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About this design:

I've been playing with the Cellini spiral stitch again. A while back, I did a tutorial on the stitch. Thought you might be interested in seeing the final result.


Pink: Seed beads, Swarovski rounds, antique gold finding, freshwater pearl. Purple: Seed beads, Swarovski bicones. Blue: Seed beads, silver plated ocean swirl clasp.

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  1. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Very nice work! I wouldn’t even know where to start…to do this. I love your color combinations also! Please keep sharing your work.

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are GORGEOUS Laud!! I especially love the colors and clasp in the pink one! :)
    As my seed bead stash grows, I may now have the right sizes and colors to make one of these. I favorited your tutorial and will have to revisit it soon.

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are FABULOUS! I can’t stop looking at the pink one and I’m not even a fan of pink!

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love them all but I really like the texture you got in the purple one. Gorgeous! I had a question, and this reminded me, I’ve been trying to make bangles, and I can’t seem to find a good bead-weaving stitch for them. Does cellini make for good bangles? All the beaded bangles I find still have clasps and I want to make some without…

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous but the clasp and pink beads really make that one. Exquisite!

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Outstanding, Laud! Beautiful color combos! You are One uber talented lady.

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Laud this is stunning!

  8. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Laud my fav is the purple one!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Coupla things–
    Pink: The metal link isn’t a clasp; it’s just decoration. The bracelet is a bangle.

    Purple: The texture in the foreground is made by substituting bicones for beads. I did that only in the central (topmost on wrist) area.

    Blue: This is the one from the tutorial. It has a clasp, which allows for a tighter fit. Bangles have to be big enough to pass over the knuckles, which makes them looser around the wrist.

    Beadling, you can make one continuous ring from the Cellini spiral stitch. Dutch spiral (very similar) also works. My favorite for bangles is the herringbone stitch because it’s a straight edge-to-edge join.

  10. No Photo
    Beadaholic1 says:

    All of them are stunning as always…love them all!

  11. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Thanks for the tips Laud! ;)

  12. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    All of them are my ‘favorite’!!!

  13. BellaRose
    BellaRose says:

    O-M-G!!!!!!!!!!! I am so amazed….. what talent you have!
    Absolutely breathtaking! :)
    Great combos of colors, the patterns are amazing…

    I don’t even know where to begin with something like this…it looks so complicated my brain shuts off! LOL….

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful work as always. Laud..believe it or not, I knew those were Swarovski crystals at first glance. They just have that certain “zing” don’t they? Outstanding phography as well. How do you do that without getting shadows?

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Here’s a description of the technique:

    Nancy, I agree that Swarovskis have zing. Way I see it, if you’re going to put a lot of time into a piece, it doesn’t make sense to skimp on a few pennies. The photography starts with an Olympus camera, which gives nice, clear pictures. To get the brightness takes Photoshop.

  16. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Absolutely stunning work…belongs in a magazine.

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    OMG, love them all, true work of art Laud, you out done yourself :D

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So breathtaking. Love the colors.

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is fantastic Laud. You have made a spectacular group of bracelets. I’m with BellaRose. I wouldn’t have the faint idea where to start or how to proceed. Can it be made with 6/o beads? I can see the holes in them…8/o is tricky and 11/o nearly impossible and 15/o… where is the bead? :D

  20. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    These are gorgeous! :D I love your selection of colors and the intricate design!

  21. Laud
    Laud says:

    To create the rounded spirals, you need to use beads of different sizes–15, 11, 8 and 6. I suppose you could go larger–11, 8, 6, 3–but I haven’t tried this. I did try the stitch using nothing but lls and got a uniform, round sausage…

    Thanks, ladies, for all your lovely comments!

  22. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    Laud: I printed the Cellini tutorial you posted and have made several bracelets. Thank you for teaching me this beautiful stitch!

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