Tubular herringbone (ndebele) is best done with a mandrel of sorts. People use straws or suitably sized dowel or paper tube to get started. I find that sometimes learning something like this stitch with different instructors is helpful.  Instructors vary in their teaching technique and sometimes offers their own unique tips.  So if it doesn't make sense with one instructor, try another.  The first instructor, Megan Milligan, launches right into the weaving in her tutorial. Her video shows very clearly how the beads should sit.

Leslie Rogalski's tutorial  shows some inspirational tubular herringbone designs at the beginning. She also points out you can mix up different bead sizes to make cool bracelets. She uses diagrams to explain the stitch.  I didn't find this particularly useful but that might be different for you.  It's harder to see how the beads sit in this video because of the type of seed beads. But her tutorial shows how you can change colors and different sized beads in bands.

Check out the first link for some awesome herringbone beaded jewelry tutorials!

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