It's just been too cold to make beads in my basement, so I have been concentrating on making beaded ropes with spiral stitch. In addition, I've been exploring texture within the spiral stitch rope and using different clasps. I thought I'd show you some of my experimentation today!
Finally, I used a base row of 8s and a spiral row of 4 11s in this example that was my CoM for February from Melissa Meman. I love the colors I used, and I love the angelite I used to accent Melissa's wonderful copper clay pendant. However, the stitch of using 8s and 11s is too loose for me; I maybe have a control issue, because I just can't stand the looseness of this pattern.
And here's the necklace I made with it! I used some of my favorite beads, turquoise teardrops, turquoise tubes and freshwater pearls, separated by silver beads. I used two figure 8 connectors to connect it to the heart. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I've been up to since I haven't been making glass beads. Are you learning anything new?
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