Let me tell you a little about the beginner Herringbone spiral bracelet pattern you see here.
About the Beginner Herringbone Spiral Bracelet
This tutorial is an excellent way to learn the spiral variation of tubular herringbone, sometimes known as Herringbone twist. It is suitable for all levels, even if you have no previous beading experience.
I have carefully used colouring to make learning the herringbone spiral as easy as possible.
I have also given you two alternative styles of bangle. You can make a short length of Herringbone twist to then mix with 4mm beads as shown in the main photo. Or you can create a much longer length so that the entire bangle is a herringbone twist. This is what one of my customers, Linda, did. Her pink themed bangle is shown in the gallery photos.
Naturally, you don’t have to make this as a bracelet. This same technique will make a beautiful necklace. Or, the technique is a good one to use for any kind of beaded rope. I have used it in a lot of more advanced projects, combining it with other beaded elements. So, if you are looking to try something like that, then this project would be a good ‘next step’.
Techniques and Materials
If you are completely new to beading, then this beginner Herringbone spiral bracelet pattern is supported with video demonstrations. You can find them all here in this online class.
I have suggested that you work with size 8 seed beads. This is a large enough size to help you learn. But it will also create an elegant spiral. You will need three colours of these beads – about 6g in each colour. You might also want to use some 4mm pearls or crystals if you are making a short length and stringing it onto a bracelet.
In my example, I used a memory wire bracelet, so I didn’t need a clasp. But, you can also make the full length of your bracelet in the spiral stitch, then just add a clasp at the end. You will find support for all of these techniques in the online class. The pattern also provides the link to that.