Twisted Tubular Herringbone Tutorial



  • Twisted Tubular/Spiral Herringbone Stitch- DIY Jewelry making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
In this video tutorial from PotomacBeads, Allie re-shoots a popular video done several years ago. Some questions were asked about the previous video that have prompted a desire to re-record this technique. This twisted tubular herringbone stitch uses Toho (or Miyuki) 8/0 seed beads, Wildfire thread, and your choice of clasp. Enjoy!

Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The designer's suggested colors & materials:
  • Toho Seed Beads - Semi-Glazed Rainbow Olive 8/0
  • Toho Seed Beads - Semi-Glazed Rainbow Blue Turquoise 8/0
  • Toho Seed Beads - Semi-Glazed Rainbow Burnt Orange 8/0
  • Claspgarten Double Oyster Shell Box Push Clasp | 11mm
  • Quick Project Steps

    Prepare Materials: Gather three colors of 8/0 Toho seed beads, beading thread, a needle, and a clasp.
    Start with Ladder Stitch: Create a base using ladder stitch with your chosen seed beads.
    Begin Tubular Herringbone: Transition to the tubular herringbone stitch, adding beads in pairs and following a specific color order to start the spiral effect.
    Manage Thread: Learn to add and secure additional thread as needed. Continue Beading: Keep adding rows, paying attention to the step-up technique for the spiral effect.
    Finish with Clasp: Attach the clasp and secure the ends for a polished look.

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