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SUPERDUO TRIANGLE WEAVE BAND

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

Many of you have tried my free Triangle Weave Band tutorial that uses single-hole crystal beads but the triangle weave stitch (a variation of right-angle weave) also works great with two-hole beads like SuperDuo beads!

Downloadable PDF, links to exact beads used and more colorways at the end of the page.

MATERIALS
(for a 7-inch bracelet, not including the length of your clasp)
• About 4 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 250 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads
• About 32 size 15/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads
• About 35 size 4mm beads (I used fire-polished beads but any type of 4mm bead will work fine)
• About 102 SuperDuo beads (SuperDuos can be one color, two different colors, three different colors or a combination of solid colors and SuperDuo Duet beads)
• clasp

Step 1: Start with a length of FireLine that you are comfortable working with and add more as you need it.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching one end of your clasp, string an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 11/0 seed bead and three SuperDuo beads.

Tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you just strung (highlighted in RED):

NOTE: In the steps that follow, you’ll be adding SuperDuo beads in sets of three. Each set can be all one color, two different colors, three different colors or a combination of solid colors and SuperDuo Duet beads—the color combinations are endless. As you add each set of three SuperDuo beads, make sure that the outer SuperDuo bead holes are open and not clogged.

Step 3: Go back around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead, the 11/0 seed bead and the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 11/0 seed bead, three SuperDuo beads and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go around and up through the 4mm bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

Again, make sure the outer holes of the three SuperDuo beads are open and not clogged.

Step 5: Go back around through the beads that you just added (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: Go back around through the 11/0 seed bead and the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 11/0 seed bead, three SuperDuo beads and an 11/0 seed bead, making sure that the outer holes of the three SuperDuo beads are open as you add them.

Go around and down through the 4mm bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

Step 8: Go back around through the beads that you just added (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: Go back up through the 11/0 seed bead and the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 11/0 seed bead, three SuperDuo beads and an 11/0 seed bead, making sure that the outer holes of the three SuperDuo beads are open as you add them.

Go around and up through the 4mm bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: Go back around through the beads that you just added (highlighted in RED):


Step 12: Repeat Step 6 to Step 11 until your band is the length you want, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 13: Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outer hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Next you will add 11/0 seed beads in the gap between the SuperDuo beads and 15/0 seed beads in between each set of three SuperDuo beads.

Step 15: String an 11/0 seed bead. Go across through the outer hole of the middle SuperDuo bead in this set of three SuperDuo beads (highlighted in RED).

String another 11/0 seed bead. Go across through the outer hole of the last SuperDuo bead in this set of three SuperDuo beads (highlighted in RED):

Step 16: String a 15/0 seed bead. Go through the outer hole of the SuperDuo bead in the next set of three SuperDuo beads (highlighted in RED):

Step 17: String an 11/0 seed bead. Go across through the outer hole of the middle SuperDuo bead in this set of three SuperDuo beads (highlighted in RED).

String another 11/0 seed bead. Go across through the outer hole of the last SuperDuo bead in this set of three SuperDuo beads (highlighted in RED):

Step 18: Repeat Step 16 and Step 17 all the way across the bottom of the band, adding 11/0 seed beads between each SuperDuo bead and 15/0 seed beads in between each set of three SuperDuo beads:

Step 19: String two 11/0 seed beads. Go up through the two 11/0 seed beads, the 4mm bead and the 11/0 seed bead above (highlighted in RED):

Step 20: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outer hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 21: Repeat Step 15 to Step 18 all the way across the top of the band, adding 11/0 seed beads between each SuperDuo bead and 15/0 seed beads in between each set of three SuperDuo beads:

Step 22: String two 11/0 seed beads. Go down through the two 11/0 seed beads and 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 23: To attach your clasp, string two 11/0 seed beads. Go through your clasp and then back through the last 11/0 seed bead that you just strung:

NOTE: To make your band longer, just add more seed beads than directed in this step and the next.

Step 24: String four 11/0 seed beads. Go back down through the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:


Step 25: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the clasp several times
to reinforce your attachment to the clasp:

Use excess thread to go back through the beads along the outer edges, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Step 26: To attach the clasp to the other end of your band, thread your needle with the tail thread from Step 1. Weave your way around through the beads highlighted in RED and repeat Step 23 to Step 25:

 

 

Beads used in the photo above

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

Violet/Green version:
• About 250 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4488 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Rocailles Light Orchid
• About 32 size 15/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4488 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Rocailles Light Orchid
• About 35 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Milky Peridot
• About 102 SuperDuo beads: Opal Dark Violet White Luster

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

Lavender version:
• About 250 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• About 32 size 15/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Czech #55006 Crystal Labrador Full Czech Coating on Miyuki Rocailles
• About 35 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Dark Amethyst Opal (discontinued, close substitute would be Milky Light Amethyst or Amethyst Opal)
• About 102 SuperDuo beads: Opaque Nebula

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

Bondeli version

Left (two colors):
• About 250 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 32 size 15/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 35 size 4mm round beads: Pearl Coat Fiesta Pearl Colors - Turquoise Blue
• About 102 SuperDuo beads: 68 Bondeli Matte Mint and 34 Bondeli Matte Lilac

Right (three colors):
• About 250 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 32 size 15/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 35 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Matte Metallic Flax
• About 102 SuperDuo beads: 34 Bondeli Matte Matte Orange, 34 Bondeli Matte Matte Lime and 34 Bondeli Matte Blue Raspberry

More pictures!

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern

 

SuperDuo Triangle Weave Band, free SuperDuo pattern