Bead Society of Cape Cod

New Location as of April, 2016! The Bead Society of Cape Cod meets the third Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Come for the social hour at 6:15pm, formal meetings begin at 7pm sharp. $6 per meeting for non-members, $40 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at or write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Monday, July 17, 2017

BSCC JULY Project: Spiral rope

This month’s project is a simple spiral. Many of you have probably done one in your beading lifetime.

The supply list is short:

6o seed beads for the core (A)
2 colors (B) and (C) of 8o seed beads for the side segments. The original message said 11o, those will work too.
Fireline in 6# and a size 12 needle
Purchased clasp or you may make one from your beads

The amounts will depend on whether you choose to make a rope or merely a bracelet. This technique can take on many different configurations simply by changing the size of the beads and the color sequences.
The class will focus on the spiral technique. However, I will also show variations using different size beads but keeping with the basic stitch. There are double and triple layer spirals as well as a flat version.
Please see the accompanying pictures. I used a cube for the core in the picture. You may use triangles, hex in 5o or 6o or just plain 6o seed beads.

I suggest if you are beginning, stay with the basic one first and go on from there. Experiment with all kinds of bead sizes. The sky’s the limit in this one.


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