Twin addiction tutorial!

April 9, 2014 , In: General, Tutorials
Good morning I know I am a bit late in posting today but I hope you feel it was worth the wait.  I have gotten so many compliments on the twin rope I did in these two necklaces. 


 I think you all know how much I love twin beads by Preciosa and I really want to get you all as addicted as I am.  I want all the twins!!!!!  So here you go!


Start with 11/0 seed beads and coordinating twin beads.


Step 1 – Pick up an 11, a twin, 11 and twin.


Step 2 – go through all the beads and exit the first 11.


This is what it will look like


Step 3 – Pick up 3 11’s and pass back through the starting 11. Go through the twin and the 11 on the opposite side.


Step 4 – Add 3 11’s and pass through the twin and 11 on the opposite side.
go up through the next 2 11’s.
Step 5 – Pick up an 11, a twin and an 11 and pass back through the starting 11.
Step 6 – Pass the needle through the top hole of the twin and pick up 2 11’s.  Pass your needle through the 11 next to the twin added in the previous step and the twin.  It does get a little fiddly at this point but it will snug up. 
Pass the needle through the top 11 in the next section.
Step 7 – Pick up an 11 and a twin and pass through the side bead added in previous step and the starting 11 in this step.  Here is where it will all start to cinch together.
Without adding any beads pass through the top hole of the twin and the side bead of the first set of beads added in Step 5
As you pull the thread you will see how it comes together.


Step 8 – Pick up an 11 and pass through the side bead added in Step 7 , the twin , the 11 and exit the bead you just added.
This is how it will look.


Pass through the next twin, 11, twin and exit the 11.  This will strengthen the thread path.
Go back to step one and repeat all the steps again.

 So tell me what do you think of this?  How will you use it?  Will you want all the twins too?



Kristen Stevens

Kristen Stevens has always been a crafter of sorts.  Cross stitch, quilting, quilling, knitting, and since 2009 totally addicted to seed beads.  Then the discovery of art beads added to the addiction.  She has been complimented on her unique approach to blend colors, shapes and inspiration from the art beads and nature. She has also been writing her own tutorials. 
  1. Reply

    Thank you!! Love the rope, and will certainly use it..

  2. Reply

    Hi Kristen, I too am charmed by twin beads thank you for this tutorial.

  3. Reply

    This is lovely! I have a pendant that needs a substantial rope and this looks like it!! (: BTW..How many twins appr for a 16-18 inch rope?

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