I bought some little containers because I decided it was time to finally tackle the beast of a job sorting my beads. All my beads were mixed up in storage containers due to a lack of space for each colour or size.
When I finally finished that task and I could see all the beads I had accumulated over the years, I was inspired to use some of them. After all what fun is it having all those pretty beads if you don’t use them, right?
So What Did I Do?
I decided to try a necklace made using a Triple Spiral Stitch. That’s right TRIPLE spiral stitch! Normally I hate spiral stitches because they take bloody forever but one of my friends had made one and I wanted to make one too! (Is that childish? lol)
The pattern I used was Sumptuous Spiral and you can buy it on the Interweave online store. It’s a gorgeous necklace that challenges your ability to mix colours together.
Try different methods of finishing the necklace. Use some chain instead of the individual beads or macrame with some type of cord.
If you’re looking for a bit of a bead stitching challenge, make this necklace yourself. It is really rewarding when you finish. It might even give you an excuse to buy more beads if you need one.
|My Triple Spiral Necklace|
Michelle McComie says
Wow! Those colours are watery but still rich. I like it. Just wondering, does it take a lot of beads?
Thanks Michelle! The pattern needs a variety of seed beads in different colours and sizes. You'll also need one colour of 4mm fire-polished beads and drop beads. That said, you won't use a ton of each bead so it's a great pattern to use up beads you already have.