HONEYCOMB STACKER

©2017 Deborah Roberti

Honeycomb Stacker

I just love the new laster etched Honeycomb beads that have hit the bead scene so I revised my Tile Bead Stacker to showcase these awesome beads. Triple the length and make some super wrap bracelets!

MATERIALS

(for a 7.25-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 2.5 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads
• About 32 size 4mm beads of any type
• About 15 6x6mm Honeycomb beads
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 2.5 yards of FireLine (or start with a length that you feel comfortable with and add more later).

Leaving about a 6-inch tail that you can weave in and make disappear at any time, string a seed bead and go through the bottom hole of a Honeycomb bead. String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, two seed beads and a 4mm bead.

Tie the beads together in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 2: Go back up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 3: String four seed beads.

NOTE: If you are using Toho brand rocaille seed beads, which are a bit fatter than the Miyuki brand seed beads, you may only need three seed beads in this step and all other steps that call for adding four seed beads.

Go across through the top hole of the Honeycomb bead that you strung in the first step (highlighted in RED):

Step 4: String four seed beads.

Go down through the seed bead, the 4mm bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String a seed bead.

Go through your clasp and then back up through the seed bead that you just strung.
Continue up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Go back up through the 4mm bead and the five seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go across through the bottom hole of a new Honeycomb bead.

String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and down through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 8: To reinforce your attachment to the clasp, go down through the seed bead highlighted in RED, around through your clasp, back up through the seed bead that you just exited and continue up through the seed bead above (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String four seed beads.

Go across through the top hole of the Honeycomb bead that you strung in Step 7 (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: String four seed beads.

Go down through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 12: To reinforce your attachment to the clasp once more, go down through the seed bead highlighted in RED, around through your clasp, back up through the seed bead that you just exited and continue up through the seed bead above (highlighted in RED):

Step 13: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go across through the bottom hole of a new Honeycomb bead.

String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and down through the seed beads and 4mm bead along the right side of the Honeycomb bead below and then go across through the top hole of the next Honeycomb bead below (highlighted in RED):

Step 15: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String four seed beads.

Go across through the top hole of the Honeycomb bead that you strung earlier (highlighted in RED):

Step 17: String four seed beads.

Go down through the seed bead, the 4mm bead and the seed highlighted in RED and continue across through the top hole of the two-hole bead below (highlighted
in RED):

Step 18: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 19: Repeat Step 14 to Step 18 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a third-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 20: To attach the other end of your clasp, string a seed bead, a 4mm bead, two seed beads, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and across through the top hole of the top-most Honeycomb bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 21: Go back up through the seed bead, the 4mm bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 22: String a seed bead. Go through your clasp and then back down through this same seed bead that you just strung.

Continue down through the seed bead, the 4mm bead and seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 23: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 24: Go back around through your clasp and the beads highlighted in RED:

Weave back around and go through your clasp one more time.

Use your extra tail thread to go back through the beads along the outer edge of both sides of your band.

Knot in several places and then cut your thread.

 

Beads used in the photo above:

Honeycomb Stacker

Turquoise/Lavender (left):
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4488 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Rocailles - Light Orchid
• About 32 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Alabaster Metallic Teal
• About 15 Honeycomb beads: Turquoise Green Laser Core Matte AB Honeycomb

Teal/Silver (middle):
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads: #55002 Crystal Czech Aluminium Silver Coating on Miyuki Rocailles
• About 32 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Alabaster Pastel Emerald
• About 15 Honeycomb beads: Jet Laser Core Matte AB Honeycomb

Purple/Turquoise (right):
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4475 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Rocailles - Celedon Blue and Miyuki #4490 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Rocailles - Dark Orchid
• About 32 size 4mm round beads: Saturated Metallic Tawny Port
• About 15 Honeycomb beads: Green Turquoise Shimmer