Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 Thursday Bead Post #19: Basic Spiral

Before this weeks blog post I was honestly not a fan of this stitch, I even considered not talking about it at all- I found it to be floppy and it never really looked or felt like it was sturdy.  Not until I was playing around with it in effort to make something for this blog did I realize how cool this stitch could actually be. I substituted the "middle" bead in the spiral rope with two holed beads and now it is sturdy and fun! 

For this weeks blog I actually made three different ropes with different types of two holed beads. The purple one is the one I initially played with, the gold and orange one in the back is made with Infinity beads, and the long one is made with green vintage beads I got on clearance from a large online bead retailer. Not that I have any, but I am pretty sure that my vintage beads are similar to Preciosa brand "Chilli" beads.

There are a bunch of tutorials out there for the spiral rope, substituting two holed beads is not difficult, and is very intuitive if you know how to do the basic stitch. If I was planning this blog from easiest stitch to most difficult I should have covered this one in January!

How to:

Fusion Beads has a good tutorial,

Interweave has an article by Jean Campbell entitled "How to Stitch an Easy Spiral Rope Like a Pro", and

Potomac Bead Company also has a video that covers this stitch.

I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀

Coming weeks: 

May 18th: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

May 25th: More RAW

June 1st: Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW)

Thanks for reading & Happy Beading -Beth

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