Two-Hole Bead Romance Bracelet—Free Pattern
The two-hole bead romance bracelet is created using the herringbone stitch. The beads you’ll need to create it are the two-hole es-o mini beads, seed beads, and pearls. The size of the two-hole romance bracelet, including clasp, is 6 1/2″ long.
- 2 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated (A)
- 8 8/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated (B)
- Hank 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Charlotte Black (C)
- 24 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Pink Airy (D)
- 16 3mm Japanese Seed Beads Black(E)
- 4 3mm Czech Glass Pearls White (F)
- Toggle Clasp Silver
- Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.15mm (.006”)–Black
- Big Eye Needle
Instructions—Two-Hole Bead Romance Bracelet
The color of es-o mini in the instructional photos is Blue Zircon.
Thread length—start with the longest piece of thread with which you are comfortable working. You will need to add additional thread.
- Pick up 4B, leaving a 6” tail. Form a ring by passing through the beads again. Tie an overhand knot and pass through the next bead.
- Pick up 3D. Pass through the B below (the one that the thread is exiting) and the next B. Repeat three more times.
- The needle should be exiting a B. Pick up 3C and pass through the next B. Repeat three more times. Step up by passing the first 2C picked up in this step and the second hole of the nearest D.
- Fill in spaces along the outside edge. Pick up 1E and pass through the second hole of the next D—twice.
- Pick up 1A. Pass through the next D.
- Repeat step four. Pass through the next D. Repeat the following steps: four, five, and four. Step up by pass through the next D and E.
- Add a 2E to all four corners. Pick up 2E. Pass through the next E. Weave through bead until you reach the next corner. After the fourth corner you will step up by weaving through beads and end up exiting the first E added to the first corner.
You will create the band directly off the focal component. The band has a right side and left side. Each side of the band will be comprised of two herringbone strips worked off the corners.
- Your thread should be exiting the first bead of the corner pair of E beads. Start working in the herringbone stitch. Pick up 2C. Pass down through the E below. Then pass up through the first E and the first C picked up. Work an additional 12 stitches for a total of 13 herringbone stitches.
- Repeat step one for the remaining three corners.
Join two herringbone strips
- The right and left band are separated by an A bead. (The A beads are circled in red in the photo below. ) For this part you’ll be using only one thread. The needle that is exiting the inside seed bead. (Where the blue arrow is pointing.) Pick up 2D. Pass down through seed bead of the second band. Pass the needle up through the next seed bead and D. (The second hole of the second D.) Pick up 1D and 2C. Pass down through the second hole. Pick up 1D and 2C. Pass down through the second hole. Complete the circuit by passing down through the next D and seed bead below. Pass up through the next seed bead and the D above. Embellish with 3mm white pearl. Pick up pearl and pass through the next D. Weave threads so that they exiting from the black seed beads.
Resume working as two herringbone strips
Continue working in the herringbone stitch using C. You should have nine stitches after the es-o mini bead.
Combine into one herringbone strip
You will use one thread for the following steps. You might need to weave your thread into the correct position. (The right side of the bracelet should be facing you.) The thread should be exiting the outside seed bead of the right herringbone strip.
- Pick up 1D and 2C, pass down through the second hole and the seed bead below. Pass the needle up through the next C. Pick up 1D and 2C. Pass down through the second hole of D and the C below it.
- Weave through beads and ending up exiting one of the center C beads. Work one herringbone stitch using C.
- Fill in two spaces using B. Pick up 1B. Pass down the next C, D and the C below it. Pass back up the next C and D. Weave through beads to position yourself to fill in the second space and then do so. Step up for the next step by weaving through the beads and ending up exiting the inside edge hole D.
- Embellish with F. Pick up 1F and pass down through the next D. Step up by weaving through the beads and ending up exiting the herringbone stitch created in step two.
- Work nine more herringbone stitches using C.
- Complete the other half of the band starting with Join two herringbone strips.
Pass the needle through the loop of the clasp. Complete the circuit by passing down through C and up through the starter bead. Repeat thread path until secure. Attach the other half of the clasp to the other side of the band in the same manner. Weave in thread ends and trim.