Apr 092010

spiral bracelet with tubular peyoteThis is another design that is so interesting , that as a beader, you just have to give it a try at some point.  This bracelet is made from tubular peyote stich as is my grey necklace, also on this site.  However, with the spiral bracelet, you change the size of the bead as you work, going from a small 15/0 bead or charlotte to a 6/0 bead and back again.  The result is this fascinating spiral which happens automatically as a result of the change in bead sizes.  The hard part is connecting the two ends together to form the circle, but when you get the pattern lined up properly it all clicks in to place.  Well, more or less.

 As it happens, this is another kit.  Although, it is a fairly common technique shown in a variety of books and magazines.  What you get from the kit is this lovely brown/green colorway. 

 Kits are great for developing a feel for what colors go together and for that lazy day, or week when you want to experiment but don’t have the right collection of bead colors or sizes.

  2 Responses to “Spiral Bracelet”

  1. Hello and thank you for this beautiful and helpful website. May I buy the kit from you? Daphne

  2. Hello Daphne,
    Thank you for the lovely comment regarding my site. The kit is by Jill Wiseman. I bought it at a show, but it may be available through tapestrybeads.com. Jill calls it a “Curly-Q Bracelet”. Good luck.