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It looks difficult, but it’s not! It’s just a few stitches of right angle weave rolled into a tubular shape and stitched together.
12 beads (we used 4mm crystal bicone beads)
FireLine (we used size .008" diameter)
Size 12 English Beading Needles
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Try using crystal beads or pearls for a different look.
Cut a piece of thread about 3 feet long, and thread your needle.
String four beads.
Bring the beads down toward the end of your thread, leaving a three-inch tail. Go back through bead A (shown darker). This will create a ring of beads.
Pass your needle back around the ring of beads (B, C, D) and exit again from bead A.
String three beads.
Go back through bead A.
Go through beads B and C.
Go back through bead C.
Go back through bead D and bead A.
You now have a strip of right angle weave three stitches wide.
Fold the strip so the two ends are next to each other. bead C and bead A should be side-by-side.
String one bead.
To connect the strip of right angle weave into a bead, go up through bead C. Pull the thread taut.
Go down through bead A. Pull the thread taut. You now have a four-sided bead.
The bead is not stiff and needs to be reinforced. To reinforce the bead, go through bead B, bead C, bead D and then bead A again.
Rotate the bead.
Continue reinforcing each side of the right angle weave bead several times to make the bead stiff.
Once all of the sides have been reinforced, cut the thread.
Congratulations, you have successfully completed a right angle weave beaded bead!