Learn how to combine basic spiral stitch seamlessly with cellini spiral in this colourful ‘Spiralling Spirals’ necklace. This is a great project for anyone. So, read on to find out more!
For this project, you will need the following materials:
- Size 11 seed beads
- Size 15 seed beads
- Seed beads in size 8
- 4mm firepolish beads
- Your choice of beading thread
- A clasp of your choice
You can check my beading supplies department for all these materials. They are also widely available, so you might even have them in your stash already.
Techniques and Experience
This pattern contains 3 pages of diagrams and images and is suitable for all levels.
So, the pattern teaches you two forms of spiral stitch. You also have the opportunity to play with different colour combinations.
The Spiralling Spirals necklace is made with two basic stitches: tubular Peyote stitch, basic spiral stitch. This variation of tubular Peyote is usually called ‘cellini spiral’.
My necklace is 16″ in length. So, if you need to, it’s really easy to adjust the length. You can either extend the focal section or increase the spiral rope.
About the Spiralling Spirals Necklace
I am often fascinated by the idea of combining different beading techniques. So, I designed this necklace to help with teaching two spiral stitch variations.
The narrow spiral is a simple spiral staircase. I find this is a great stitch to teach beginners. Plus, it’s a fabulously versatile technique for a quick beaded rope.
Then, the wide focal section is made with Cellini spiral. If you’ve never heard of this stitch before, it is basically tubular Peyote. You create a natural spiral by using a selection of different sized beads. The trick to getting this right is to keep firm tension. It’s one of those stitches where the beads can wobble all over the place if you’re not careful!
If you like the idea of spirals, then read this blog. It introduces you to a few more beaded spiral techniques.
Lastly, this beading project is a great way to play with colour. I recommend you use strongly contrasting colours if you are starting out. This will really help you to see how the spiral techniques work. So, this makes it a perfect choice for a summer necklace. The bold, bright colours will really ‘zing’!