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LEARN and CREATE – “Like no other” herringbone rope

The herringbone stitch an old-timer? No way, the newer shaped beads, such as the Cali bead, can be perfectly integrated and offer a different and very modern look to the traditional herringbone stitch. The start may be a little challenging, but it will end up being an easy and quickly made project.

Challenge:

As you are working with different sizes, going from tiny to relatively big beads, you need to maintain a firm thread tension and keep the Cali beads straight.

Like no other, herringbone

Supplies for the “Like no other” herringbone rope:

  • 3x8 mm Czech Cali beads with three holes
  • 15/0 Japanese Miyuki seed beads
  • 3x3 mm faceted Czech beads for the intersection
  • S-lon thread or polyethylene (fishing line), John James needles # 10 or #12
  • scissors and a bead mat

Weaving instructions for the “Like no other” herringbone rope:

  • check the holes of the beads before stringing them
  • take a comfortable length of thread

Like no other, herringbone - start

  • first round: pick up one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead equaling a total of four Cali-seed bead sets
  • keep a 20 cm tail thread, so you can add the clasp later on without problems

Like no other, herringbone - base

  • to form a circular base, make a second pass through all the beads as well as the first Cali bead

Like no other, herringbone - step-up second round with 3 mm bead

  • second round: pick up a 3 mm bead and make a step-up by passing your needle through the second hole of the Cali you just exited, in other words make a U-turn

Like no other, herringbone - round 2

  • pick up a 3 mm bead and pass the needle through the second hole of the next Cali, repeat two more times and tighten your thread
  • note: while the 3 mm beads are maintaining the round shape, the Cali beads form strong V-lines. To work comfortably maintain the Cali beads nicely vertical.

Like no other, herringbone -step-up round three

  • third round: make a step-up by passing your needle through the third hole of the Cali you just exited, in other words make a U-turn

Like no other, herringbone - round 3 add Cali, seed bead, Cali

  • pick up one Cali, one seed bead, one Cali and go with your needle through the next Cali bead
  • pick up a seed bead and go through the next Cali

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – “Like no other” herringbone rope - part 2

CONTINUATION: "Like no other" herringbone rope

Like no other, herringbone - round 3

  • pick up one Cali, one seed bead, one Cali and go through the next Cali bead

Like no other, herringbone - completing round 3

  • pick up a seed bead and go through the next Cali as well as through the bottom hole of the first Cali you added in this round
  • note: when you add Cali beads you are starting the next round, when you add just one seed bead you tighten the structure

Like no other, herringbone - step-up or U-turn round 4

  • fourth round: make a step-up by passing your needle through the second hole of the Cali you just exited, in other words make a U-turn

Like no other, herringbone -round 4, top view

  • pick up a 3 mm bead and pass the needle through the second hole of the next Cali, repeat three more times
  • note: ignore the seed bead of the previous round
  • next round: see third round
  • next round: see fourth round
  • continue building up the rope by adding round three and four alternately
  • proceed until you have the desired length by repeating the instructions of the third and fourth round and end in a way similar to the start
  • to finish off the rope, you could add on each side a large bead cap or a small rondelle bead
  • add a toggle clasp and enjoy!

Like no other, herringbone - side view

Suggestions:

  • to accentuate the V-shapes, choose the 3x3 mm bead in a contrasting color
  • play with color variations for the Cali bead and keep the other beads in one color scheme

Thank you for choosing your beads and findings @ https://dunebeads.com/en/czech-cali-beads-with-3-holes !

Happy day, see you soon!