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African Helix Stitch Video, Part 1
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This stitch was a request, so I taught myself so that I could teach you! African Helix is a fun stitch that creates a tube-like structure. This week we will only learn the stitch. We will complete the bracelet in Part 2 of this series.

Tips and Tricks:
  • One tube of each seed bead color should be plenty for a bracelet, but if you want to extend this to necklace length, plan on getting 2 tubes of each color.


Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer
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Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Love this
I adore this stitch. I don't use a pencil, though. I use one of those rods that comes in a bag of stuffing. They are tapered on one end to make it easier to get your beads on and off. Keep up the amazing videos!
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Reviewed by: from Oklahoma. - 8/9/2012
4/5
Rating easy pattern!!
Excellent video! I would love it if you could demonstrate how to put the wide-eye needle on the thread. I'm a begginer, and just LOVE your videos Karla!
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Reviewed by: from Illinois. - 12/19/2011
5/5
Rating Easy pattern even for a first try!
I worked this pattern on my first attempt without any problems. I like the fact that when you pull the thread tightly you will hear a click as it tightens. Keep up the good work on your videos Karla! You have clear, easy to follow videos making the complicated looking projects easy to complete.
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Reviewed by: from Texas. - 1/3/2011
5/5
Rating Fun but time consuming
I worked on this project on and off for 3 weeks. I used 10/0 because I couldn''''t find 11/0. I also used a regular sewing needle because I was impatient to start. It worked but the beads kept getting stuck over the eye. Eventually I finished and it turned out really fabulous. Now I have the right size beads and proper needle so it''''ll be much faster. Try it, you''''ll love it.
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Reviewed by: from Jacksonville, FL . - 10/12/2010
Questions and Answers
Q: when will we be able to see part 2 of this lovely bracelet? Dennis
Asked by: - 7/22/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Part Two is available, please see the link:
http://www.auntiesbeads.com/African-Helix-Stitch-Bracelet-Video-Part-2_p_4149.html
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