Learn Tubular Chenille Stitch with New 2 mm Swarovski Pearls!

Learn Tubular Chenille Stitch with New 2 mm Swarovski Pearls!


Hi, everyone! Leah here from Eureka
CrystalBeads.com with another helpful beading video for you before I get
started just a quick reminder to go check out the rest of our Channel and if
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always know when we’re posting new content so today what I have for you is
a fun project using tubular chenille stitch and I think this stitch is so
much fun it works up really fast really easy and what’s nice about it is it
looks similar to tubular netting only it’s constructed differently as far as
how you’re actually putting it together even though the final product looks like
tubular netting but because of that difference in construction it retains
its tubular-ness very very well it’s a very sturdy tube unlike flat netting I
mean unlike I’m tubular netting which eventually kind of just like flattens
out this doesn’t do that which is so fantastic so all I did once I was done
with the actual chenille tube is I just strung some soft flex through it and
crimped it to a clasp just really cleanly and simply and it’s a really
nice fast strong bracelet so if they’re actually really good for gifts so what
I’m gonna be using today are some Swarovski I’m sorry these are the seed
beads these aren’t the Swarovski pearls some size 11 seed beads these are Toho
but Miyuki works just fine as well and then we have Swarovski’s newest pearl
size which are these beautiful teeny tiny 2 millimeter Swarovski pearls so
that’s what this bracelet is gonna feature you could certainly use little
crystals as well but I really wanted to show off these really stunning teeny
tiny pearls so the tubular chenille stitch it is very reminiscent at times
of herringbone especially how we get it started so that’s will so we’ll jump
right to it I’m gonna start by doing a little section of ladder stitch so I’m
going to pick up two of my little pearls here and then I’m gonna pick up two more and I’m gonna loop back around through
the first two pearls so that way my needle and my working thread are both
coming out of the same side of the same bead if you pull this all the way down
these second two pearls you picked up are gonna sit right next to the first
two that you picked up now we’re going to go down the second two and I will give you plenty of close-ups
of all of this so don’t you worry just like that that’s what we have now I’m gonna pick up another two pearls and I’m gonna circle back down through the second two that I picked up if I can see in there, I’ll have to turn this a little bit just like that so again my working thread here is
coming is coming out of the same spot that my needle is same exact place and
you pull this down and the second two should sit right next to the two that we
were coming out of just like that and now we’re gonna go up the two that we
just added and this is what we have so our little ladder stitch section is now halfway done we have to do this just a few more
times so pick up another two loop back around through the two that we’re coming
out of just like that pull it down we’re gonna sit next to the two that we were
coming out of and now go through the two at the end just keep looping around okay, that’s what we got – two more times go a little quicker now just like this, loop back through and then down the two new ones now with this particular color scheme I could get away
with using light or dark fireline I did choose to use dark fine line just to
make it easier for you to see in the video okay, once more… once more… pull it all the way through and then go back up the two at
the end that we just picked up alright so we have our little
little ladder stitch section completed which is two beads high and six units
across so now we’re going to sew this into a circle so you’re just going to go
ahead and fold this in half and if you look at it from both those ends we have
the two that we’re coming out coming out of that we ended with and then we have
the very two that we started with we’re gonna go and circle into those that way
it secures this into a little tube so if you’re coming down from those two there
we’re gonna head up these two here make sure you get a nice clear view and then circle down the two that we were already coming out of previously okay so you can see the little thread path right there where we circled up into the first two
and you can see that little thread path there how we just kind of went right in
a circle and if you pull it down nice and tight it pulls them together and we
have this little tube now the little tube may not look like a perfect little
tube as you can see it wants to squish a little bit something that I find helpful
at this stage of the game is I get an awl I think every beader should have an
awl these are a great little tool they’re only a couple of bucks
they’re incredibly helpful for so many things with beading, so I really love having these handy I’m just gonna stick my little tube onto my
awl and it’s gonna keep it in a tube form until I’ve done a little bit of the
chenille stitch which at that point will very much keep it in a tube form on its
own but I am going to just go up through two more so this way my working thread
is on the opposite side as my tail thread I just find that easier because
it keeps the tail out of the way got my tail a little caught in there okay again let me get that back on there here okay so our base is done which again was just
a pretty basic ladder stitch segment there and you can see that we’re coming
up from two of the beads the two you know two stacked on top of each other
and what I’m gonna do is pick up two of my size 11s and this is gonna be now
very reminiscent of the beginning of herringbone so I’m coming up from two
there I’m gonna go down not the full two next to it but just the top one of the
two and again I’ll show you a nice good close-up okay so just that top one and just like we’re used to seeing with herringbone we want to see them sitting at a little bit of a V kinda just – just like that, sitting right on top of those
pearls so I went down one pearl I’m gonna gonna go up the next pearl and I’m gonna pick up two more and I’m gonna go down the pearl after that just don’t get caught around your awl here like I’m doing and now I’m gonna go up the pearl after that and we do it one final time pick up two more 11s we’re coming up from one pearl we’re gonna go down the next pearl so this is what we have so we have these three little pairs of size 11s that
we’ve added to the top now to keep going we have to do what’s called a step-up,
which if you’ve seen my videos before I’m sure you’ll have become familiar
with what a step up is or if you know anything about beading you’ll have heard
the word step up before a step up is basically just an extra step or an extra
bead that you go through that finishes up the the round you’re working on and
sets you up to start the next round so it completes you it completes this round totally so we’re gonna go through the pearl that we normally would go through
if we were just adding another two seed beads but then we’re also going to go
right up through the seed bead on top of it okay okay now at this point I’m gonna take
this off my awl it’s actually gonna be a little easier for me to just hold it
with my fingers that’s what we got here so now is where it’s been a differ from
herringbone we’re gonna pick up a single pearl so I’m coming up from one purple
seed bead in that little two bead unit and gonna go down the other purple seed
bead so I’m coming up from the left seed bead and I’m gonna go down the right
seed bead and I have a single pearl on my on my needle here and that’s what we get so now I’m going to go up the next purple seed bead after that so the next purple seed bead around
my tube is going to be the left seed bead of the next little pair of purple
seed beads and I’m going to do the same thing I’m going to pick up a pearl and
I’m gonna go down the 11 after that which is the right seed bead of the
little two bead segment that I’m in oops – picked up a pearl prematurely
okay go up the next seed bead so again this is the last little pair that needs
a pearl sort of sitting right in the middle of it pick up a pearl go down the
other seed bead so this is what we got you have a little pearl sitting right on
top of each of those little pairs of 11s so now it’s time for our step up so our
step up is going to be going up through the next purple bead now this is the
first one that was topped with a pearl we’re going to go through that purple
bead and then we’re also going to go through the Pearl that’s sitting on top
of it now this is where it’s going to start to feel a little bit like netting we’re going to pick up two beads and we’re just
going to go right through the next pearl we’re gonna pick up two more seed beads
go through the next pearl and then lastly pick up two more seed beads and
go through the next pearl and then the step up which is going to be to go
through the first of the two size 11s that we picked up so we just picked up
these two seed beads here that are on my needle before that we picked up those
two and then before that starting this step we picked up these two here so now
we’ve gone full circle we’ve come back around and the step up is to go through
the first of the two purple seed beads we have picked up here just so we’re
coming out right in between the two of them all right now this next part here
is what’s going to really start to solidify this tube this is the step
that actually gives tubular chenille stitch its structure and it’s going to
be the adding of the pearls in this round but it’s in the way that they’re
added in the way it really pulls this in that I think is so great so I’m gonna
pick up little pearl here I’m gonna go down so I’m coming up from that from
that purple purple seed bead you know a nice good view there we go we’re gonna
go down the other purple seed bead and then we’re going to go right into
the first purple seed bead of the next unit over and what may make this look a
little awkward is is the space here from the Pearl in the previous level but
you’re gonna go or you’re gonna go right over it and what’s gonna happen is
you’re gonna see that this is gonna pull right in nice and tightly right over the
Pearl in the previous level this is where we get that structure from all
right so now we’re gonna do that again we’re going to pick up another pearl
we’re coming up from the first of the two seed beads in the next little
section we’re gonna go down and then if you can you can go right across and go
right up let me get that in focus for you here okay and it just pulls right in we’re
gonna do that one more time pick up a pearl we’re coming up from the first of
the two seed beads in that little unit we’re gonna go down the second seed bead
in that little unit and then to finish up this row we’re gonna go through the
purple bead of the next unit and then the step up is to go right into the
Pearl that we added at the beginning of this round and this pearl right here if it
looks a little confusing that’s the one that’s in the previous round that we’re
gonna pull this in over I’m gonna do that again for you so you can see it nice and clear if you look you can see the fireline right here right there and that’s what’s
where it’s gonna pull in it just cinches right in and it just sort of looks
almost like a little crown at the top of your chenille stitch so again we’re
gonna do gonna go a little faster now we have we’re back to the seed bead round
so this is the the one that’s very reminiscent of the look of netting we’re
going from pearl to pearl adding in two seed beads in between each one okay and then when we add in the last
little pair of seed beads the step up is to go through that pearl like normal to
secure it down but then also the first of the two seed beads that we added when
we started this round and then now that quickly we are back to our our pearl
round so we pick up a pearl we’re coming up from the first seed bead in that
little pair we’re going down the second seed bead in that little pair and if you
can you can go right across if you your needle can go that way and you can go
right across over the pearl that’s from the previous round and then that’s where
we’ll have our fireline and it’ll pull it right in do it again, pick up a pearl go down the seed bead and then up the
seed bead of the next little section pick up a pearl we’re coming up from the
left seed bead going down the right seed bead and then going up the right seed
bead of the next section as well as the pearl that we added at the beginning of
this step that’s the step up that’s what lets us be set up to start the next row
which already now is back to our seed bead row so now we’re adding in our two
seed beads again two seed beads two seed beads two seed beads and then the pearl,
the pearl, the pearl and that’s it that you’re just going back and forth so I’m
gonna give you a nice close-up of what we have so far you can see that sort of
netting look but it’s in the construction of that netting and it’s
when we skip over that pearl from the previous row and it snugs it right in
that’s where we’re getting our structure from which is why this is so great for a
tubular stitch so what I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna take a quick break from
filming and I’m gonna work up a little bit more of this so that way I can show
you how you do the ladder stitch at the end which would essentially be the end
of the bracelet if I was doing a whole bracelet and I’ll show you how it all
wraps up, be back in a minute okay so I’ve worked up a little bit of
the tube here and you can see it really just has such a lovely look I really
think that if you’ve never tried tubular chenille stitch before you’re gonna be
hooked I am just addicted to this one and I just really love how incredibly
sturdy this tubular structure is so we’re going to pretend like this amount
here is the entire length of our bracelet and we’re now at the very end
and we need to finish it off so I just finished off my step which is adding in
the little pairs of seed beads so now normally I would be set up at this point
to add in the pearl pearl pearl but what I’m gonna do instead is we’re going to
set up what will look like the ladder stitch from the first side so instead of
picking up one pearl here I’m actually gonna pick up four pearls here but then
my needle will go into the same place as if I was just continuing with the
tubular chenille stitch and I had only picked up the one we’re still gonna go
into the same place which is the second of those two seed beads so I’m coming up
from the left seed bead I’m just gonna go down the right seed bead so it’s
exactly as if we had just picked up the single pearl and sometimes you might
have to pop this into place with your finger a little bit so this is what we
get it’s kind of gonna start to look like those units from the front or from
the first side rather where we have our first two little two beat high units
sitting next to each other we’re gonna go into the next bead that
we normally would if this was just our pearl row which is the first seed bead
of the next little unit of two and we’re gonna pick up another four of these
beautiful little two millimeter swarovski pearls teeny teeny teeny I
absolutely love them and we’re gonna go down the second of the two seed beads
get my head out of the way okay just have to pop them into place
with your finger a little bit so there are so they’re kind of a flaying
out but that’s okay then we’re gonna we’re going to sew them up together so
they sit just like the first side so now we go through the first of the two seed beads in that final little unit we’re gonna pick up another four we’re gonna go down that second seed bead so this is what we have here which in and of itself
is actually sort of lovely it’s very flowery but we want to see this come
together so it mimics the front side here so all we’re gonna do now is we’re
coming down from the seed bead at the bottom okay we’re gonna travel through
the little pearl there the pearl from the previous row and then I’m going to
travel up the seed bead that’s right after it and we’re going to go up into those two
the first two of those pearls there let me get my needle through and I’ll
give you a close-up can be a little tricky to try to hold it in a way that
you can see at the same time okay and now we’re going to sew these into a
circle just like we did at the beginning when we were closing up that that that
long strip of ladder stitch that’s sort of what we’re doing here we’re going to circle through the first two and the last two that we’re looking at here as you can see, we sewed them through there They’re getting sewn together at the top and then
we’re going to circle back up and that will sew them together at the bottom so now as you can see we have some of
those units now connected together so now we have to make it right over here
to sew in that flap so I’m just gonna go down the next two little stack of two
here and then we’re right perfectly lined up to go through the second two here just like that but now so now the bottom two the bottom ones are sewn together right now we have to secure together the top right there so we’re
just gonna head right down and that sews those in together and now we just have to make it over to this area just sew that last little bit closed okay so now we just need to finish sewing this up by just making it through our beadwork over
to this little area where you can still see that it’s that it’s open there so
I’m just going to travel up up and down through these little little sections of
two just to make my way over there and then that part gets sewn shut and then
it’s and then we’re good to go at that point you can do whatever you’d like
with your tube it’s actually it actually would make a really fun way to
do beaded beads as well but if you want to do what I did all I did was just
string through some soft flex and and crimp it and that was so nice and easy the pearls start to get just a little
bit tight here so I am using a size 12 needle by the way I would say a size 10
would definitely be a little too tight for this alright so almost there alright so now I’m at the section that’s
still open so we just circle under to come up the other two and that sews it in from from underneath
and then circle down through the top and that binds it together at the top so you can see we have the same tube like we did at the
beginning looks the same it was constructed just a little bit
differently but you get the basic gist of it that’s that’s all we have here and
now at this point it’s just weaving out your thread that’s it just getting rid
of your threads and again we’re just pretending that you know that this is as
long as this or even as it would make a phenomenal necklace as well a really
beautiful substantial feeling necklace you can do whatever you want where I
have those pearls there you could do whatever you want I have that little two
millimeter pearls you could do little crystals a little 2.5 millimeters or
three millimeter crystals it would have a beautiful sparkly look and again I
just topped it off i strung the soft flex through I topped each end off with a
little 4 millimeter bicone and crimped it to a simple little magnetic clasp and
it’s just a lovely little lovely little bracelet here really clean and simple so
that’s all she wrote folks comment below if you have any questions and we’ll
certainly do our best to answer them but that is that is it that is tubular
chenille stitch again this is just a basic stitch tutorial I showed you how
to make the little final product if you like but you know this is a pretty basic
stitch but you know we’re jazzing it up a little bit with those two millimeter
Swarovski pearls and we’ll link you below to everything that I used in the
video so you can certainly make sure to go visit us at EurekaCrystalBeads.com
for everything that I used if you care to order it and hopefully we can satisfy
all of your beading needs, bye!

12 thoughts on “Learn Tubular Chenille Stitch with New 2 mm Swarovski Pearls!

  1. I love this stitch! I have only made bangles so far but may try it this way next. I didn’t think of using elements other than seed beads. I’ve used 11/0, 10/0 and 8/0, the 8/0 goes super fast! Thanks for the tutorial, you’re a great teacher!

  2. really great tutorial, thank you very much!!! Looks like this stitch needs a lot of thread, good thing is that I practiced this one too. I'd love to see something "advanced" based on this, too… is it possible?

  3. The video was great but I am not sure how to finish with the clasps. Can you give us a more specific explanation of how to add the clasp.

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