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Spiral Rope Tutorial

Spiral Rope Bracelet

T11-384 (core bead)

Silver Beadtips
Size 12 Beading Needles

.006 Wildfire Beading Thread

Start your project by threading your needle with a comfortable length of thread. I use about 2 wingspans.

String on 1 size 15 seed bead, and circle back through the bead again. Then tie a knot in your thread with the bead inside the knot. Repeat the knot. String on 1 beadtip from the cup side so that the size 15 bead nestles down into the cup.

String on 4 size 11 seed beads in the "core bead" color.

Pick up 1 core bead, 2 size 15 seed beads, 1 alternate color (from your core bead color) size 11 seed bead, 1 3mm Magatama, 1 alternate size 11 color & 2 size 15 seed beads. Pass back through the last 3 core beads AND the core bead you just added.
Repeat until your bracelet is the length you would like. Remember to account for about 3/4" to 1" in length for your clasp.

To finish, string on 1 size 11 core bead, a beadtip, and a size 15 seed bead. Knot around the size 15 seed bead making sure it sits snug inside the cup of the beadtip.

Snip your tail ends. Close your beadtips and attach your clasp.

Wear your new bracelet proudly!

This tutorial, all images and text are Copyright 2009 Beki Haley
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