| Spiraling Out of Control
We have gotten in so many great Miyuki
colors recently and, with Spring coming soon, I wanted to play! I have mastered stitches such as the right angle weave, even and odd count peyote, circular brick, and countless others, but I wanted to try something new and a little bit different. So when I found a very intriguing stitch online called the Cellini Spiral, I couldn't wait to try it. The architectural structure of the technique was absolutely intriguing to me; it has an ebb and flow to it created not only by color choice, but also by the fact that you are using 3 different sizes of seed beads. After much purchasing and exchanging, I finally decided to use the following Miyuki seed beads:
Although it seemed a bit daunting, this stitch is actually just a tubular peyote
that steps up and down in size. You start with a couple of yards of thread with a stop bead toward one end and add 2 of each color working from smallest to largest (I added mine in the order listed). Then you add the colors in reverse, adding 2 of each color again except for the first color strung. You run your needle through those first 2 beads strung. It all begins with a circle of seed beads...
I will say I got a little flustered and frustrated at first because I kept getting confused on which color to add next. Like any good weaving project, it takes a while before the pattern and shape really start to emerge. (And, like any challenging project, it got ripped apart more than once while I perfected my color order and tension.) Once I realized that you add the last color your needle passed through before going through the second bead in the next pair of colors, there was no stopping me! I even turned down dinner with a friend so I could keep working on my soon-to-be bracelet. It has taken me more hours than I care to count - because time flies when you're having fun - but I am about halfway done. Wish me luck!
DIY accessories Date 4/10/2013
Never been one for weaving- but this is gorgeous! the colour combination is so cheerful!
Deborah Matthews Date 4/10/2013
I love the colors and it's really pretty, great job.
Kristina Date 4/11/2013
Wow. I have great respect for those who can do this type of thing. I am NOT good at bead weaving... but this is awesome.
Lois D Date 5/20/2013
Absolutely stunning pattern! I would love to see this done in a beading video. Thank you for sharing your marvelous work of art.
Audrie Little Date 5/22/2013
Beautiful color combination. I will have to try this one myself. The thing with weaving is it always seems "scary" until I get started.
Heather Houck Date 6/27/2013
This looks like something I want to try.
Will go through my stash & see what I have. Has Karla done a tutorial on it? Will look. I would like to try it using fucshia, rose, maybe amethyst ,pinks & Maury shades. Does that sound reasonable?