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Attach the clasp of your choice to a rope of tubular herringbone with this secure attachment technique.
Tubular Herringbone Piece
Large bead (we used an 8mm crystal rondell)
Size 12 English Beading Needles
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Perfect End Thread Burner
Once you have completed your tubular herringbone piece, make sure that the needle is exiting from the first A bead in the last row.
String a large bead that is wide enough in diameter to cover most of the end of the tubular herringbone. In this case, we are using an 8mm crystal rondelle.
String on the clasp.
Go back down through the large bead.
Go back down through the next bead in the last row of seed beads.
Go back up through the next bead.
Go back up through the large bead.
Go through the clasp again and back down through the large bead.
Again, go back up through the next bead.
Again, go through the clasp and back down through the large bead.
Go down through the next bead in the last row of seed beads.
Again, go up through the large bead.
Go through the clasp and back down the large bead.
Go through the next bead in the last row of seed beads.
Congratulations! You have now attached one side of the clasp. Finish off the thread by weaving it down and through the tubular herringbone several times as shown in the Basic Herringbone Stitch.
Repeat steps 1-19 using a jump ring or the other side of the clasp.
Congratulations, you have attached a clasp to a tubular herringbone piece!