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Prickly Pear Herringbone Stitch Cuff – PDF Tutorial


These illustrated, step-by-step instructions make a herringbone stitch cuff with an embellished cabochon as the clasp.

You will learn a funky, versatile variation on herringbone stitch that only looks complicated, as well as a classic way to capture a cabochon.

Skill level: Intermediate
Pages: 7

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  • Ladder stitch
  • Herringbone stitch
  • Beaded backstitch (bead embroidery)
  • Peyote stitch
  • Netting


  • 172 4mm cube beads
  • 4 grams size 10 seed beads
  • 1 gram Size 13 seed beads
  • Approx. 60 3mm round pearls
  • 30mm cabochon
  • A piece of ultra suede or leather slightly larger than the cabochon
  • 2 Hook and eye claps
  • Strong glue
  • Size D Nymo thread
  • Thread conditioner
  • Size 12 beading needles
  • Optional: Sharp needles for sewing through leather/ultrasuede

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Please contact me if you want to teach this project to a class.

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