If you find your bead collection is getting a little out of control and you’re looking for a clever way to use up some of those beads, then try making spiral rope jewelry.
I’m not going to lie, beaded spirals can take quite a bit of time to come together. Instead of working in a straight line, you’re kind of going around in circles so it takes longer. But it’s so worth the extra time and effort because they’re beautiful!
I’m going to give you a list of seven free video tutorials you can try. Each shows a different spiral beading technique. Why seven?
‘Cause why not?
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Spiral Rope Beading Tutorials
Here is the list of spiral rope tutorials:
1. Spiral Rope
This is one of my older tutorials where I show you how to create a beaded necklace using Spiral Rope technique. It’s a simple pattern and in the video, I demonstrate how to end and add new thread.
2. Double Spiral
Double Spiral Rope is a variation of the single spiral rope technique. In this tutorial, you’ll have two distinct groups of beads spiraling around the spine of the jewelry. This tutorial was created by Jill Wiseman.
3. Triple Spiral
In this Sara Spoltore video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create Triple Spiral rope which is another spiral rope variation. There will be three distinct loops of beads snaking their way around the core beads in this pattern.
Sara sticks to seed beads only in her demonstration but you can add any kind of beads you want. Click here to purchase my Triple Spiral Rope bracelet where I use lots of different beads to add texture and depth to the jewelry.
4. Russian Spiral
You can make quite dramatic changes in this beading stitch simply by changing up the size and type of beads used. This tutorial from Potomac Bead Company shows you how to create a Russian Spiral using only seed beads.
To switch things up, try the Helix Bracelet pattern that guides you in making a spiral bracelet using seed beads and 6mm bugle beads.
5. Dutch Spiral
The open and airy finish of the Dutch Spiral beaded jewelry makes it really unique. Kelly Dale from Off the Beaded Path shows you just how to create your own spiral rope using this technique.
6. Cellini Spiral
I absolutely adore the Cellini Spiral. It’s gorgeous to look at and is fantastic for making statement necklaces and bangles.
The variation of seed bead sizes is what causes the undulating look of this Tubular Peyote Stitch variation. Beadaholique shows you how to make your own bangle in this tutorial.
7. Twisted Tubular Herringbone
Herringbone Stitch has many variations and one of the more advanced ones is Twisted Tubular Herringbone. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to use three colours of seed beads to create a bangle using the herringbone technique.
Try the Twist and Turn Bracelet beading pattern that uses 4mm round pearls instead of seed beads for a more elegant look.
There you have it—my list of seven spiral rope beading tutorials. If you have never tried one of these stitches, now’s a good time.
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