Two-Hole Bead Cuff Bracelet—Free Tutorial
Learn how to make this two-hole bead cuff bracelet worked in the herringbone stitch.
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Two-Hole Bead Cuff Bracelet Materials
- 48 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated
- Two-Hole Es-O Mini Beads:Bordeaux, Cocoa Airy Pearl, Blue Zircon, Cream Airy Pearl
- 1 Seven Strand Side Lock Clasp Gold
- Beading Thread
- Big Eye Needle
How to Make Two-Hole Bead Cuff Bracelet
Create a ladder stitch base. You will create the base using 8/0 gold seed beads. Pick up four beads. Pass your needle up through the first 2 beads and down through the last 2 beads creating two columns of 2 beads. You will pick up 2 beads for the subsequent stitches. Pick up 2 beads. Pass through previous two and then through the two just added. Continue working in the ladder stitch, to make a ladder that is twelve beads long. Weave thread around so that it is exiting from the last bead on the top.
Start working in the herringbone stitch. First, download the PDF for the two-hole bead cuff bracelet.
Pick up two Bordeaux (B) Es-O mini beads. Pass down through the second gold seed bead and up through the third bead. Repeat to the end of the row. You’ll make the turn for the next row a little differently because you are using two-hole beads. If this bracelet were made using seed beads, then I would tell you to make the turn in the following manner. Pass up through the second to last bead (of the previous row) and back out the last bead added. Although you will pass through the same bead (the last bead picked up), you will pass through a different hole—the second hole of the Es-O mini bead.
Work row two using B. At the end of the row, simply pass your needle through the second hole of the last B picked up. Continue working in the herringbone stitch following the pattern.
The last two rows are worked using the 8/0 gold seed beads.
Attach bracelet to clasp. Weave thread ends in and trim.