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Goin' Spiral


About this design:

I have long been an admirer of Laud's gorgeous bead stitching/weaving. I can't come close to her expertise, but I did this simple spiral in homage to her--she is my inspiration!

Components:

Dark plum 8/0 seedbeads, 10/0 lime green seedbeads, antigue goldtone patterned beadcaps, Nymo thread, antique gold chain and toggle closure.

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  1. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    I love the combination of purple and green. Lovely!

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I think you did a great job..and I also like the color combination a lot.

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I just can’t imagine the work that goes into something like this. Beautiful!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow..I like this…good color combo.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wow, I’m honored. What lovely compliments you gave me! Must admit I’m baffled, though; I don’t know how you did this. Is this the one you worked flat and then stitched up? Oh, and plum and lime is yummy.

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a great piece! You did a fantastic job, and I love the colors you chose!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Cool.

  9. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Laud…nope, its not stitched flat. It’s a tubular piece. Start out with one 8/0 bead followed by 3 10/0′s. Do 4 of those, then tie in a circle and from them on add 3 10′s and 1 8/0 and insert needle into the next 8/0 bead. Just a simple spiral. I start it out on a dowel until it takes shape…then just work it off the dowel. I am glad you like it!…Thank you!

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    It’s so pretty–I’ll have to try that. You might try using some cording or rattail instead of the dowel as a base. Fabric is flexible, and so gives better stitch tension. You can leave the cord in, too, to give the piece support, which is particularly useful if you arrange heavy stuff (stones, large crystals) above beadwork.

  11. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Laud…thanks again for the tip…I’ll give it a try!

  12. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Wonderful bead weaving! I like the colors too!

  13. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Lovely! You give me more hope; and how a somewhat shorter piece can make a great statement necklace. One day I’m going to tackle this…

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