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Topic: My first beaded thing - spiral stitch bracelet. I'm in love with beading!  (Read 1462 times)
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angeltreats
« on: November 09, 2008 05:11:00 AM »

I love seed beads but never know what to do with them.  So I made this pretty bracelet, it was really easy and only took a couple of hours.  It's my first ever jewellery that didn't involve shrink plastic or polymer clay! 



The core beads are clear and the outside beads are pink with a hint of topaz.  The colour didn't photograph terribly well, the topaz is much less obvious but the camera flash brought it out.  Unfortunately there isn't enough natural light in our apartment for photography  Sad

My arms are not this hairy in real life, I swear!  It's only because I used a macro lens.





I think I'll make some of these for Christmas presents, but I love this one too much to give it away.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008 05:44:41 AM »

First time?  You would never guess!  That is very pretty.  How did you make this?  I too have tons of seed beads and would like to try something new.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008 06:28:16 AM »

I plan on making a spiral set as a present for someone this Christmas.  I've never made a spiral before, but I hope it comes out as good as your first attempt.  I really like the pink/topaz color you used.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008 07:29:21 AM »

thats so pretty!... does it take long to learn how to make?
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008 04:58:49 AM »

Wow I'm really impressed that this was your first attempt! I have lots of seed beads and a book on making jewellery with seed beads but I just don't seem to have the patience to do it! (also because I quite like big clunky jewellery and seed bead items seem a lot more delicate Tongue ) But I do feel a bit inspired now I've seen this!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 05:50:15 AM »

First time?  You would never guess!  That is very pretty.  How did you make this?  I too have tons of seed beads and would like to try something new.

If you google "spiral stitch" I think there are some instructions on about.com.  I had a leaflet with the instructions that I got from the place I bought the beads, but it seems to have gone missing - once you do the stitch a few times you will remember it though as it's very easy!  I think one bracelet takes me less than an hour, now that I've done a few of them. 

Here are a few more I did.  I can't find my macro lens (I think it's in hubby's camera bag but I have no idea where that is) so I can't capture the large beads I used for closures but they are really pretty and detailed.



And also because it doesn't deserve its own thread, here are my first two bracelets I made on a loom.  The heart one is unfinished because I hate weaving in the ends!



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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008 02:45:03 PM »

Good first try. You could also try something else. When you add the three beads- pick up one size 11, one size 8, one size 11. Or, instead of the size 8, you could use cubes or pearls. There are so many different ways to make a spiral. Good luck and have fun.
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