Sunday, February 13, 2011

A new spiral necklace

There have been many things going on in the family this winter which have cut into the time I spent in my studio.  Winter is usually a very productive time for me.  The cold weather and the inability to work in the garden gives me lots of studio time.  But, this year I haven't accomplished much.  Our lives are settling down now and so I had the time to finish a necklace that I started in January.  My friend Kathy, who owns Bead Soup in Savage Mill, showed me how to do this variation on the Dutch spiral stitch.  It's a fun stitch to work, requiring just enough concentration to keep it interesting!

The colors I chose were frosty, wintery colors reflecting both the weather we were having at the time and, to a certain extent, my mood.  Gray, white, black and cool sage green spoke of what I was seeing out my window.  Many of you know that I'm a lover of bright colors, but sometimes the softness of a winter palette is soothing.  The next time I make one of these necklaces I'll be using my beloved brights! 

I'll leave you with a close up of the necklace.  Enjoy your day, do something creative and thanks for visiting!


  1. Oh I haven't tried this one yet but yours is soo pretty I may have to now.

  2. Hello,
    I am great fan of beaded spiral, because they are so versatile! With your spiral you made a
    good job and I like the used colors.
    With best wishes and greetings from Lower-Austria:


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