Free Spiral Rope Seed Bead Patterns (10/21/2013)
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Everyone loves a spiral. Spirals are the most common and alluring shapes in nature, found in everything from seashells to our own DNA. Even the shape and flow of human made spiral patterns are very organic, and we are instinctively drawn to them, as if they stir up some ancient memory of our natural heritage. Spiral herringbone is a deceptively simple technique, once you get the first few stitches down, and it always looks amazing when you have a finished rope. It works with beads of almost any shape or size, and can be used with many different patterns of color.
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I decided to create a beadwoven spiral rope to pull out the stunning colors in this glass bead. I used several colors and sizes of seed beads, some pinch beads, and some bronze freshwater pearls, and this is the result. A peyote bail with a pinch bead ruffle acts as a slider for the lampwork focal.
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Few things are prettier than a beaded spiral, and of all the stitches in a beader’s repertoire, spirals are often the most satisfying. Spiral techniques provide us with easy and elegant ropes for necklaces or chunky ropes for bangles, in an endless variety of color and pattern. One technique that gets far too little time in the spotlight is Russian spiral rope. It is a variation of tubular netting – and therefore tubular peyote stitch. The small compact rows give the stability of a peyote rope, with the flexibility and drape of a crochet one. By combining two bead sizes and small nets, you can create a beautiful rope of spiraling color that works up incredibly fast.
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Here are my instructions for a simple spiral rope necklace. If you’re new to spiral stitch, check out this video from Beads East that does a great job of explaining spiral rope structure. This tutorial is just one of the many variations of spiral stitch, and I hope you enjoy beading it!
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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. Another variation of peyote stitch, Dutch spiral is worked with three sections, each with a different bead color or type. It’s a lot easier to get started if you’re already comfortable with tubular peyote or flat peyote, and it helps to think of it as peyote with an increase or bridge.
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