Have You Tried The Flat Spiral Stitch Yet?

What are you waiting for!!

It is so addicting.

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For this one, I gathered up my “green” supplies. Light green, mint green, hunter green and olive. Sparkly, shiny and matte. Even though nothing seemed to match, I made it anyway. I know I said yuck a few times. In my head. But kept going.

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Next I tried pearls for the core beads instead of crystals. I used turquoise and aqua seed beads for the side arches. 5 of turquoise and 5 of aqua. I didn’t notice this until I was finished. The bracelet is reversible. Wear it one day on the turquoise seed bead side. Aqua side the next. An unexpected surprise!!

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This next one, I am using brown, burnt orange, olive and light beige.

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I like creating my own beaded toggle bar. It becomes part of the bracelet design and creates a seamless look. Just have to make sure it is thin enough to easily go through the toggle circle. String 14 or 16 seed beads and peyote 4 rows works best for me.

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I love these Swarovski crystal circles. Pricey, but I still love them.

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Every once in a while, I dust off my bag of wire. It has the “good stuff” I bought when I took a couple of wire making classes. It also has inexpensive colorful wire. Artistic wire. I would rather work with the cheap stuff and just toss my mistakes. I don’t work with wire enough to get good at it.

So… I guess I will forever make stuff like this.

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14 comments on “Have You Tried The Flat Spiral Stitch Yet?

  1. Robbie payne says:

    Great work…not sure which is my favorite color bracelet! I might just have to try this stitich! Thanks for sharing! (as always!)

  2. Grandma V says:

    May I steal your color idea from your Craft Color Challenge? That has got to be my favorite. Such beautiful work you do, again and again. I am anxious to get going on this stitch. I have watched the tutorial videos that you referred to . Several things I have to finish up first – Dang – never enough hours in a day, week, month, year!!!Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  3. Debra says:

    Love the turquoise one Donna! The autumn one is my second fave.

  4. Letha Lynea says:

    I just found your site and I have to say I am amazed. You provide great information, tutorials, and are very talented. I am going to have to try making one of these crystal bracelets and a handbag. Again, amazing work…thank you so very much for sharing:-)

  5. Kokopelli says:

    Flat spiral is still on my to-do-list. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂 But atm raw wool, yarn and skeins are my toys. The spinning wheel is still running.

  6. don_mae says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my work.

    I have a couple more in mind. Brown and light topaz. And blue and light blue pearls.

    I started learning triangles today. Practicing.

  7. Crystal says:

    As a girl whose favorite season is autumn, I have to choose your “color challenge” bracelet as my absolute favorite. 🙂

    Love those glorious colors together!

    (Pretty toggle clasp, too!)

  8. Debra says:

    I keep meaning to ask you- where do you find the rings you use in your toggles? What are they called?

  9. Sacchi says:

    OMG, addicting is right. I loove flat spiral. And it works up fast so you can experiment and make lots of cool bracelets.
    I really like the autumn one and the turqoise one. I love how you can get totally different looks out of one technique just by changing the color.

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Sacchi. Yes. Sooo addicting. I keep thinking up ideas. I took apart the turquoise one and made it into 2 rows. I like it much better now. Will post a picture.

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