Double Spiral stitch is a variation of the Spiral Rope stitch. Using this technique, you create rope jewelry that has two different loops of beads swirling around a central spine.
If you have never attempted Spiral Rope stitch, you can find a tutorial here. It is however, not necessary to learn the basic stitch first before attempting the Double Spiral technique because it is a fairly simple stitch.
Below you'll find a tutorial showing you a simple Double Spiral Rope bracelet using a combination of size 8 and 11 seed beads. This technique is highly adaptable and you can change up the pattern and add in any type of beads you like as accent beads.
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Double Spiral rope Tutorial
I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this beading pattern.
Below is the materials list, along with the colours that I used. Check out my Amazon Store to see my most recommended beading supplies.
- Miyuki or Toho 8/0 Seed beads, Toho Met. Suede Lt. Grey (A)
- Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads, Colour 1, S/l Orange AB (B)
- Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads, Colour 2, Matte Tr. Chartreuese AB (C)
- 1 Clasp
- Beading thread
- 1 size 12 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the video tutorial:
Here is the full written tutorial:
Step 1: Thread your needle with a comfortable length of beading thread.
Leaving a 10-inch tail, string 4A.
Step 2: To create Loop 1, string 7B.
Go back through the 4A from the tail end.
Step 3: To create Loop 2, string 7C.
Pass through the 4A again from the tail end.
Loops 1 and 2 should sit on opposite sides of the core A beads.
Step 4: String 1A and let it slide down the thread to join the rest of the beadwork.
Step 5: Ensure Loop 1 is on the right-hand side of the beadwork.
String Loop 1 beads: 7B.
Counting backwards from the 1A added in Step 4, go through the last 4A from the tail end.
The new Loop 1 beads should sit on top of the previous Loop 1 beads.
Step 6: Flip the beadwork so that Loop 2 is on the right-hand side.
String Loop 2 beads: 7C.
Pass through the last 4A from the tail end one more time.
Repeat Steps 4-6 until you reach your desired length.
Step 7: String 3A and one half of your clasp.
Step 8: Go back through the last 1A strung.
Step 9: String 2A and go through the last 4A.
Weave back through the final Loop 2 and then reinforce the clasp.
Weave the thread into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess thread.
Step 10: Repeat Steps 7-9 to attach the other half of your clasp.
Your bracelet is now complete!
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