Free Spiral Rope Seed Bead Patterns (4/17/2013)
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.comWed, 03 Apr 2013 14:00:00 GMT
Beaded ropes and spiral patterns go together like turquoise and coral, but we always seem to stick with the most obvious stitches. Tubular peyote and twisted herringbone get a lot of time in the spotlight, which means that other really fun techniques often get overlooked. Russian spiral is one neglected stitch that we’ve already covered. Today, we’re going to visit its neighbor, Dutch spiral.
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One technique I’ve seen utilized often for necklace straps is the spiral rope. You can bead spiral ropes with all kinds of different stitches, but the one I’m talking about has a center core with looped fringe along its length. A long time ago people used to call this technique “Internet Stitch” because it gained a big following on the web when contemporary beading was just gaining steam. People were really hungry for new patterns, and there just weren’t that many around. Some good beader posted this pattern and it went viral.
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The Spiral Rope Stitch or Dutch Stitch is one of the most versatile stitches. It’s looks difficult but actually it’s easy to learn. You can create one into a bracelet, necklace, anklet, earring and a ring with or without embellishment. And because it works up into a strong piece as you weave along, you can even use it as bag strap. (That would require lots of seed beads I guess. Challenging, too!) What’s also great about spiral rope stitch is that it only requires one size of beads, but your choice of color is endless.
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I ran into this Beadaholique video on how to do a spiral rope stich. I had tried this technique before, without much luck. Since I am still on Christmas holidays, I decided to try again. I have to say that this time, things worked out much better than I had expected. I like beadaholique videos because I find that they are the easiest to follow and understand. So after watching the video about 6 times, while stopping and starting as I went, I think I got the main idea:)
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One of the great things about beading is that, regardless of the weather, becoming absorbed in a new project lifts my spirits and improves my temperament. So if you’re suffering from the winter blues like I am, here’s a free (and sparkly) bracelet project using flat spiral stitch. Enjoy!
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.comFri, 30 Jul 2010 14:31:00 GMT
One of my favorite stitches is the double spiral. Although it’s easy to do, and looks fantastic, double spiral isn’t as common as some other rope stitches like tubular herringbone. Because it uses up a lot of beads, it can be a great way to finish off mixtures or use up that collection of spilled beads you’ll never get around to sorting.
In this video I want to show you how to make a triple spiral bracelet. I’m going to use delica beads size 11/0, seed beads size 15/0 and seed beads size 8/0. In the video I will also show you how to end up the work and how to put the t-barfinding on the work. I hope that the tutorial will be clear and see you soon on the next video.
Have a nice beading!
Download the PDF tutorial from www.hotwiredbeads.com In this first episode, learn the simple pattern needed to create a wonderful lariat necklace. Gorgeous end embellishment instructions in Part 2.
Leslie Rogalski demonstrates a seed bead spiral peyote bracelet using Swarovski Elements™ and Beadalon® wire on Beads, Baubles & Jewels.