entire length of triangle chain..

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When you get to the end/corner of the row, pick up 1 PB, 1 TB and 1 PB and pass through the next A bead along on the triangle chain, as in step 7.

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Continue adding beads along the other side of the chain until all gaps between A & B beads are filled.

Now we will strengthen the embellishments just added.

Following the bead path, pass through the next A bead, the PB and up through the SK. Now we want to turn the 3 beads above the SK into a firm triangle. To do this we simply bypass the second PB: Pass through the first and third PB sitting on top of the SK and down through the second hole on top of the SK Pull snug.

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Pass through the next PB, B bead and PB. Pass up through the SK and through the first and third PB sitting on top of the SK (pull snug). Pass down through the second hole on top of the SK.

Repeat for the entire chain. Secure and tie off your thread.

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Now to utilise the TB added at each end.

Open a jump ring and pass it through one of the TB and close.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to use jump rings HERE.

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Using a second jump ring, attach the lobster clasp to the jump ring just added to the TB.

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Add a jump ring to the TB at the other end.

Attach a larger jump ring to this one.

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