This weekend, I visited my favorite local bead store to learn a new beadweaving stitch from my beading mentor, a very nice gal named “Emi.” Once you learn a new stitch, then creativity can take over. Anyhow, the stitch I learned is called a “Russian Spiral.” Here is my practice piece:
As soon as I had the stitch down, I moved to my first actual piece of jewelry, a necklace. Here it is so far:
This helix looking stitch is very tubular… it has dimension and feels interesting. Once I have my proper length, then I use a decreasing peyote stitch to make an end cap, then attach the clasp.
Today, I’m back in my quilting studio quilting. I need to finish my current quilt so I can get to my next one.
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How cool is that!
Love that Carla! Very DNA like… cool.
It does look like DNA! I use to do some beading myself but nothing like this. Wonder were I hid, I mean stored all my stuff?!
Thanks for sharing!
Very nice!!! I like different spirals, but this is very interesting and beautiful.
i’ll be very glad to see you on my blog http://mybeading.wordpress.com, maybe you’ll find something interesting for yourself 🙂
There is a similar spiral called an African Helix. Maybe even the same weave, just different names.
Why don’t you show us HOW to do this stitch?
Dear No Name, if you do a web search for this stitch, you will see there are many instructional sites that show you how to do it.
Hope this helps. C
@no name: easy, take 9 seedbeads and form a circle, then 1 bugle seedbead and 2 seedbeads and pass the needle through the 3rd seedbead of the circle; repeat the same set 2 more times, the third time just jump 1 seedbead instead of 3 to complete the first row.
Now it’s gonna be very easy, just take 1 bugle seedbead and 2 seedbeads and pass the needle through the seedbead after the bugle bead… that’s how I did and it worked for me! hope it will for you as well… happy beading! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to teach the commenter how to do this simple stitch.