How to Create the Nepal Chain Stitch
Note: Rocaille seed beads provide a more fluid stitch than cylinder style. A variety of colors can be used for stitch. In the instructions size 8 seed beads were used in two colors, stems (color A) and flowers (color B).
Cut a 3-foot length of stringing material and thread a beading needle.
String a stop bead, leaving a 6-inch tail.
Pick up three color A beads and five color B beads.
Pass back through the three color A and pull the thread tight to create a flower.
Pass through the second and third color A.
Pick up three color A and five color B.
Pass back through the three color A added in Step 6 and pull the thread tight to create a flower.
Pass through the first B bead from Step 4 (the previously created flower) then pull tight.
Using your fingers press and manipulate the center of the Nepal chain to prevent twisting.
Repeat Steps 6 - 9 until the chain reaches the desired length.
Weave through adjacent beads to secure the thread. For additional security add a knot.
Remove the stop bead and thread the beading needle onto the tail created in Step 2. Repeat to secure the tail thread.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
Have a question regarding this project?
Email Customer Service.
Permission to copy this instruction sheet is granted for non-commercial educational purposes only. All other reproduction
requires written permission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.