Free Spiral Stitch Patterns (12/12/2014)
I don’t know about you, but I love spiral stitches. There is something very soothing and almost mesmerizing about doing a spiral stitch project. Once you get in the rhythm, it is very easy to watch TV or talk to someone. So if you are feeling stressed out this holiday season, do something for yourself – you’ll relax and end up with a new piece of jewelry.
http://cs.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/bnb/b/beadandbutton/default.aspx Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:54:00 -0700
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.com.au/ Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0700
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.
http://beadingthebeadworldway.blogspot.com/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:51:00 -0700
Our DNA Spiral Bracelet pattern is one of the quickest, easiest stitches to learn — perfect for the beginner and fun enough for a stitching expert! Have fun!
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/ Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:03:00 -0700
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. Russian spiral is a great rope technique for Fireline lovers – the beadwork is very soft, even when using stiff threads.
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Seed beads 8/0 will be my core beads and double spiral requires you to sew to the core beads many times. If you find it difficult to pass through the core beads, you can change to 6/0 or any bigger beads. You can use any color because they core beads will hardly be seen. The clasp I use is magnetic ball clasp with rhinestones. You can change to your favorite clasp or make your own bead clasp.
This technique is basic but the challenge is how you sew to the core beads.
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/ Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:19:00 -0700
Spiral peyote is one of the most adaptable forms of spiral beadwork. Just by changing the arrangement of the beads, you can create nearly endless looks and patterns. The technique is simply a variation of tubular peyote, worked best in even-count with a step-up at the end of each row. Using different sizes of seed beads doesn’t so much create a spiral, as accentuate the pattern that already exists in a peyote tube