Would you like to learn a way to speed up making a herringbone bracelet? I made this metallic bracelet in a quarter of the time it would have taken to make a traditional herringbone bracelet. Stitching the herringbone weave with size 11 seed beads can take a lot of time, especially if you’ve chosen to have a wide bracelet. So how about learning a trick to make a speedy herringbone bracelet?
See this post to learn the basics of how-to herringbone stitch. After you make the ladder stitch base and have added about 3 rows in the herringbone stitch, add several beads to your thread creating the loops below. The number of beads you add is strictly your choice.
Then pass your needle up through one half the beads on your loop.
Add 2 beads to your needle, and pass it through the next bead and through the top bead of the next loop.
Pull tight. Add 2 beads to your needle and continue going through the tops of the loops just like regular herringbone stitching.
I added a third row of regular herringbone stitching before creating a new set of loops. It’s totally up to you how many herringbone rows you want between your loops. Using the same concept I created this colorful bracelet. You can create one to suit your own wardrobe.
Two very different looks with the same idea. You can increase the number of herringbone stitched rows to more than 3. It’s all up to want you how you want your bracelet to look. Let your own creativity show.
I hope you enjoy making yourself a speedy herringbone bracelet. Happy beading!!