Project by Danielle Wickes
Sample by Kate Richbourg
1 Spool KO Thread (Kate is using Denim but you can choose what you like with these colors, too!)
1 Strand 4mm Matte Iris Blue Czech Fire Polish
1 Strand 3mm Marsala Czech Fire Polish
1 Tube 11-4222 Duracoat Galvanized Pewter 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads
1 Tube 11-2075 Matte Opaque Cobalt Luster 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads
1 Tube 8-2040 Matte Metallic Brick Red 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads
1 Tube 8-642 Dyed Salmon Silver Lined Alabaster 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads
1 Pair Crescent Crimp Ends- Antique Brass
1 Pair Earwires (Kate's using Bronze Dot!)
You'll also want to have nylon jaw pliers, chain nose pliers, thread snips, a thread burner, and E6000 glue!
Find Danielle's original project handout at this link.
Here is Kate's Row-by-Row directions.
ROW 1: Using 11/0 seed beads, make a Herringbone base row with a double stack of 8 beads across. (Kate used the Matte Opaque Cobalt Luster)
ROW 2 & 3: Using 8/0 seed beads, make a Herringbone row using a single stack of 8 beads across. (Kate used the Matte Matte Metallic Brick Red)
ROW 4: Using 8/0 seed beads, repeat Row 2. Add an 11/0 seed bead between each herringbone section. (Kate used Salmon Silver Lined 8/0 and Cobalt Blue 11/0)
ROW 5: Repeat Row 4.
ROW 6: Repeat Row 4 using two seed beads between each herringbone stack.
ROW 7: Use 3mm Marsala Fire Polish to make the herringbone segment and use the 4mm Iris Blue Firepolish between each stack as done with the 11/0 seed beads in previous rows.
ROW 8: Starting with the first herringbone segment, make a three-drop picot using two galvanized pewter and one cobalt 11/0. Use one galvanized pewter 11/0, one 3mm Marsala Firepolish and one galvanized pewter 11/0 between each herringbone section. Repeat until end of row. Weave off end, or if enough thread remains, weave thread up to start of Row 1 and add two double stack rows of herringbone stitch. This is the segment for gluing the crescent crimp. If using a larger crimp, like the Marrakesh Crimp, add a final 5th row of 11/0 seed beads. Glue crimp in place using E600 or Zap Glue. Let cure and add ear wire or other adornments as desired.