Sunday, February 13, 2011
Beaded Bead #1 Tut
Let's start with this one. http://vyolina.skyrock.com/83.html I'm doing this in stripes like her tut, to show the stitches better, but it would look great in a solid color also. Use delica's for this herringbone stitch. Keep tension tight.
Be sure your thread does not twist when making the herring bone stitch, keep the thread straight out of one bead and into the next without twisting. Don't be put off by the number of
steps I have here, I tried to go really slow :)
Step 1 - Thread on 8 black delica's and tie in a circle. Pass needle through the first bead on.
Step 2 - Add 2 black beads and go through the next 2 bead, repeat around, adding 2, passing through 2 - After you add the last 2 and pass through the last 2, pass the needle up through
the 1 bead added in this step.
Step 3 - Add 2 beads and go back down through the next bead (bead #2 in above step). You are
creating herring bone stitches here.
Step 4 - Add 1 copper bead and go up through next 'corner' bead
Step 5 - Repeat Steps 3 and 4 - 3 more times - ending with passing the needle up through the first bead added in Step 3.
Step 6 - Add 2 black beads - and down through only 1 of the black beads in this herringbone stitch.
Step 7 - Add 1 copper bead, pass through the previous copper bead and add another copper bead. Pass needle through the black bead of herringbone stitch. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 around.
Step 7a - come up through 2 black herringbone beads to be in position to start next row
Step 8 - Add 2 black beads and create herringbone stitch. Add 1 Silver bead and go through
1 copper bead, add 2 copper beads and create herringbone stitch coming done through copper
bead, add 1 silver bead and come up through black herring bone stitch. Repeat around ending
Step 9 - coming up through 2 black beads in position for the next black herringbone stitch