This is it. It was in a magazine a few years ago and I can't remember which one. But, I decided to create a bead soup out of size 8 Hex beads in the matte metallic colors that I love! I had gotten several colors to use in the bead knitted cuffs I like to make and I had left overs. So, I decided to make this bracelet. The fact that it's a zigzag pattern didn't bother me. It actually made it interesting to stitch. This picture doesn't do the colors justice. It really is much richer in color than it looks here.
So, while I didn't make a new bracelet using the flat stitches, I did take the opportunity to do something I 've wanted to do for a long time with the spiral stitches. I love spiral rope best of all the spirals and I've wanted to combine variations of spiral rope in one necklace. So, this was my chance to try it. Here's a picture of the necklace.
I started with the section on the bottom of the picture. It's from Jill Wiseman's book Beautiful Beaded Ropes. You start with a plain spiral rope and then you peyote back along the beads that create the spiral. I did 7 inches of that and then moved on to double spiral rope for 7 inches. I finished the necklace with 7 inches of a variation of one of Carol Wilcox Wells variations on spiral rope in her book The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and I think I'll try this idea again with different variations.
I'll leave you with a couple of close up pictures of the different spiral variations.
Double spiral and Wells variation
Double spiral and Wiseman variation
Thanks to Therese and Christine for coming up with this idea and hosting the hop. Enjoy checking out all the other participants' creations.
Here's the list, so have a good time looking at all of them!