Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone stitch in beadwork is also known as Ndebele, drawing that name from the South African tribe that developed this beadweaving stitch. Herringbone stitch can be started using a ladder of seed beads in a manner similar to brick stitch, or it can be started using a more traditional method that is similar to flat peyote stitch. Herringbone stitch is an extremely versatile beadweaving stitch and can be done in flat, tubular and circular variations. Tubular herringbone stitch is a widely used method for creating intricate beaded ropes, and flat herringbone stitch can be shaped simply by using a variety of sizes of beads in the beadweaving.

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Bead a Tiny Cornucopia with Spiral Herringbone Stitch

I love Thanksgiving! What’s better than a holiday focused on being with family and friends, wallowing in gratitude, and well, FOOD! I was thinking of ways to decorate my Thanksgiving-feast table, looking around the house for things that might work in order to create an old-fashioned cornucopia. I gave up. Instead, I decided to design…

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Beadweaving Beyond the Basics

Looking for some handmade holiday gifts to create for your friends and family? In Beadweaving Beyond the Basics, Kassie Shaw’s latest book, Kassie explores several of her favorite stitches. Some are classics such as herringbone stitch, peyote stitch, and St. Petersburg chain, while others are Kassie’s own innovative variations on Right Angle Weave. The clearly illustrated…

The Only List of Herringbone Stitch Projects You’ll Need

The Only List of Herringbone Stitch Projects You’ll Need Herringbone stitch in beadwork is also known as Ndebele, drawing that name from the South African tribe that developed this beadweaving stitch. Herringbone stitch can be started using a ladder of seed beads in a manner similar to brick stitch, or it can be started using a…

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The Return Of the Beaded Amulet Bag?

A few months ago, bead artist Marcia DeCoster asked a question on Facebook: are you ready for the return of the beaded amulet bag? My very first peyote stitch amulet bag, circa 2001, made with cylinder beads and bugle beads! I have so many wonderful memories of how I got started learning how to bead…

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Melinda's Top 10 Lessons Learned from Beads

Top 10 Lessons Learned from Beads In each issue of Beadwork we introduce our contributors in a fun way by asking them to answer a bead-related question, then we feature their answers in our Contributors department. With questions such as "Do you actually wear the jewelry you make?" and "How do you REALLY feel about…