Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tubular Herringbone with Twins

How to make a herringbone chain with Twin beads

I learned how to start this through a pin with only photos to represent how to make the chain, 
here is the original source for the pin:

I also found this site that needs Google translate, unless you speak German, that has a written, but translated, tutorial:

Here are my photos and an English explanation of how to make this beautiful rope!
 Hope this helpful for everyone!

You will need about 2 grams of twin beads per inch. I estimated this based on the 6 inches I got out of a 12 gram culled package.

Size 11/0 beads will also work, but more thread will most likely show.
Made with superduos, more thread also shows. 

Thanks for reading, have fun beading! -Beth


  1. Thanks for sharing. Just ordered some 10/0.

  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/49820850@N03/15356822181 Enjoy!

    1. Rita- those are beautiful!!! Glad you are loving it!

  3. I would like to make this rope but am having trouble around rows 3 and 4, any suggestions or you tube video? thanks. eileen

    1. Eileen, sorry you are having trouble, there isn't a you tube video, but Beading Daily did a blog about this stitch as well. Here is the link, maybe you will have better luck with Jennifer's explanation! http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2014/09/24/quick-and-easy-try-this-herringbone-rope-with-twin-beads.aspx