Enjoy Spirals?! As seen in Bead & Jewellery Magazine issue # 107, this versatile pattern works by creating shape with alternating bead sizes in a particular manner using tubular herringbone stitch. Along the way, you will also add and connect spiral ends with alternating pearl or round beads that appear to float inside the rings.
This is an Advanced Level pattern, written for beaders that have a knowledge of herringbone stitch. You will also need to be able to work with small 15/0 seed beads and hold a tight tension for successful completion.
This is a Whirly-Gig! downloadable PDF pattern ONLY for personal use.
You will need:
@12 – 12mm Pearl or Round Beads
@12 – 10mm Pearl or Round Beads
@12 – 8mm Pearl or Round Beads
10 grams – 8/o Round Japanese Seed Beads
10 grams – 11/o Round Japanese Seed Beads
5 grams – 15/o Round Japanese Seed Beads
1 Clasp of your choice (I like “S” clasp for this project)
#12 Beading Needle
Fireline 8lb – or equivalent beading thread
CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROJECT, check the class calendar at http://www.arcabeadies.com/classes for a current schedule.
**Kits are available through our ETSY shop, that include the bead supplies and pattern needed for this project (Needle/Thread/Scissors not included)**
Patterns are copy-written materials and purchase is for personal use only. This does NOT allow you to teach, mass-produce, or distribute the design to others without written consent. You may make and sell your handmade pieces with designer credit.