How to make a beaded spiral bracelet
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Back to today’s tutorial! Recently I am obsessed with spiral bracelet. After studying multiple beading techniques to make the spiral pattern, I want to introduce you the one I like the most – Russia spiral. It’s quick, simple, and effective; and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
A traditional spiral bracelet has the spiral pattern from start to finish. However, in today’s tutorial I want to mix things up a little bit. In addition to the Russia spiral, I also used even count peyote tube in the design. This technique has been covered in my previous post — Learn Even Count, Odd Count and Tube in One Earring Design. Read this article first if you are unfamiliar with the technique.
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Step 1. Make Russia Spiral Beaded Bead
To create the dramatic visual contrast, I used Terahertz 3mm beads and Miyuki 11/0 seed beads for the Russia spiral. You can find the purchase links in products used section.
I won’t go into the details about the beading process. The video above and pictures below are self-explanatory. I just want to remind you to pay special attention to the “step up” process as shown in picture 9. After 4 rounds of adding beads, you will finish a full circle and need to step up to the next layer.
Products used in this project
Step 2. Complete the Bracelet
In this bracelet design, we are going to use the beaded spiral pattern as a large bead and slide it on a piece of even count peyote tube (picture 15).
As mentioned before, if you are not sure about even count peyote tube, read my post here.
The spiral pattern beaded bead is going to running loose on the bracelet. Therefore, don’t forget to weave the thread back and forth through the tube to secure the spiral bead. In addition, I also framed the edge of spiral bead with gold seed beads (picture 16). This is an optional step but does give the bead a more complete look.
Add a few more spiral beaded beads using the same approach. You can decide the length and the number of the beads by yourself.
Finally, add another piece of tube to connect the both ends and complete the bracelet. Make sure the bracelet is much large than your wrist as there is no clasps used. If you have a bangle, use it as a reference of the length.
As always, here is the complete step-by-step picture instructions below for your future reference.