Double Herringbone Bracelet with Superduo Beads Tutorial
How about another herringbone bracelet made with Superduo beads? This video tutorial shows you how to use these cool beads in a bracelet project that has you seeing double.
I’m glad that I bought a whole bunch of the Superduo beads when I found them on sale, so I can continue making new projects!
What’s Double Herringbone?
Well, I probably just made up the title to fit this project. I call it double herringbone for two reasons.
- There are two columns of herringbone running lengthwise.
- There is a fringe that has a herringbone look to it.
In any case, it’s a fun project, and it actually does work up pretty fast. It’s more substantial than my original herringbone Superduo bracelet tutorial, so if you want something a little more eye-catching, this may be it for you.
Supplies and Video Tutorial
Of course, you will need plenty of Superduo beads for this project. The bracelet I made is about 7.5″, and it used about 20 grams of the beads. And another sun bead you’ll use is the 4x7mm magatama beads.
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As far as supplies go, you will need the following:
- 10 grams Superduo beads, Ruby Luster
- 10 grams Superduo beads, Copper Turquoise
- 12 grams 4x7mm Magatama beads, Platinum
- 2 grams size 11 seed beasds, permanently galavanized silver
- Clasp of your choice (I use a magnetic tube clasp in the video)
- 4 jump rings, 3.5mm inside diameter
- Thread of your choice (I am using One-G in the video in Beige)
- Size 11 beading needle (size 12 would also work)
- Scissors and/or thread burner
- Beeswax or micro-crystalline wax to make the thread “stickier”
I rarely use beeswax or other thread conditioners, but I found it to be necessary for this project. The Superduo beads get very slippery while you are doing the double row of herringbone. I tried it several times without using the micro-crystalline wax, then finally gave up and waxed my thread. Ahhh, success! Just don’t use Thread Heaven for this project, because Thread Heaven doesn’t make the thread “grab” the beads.
I hope that you have enjoyed this video! Please go ahead and check out all the other neat projects and tutorials on this site…and get beading!