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HERRINGBONE BUGLE & CRYSTAL BAND

©2005, updated 2020 Deborah Roberti

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Use herringbone, brick and ladder stitch to create these fun bands from bugle beads, Miyuki size 11 Delica beads and 4mm fire-polished, round or bicone crystal beads. This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions and no prior knowledge of any of the beading stitches is necessary. Although the pattern directions create a band that measures about .6 inches wide (the width of eight bugle beads), once you get the hang of the stitches and design, you can make your band any width you want by adding more bugle beads in the initial base row. In addition, I recently added substitution instructions for using Tubelet beads instead of bugle beads, along with size 8/0 seed beads and 6mm beads, to create a heavier and more substantial bracelet (see below).

New in 2020: Added a variation using Tubelet beads (produced in the Czech Republic exclusively for The Potomac Bead Company) as a substitute for bugle beads. Czech Tubelet beads measure 6x2.8mm, have a lovely weight, soft rounded edges and come in some lovely Czech coatings and finishes. A complete selection is available by clicking HERE at PotomacBeads.com.

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Stitch: Ladder, flat herringbone and brick stitch

Beads Used: Bugle bead version: Size 11 Delica beads, 4mm beads (fire-polished, round or bicone crystal beads) and 6mm or 9mm bugle beads (although quite honestly, any length bugle beads will work just fine). Tubelet bead version: Size 8/0 seed beads, 6mm beads (fire-polished, round or bicone crystal beads) and 6x2.8mm Czech Tubelet beads.

Approx Finished Size: Bugle bead version: About .6 inches wide (with instructions for creating wider bands) to desired length. Tubelet bead version: About an inch wide to desired length.

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $4.00

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Beads used in the photo above:

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Original version (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 350 size 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads: Miyuki Delica #38 Palladium Plated
• About 80 size 6mm bugle beads: Dyna-Mites Silver-lined rainbow purple
• About 18 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Light Amethyst

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Picasso/Bronze version (for a 6.5-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 350 size 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads: Miyuki Delica #22L Light Bronze
• About 80 size 6mm bugle beads: 6mm Miyuki #2031 Opaque Matte Leaf Green
• About 18 size 4mm round beads: Opaque Turquoise Picasso

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Purple/Silver version (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 350 size 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads: Miyuki Delica #38 Palladium Plated
• About 80 size 9mm bugle beads: Toho #461 Higher Metallic Grape
• About 18 size 4mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski Amethyst AB2X

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Tourquoise/Pink version (for a 6.5-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 500 size 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads: Miyuki #331 24 KT Gold Plated and Miyuki #1850 Duracoat Eggplant
• About 120 size 6mm bugle beads: Transparent Matte Teal AB #2405FR
• About 26 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Saturated Metallic Spring

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band

Bronze/Brick version (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 700 size 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads: Miyuki Delica #22L Light Bronze
• About 140 size 9mm bugle beads: Toho #703 Matte Cabernet
• About 30 size 4mm beads: Opaque Red Bronze Picasso

Herringbone Bugle & Crystal Band using Tubelet beads instead of bugle beads

Tubelet bead version (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• About 300 size 8/0 beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze and Miyuki #4514 Picasso Opaque Seafoam Green
• About 80 size 6x2.8mm Czech Tubelet beads: White Baby Blue Luster
• About 16 size 6mm fire-polished beads: Luster Opaque Green

 

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