Diamond Windows

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Diamond Windows Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • herringbone stitch
  • right angle weave (helpful)

Pattern Description:

Use CzechMates to add structure and little windows to your herringbone rope, helped also by farfalle and fire-polished beads. Great as a necklace or bracelet.

You should be comfortable with herringbone stitch and have good control of thread tension. There are bits that are a little fiddly, and loose tension will not be your friend!

One strand of 50 Czech mates is enough for a choker-length necklace, so make sure you have more if you want a longer necklace.

This design works well in highly contrasting colour-ways as well as in a more monochromatic palette.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Necklace 16" or more to suit; bracelet to suit


  • Japanese size 11 seed beads (about 10g)
  • Japanese size 15 seed beads (small amount)
  • Czech 4mm fire-polished beads (at least 24)
  • Czech mates tile beads (48 or more)
  • Farfalle or peanut beads or berry beads (less than 10g)
  • Clasp with rings at least 5mm (or use jump rings)
  • Your favourite beading needle suitable for multiple passes through size 15s
  • Your favourite beading thread

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • beading surface
  • good lighting
  • thread conditioner (optional)

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I can neither imagine nor remember a time when I wasn't making things.

I have tried almost every fiber art, and currently knit and spin my own yarn. I sew clothes and furnishings occasionally.

I've dabbled in polyclay, lampwork and silver-smithing, but immerse myself in seed beading.

I teach at a local bead store, as well at national shows from time to time. Patterns in my shop are ...

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