Half Tila Herringbone Beaded Necklace Tutorial


Hey beautiful! In today’s tutorial I will show you how to make this, quick to work up, Miyuki Half Tila Herringbone beaded necklace pattern. For this demonstration I am using two different colors of the Half Tila beads, and will alternate the rows in a slim vertical stripe design. For specific materials, and where I recommend purchasing them, please see the list below.

Materials for One 17" Necklace

*** For longer length, you can always add a segment of extender chain to the clasp area if you’d rather not bead a longer length. 🙂

Miyuki Half Tila Beads in 2 Colors:

   #401 Black and #420 White Pearl Ceylon (approx. 3g per color.)

11/0 Seed Beads Miyuki Nickel Plated (approx 1g)

15/0 Seed BeadsMiyuki Nickel Plated (approx 1g)

8-10ft – 6lb Fireline, or beading thread of choice

Beading Needle, Size 10

✔ 2 – Wire Guards (4.5x4mm)

✔ 2 – Jump Rings

✔ 1 – Clasp of Choice

Jewelry Pliers


Bead Mat

More About Two Hole Herringbone:

This pattern is a great springboard for many other types of two-hole herringbone designs. You may change up where the colors are placed, how many colors are used, and even play around with making a wider variety, which is even more similar to the ones featured in the bracelet tutorial.

In addition, a similar method may be used for other two hole beads, including: SuperDuos, CzechMates Diamonds, Rulla Beads, and the list goes on. Have fun playing around with this beadweaving technique, and feel free to leave a comment below!

Half Tila Herringbone Bracelet

While you’re here, definitely check out the Half Tila Herringbone Bracelet tutorial, which will look fabulous with your new necklace!

Great Places to Find Half Tila Beads

Just search for the term “Half Tila,” to check out the wide selection of colors available!

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