I just love these colors used in the ceiling at the Naniboujou Lodge, which I wrote about here. I decided to make a double spiral rope using these colors. I wanted to use the bright colors more as an accent, to help it not be too overwhelming and busy.
Here’s my first attempt — too much core showing. I’m using beads on hand, and these 6s were what I had that worked the best as a core bead with these colors. An 8 would have been better.
Okay, let’s do a triple spiral. I’ve never done one before, but what’s one more spiral among friends? This works, but I have the colored beads disappearing a bit into the spiral.
Here’s the one I’m sticking with; it has the addition of a 13 in the red-brown after the two bright colors, to help the colors not get buried in the nearby spiral.
I think I like it, and will continue. I need a great button or something for a clasp, or maybe make a beaded clasp? For some great spiral necklaces (and many other pieces), look at Sabina’s website. Here’s a wild spiral sample of hers — it’s a quintuple. She ran out of needle space in the core beads, and I think she said it was inflexible. Update: check out Saby’s comment – the quintuple technically worked, it was the SIX rounds on a spiral that was inflexible.