Saturday, January 04, 2014
Russian Spiral Stitch...
Now that I've firmly grasped the Basic Spiral Stitch, I thought it would be time to explore other Spiral Stitches. The next stitch on my list: The Russian Spiral Stitch.
Instead of building the rope vertically as you go, you're in essence, building the rope horizontally. Above is my first attempt. I used size 11 and size 6 seed beads to create the rope. I then fished a piece of flexible beading wire through the core, strung two carnelian beads and attached a lovely enameled toggle by C-Koop. I love how the carnelian is a pop of color and is a nice contrast to the blue, it also picks up and enhances some of the copper tones in the toggle.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied. I want to experiment with different sizes and shapes of beads. I think this could be a wonderful base for other future projects.