Turquoise Bracelet Is Now 2 Rows

After finding more turquoise pearls in my stash, I had several options.

  1. Make another single row flat spiral stitch bracelet.
  2. Take apart the single row bracelet and make it two rows.
  3. Make a necklace and earrings.

Since I really loved how the two row siam bracelet turned out, I went with option number 2.

Yep. I did. I cut into the bracelet and pulled it apart. All that work.

But it was worth it. Look how it turned out!!

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And I made earrings. Didn’t have anymore of the tiny 11/0 turquoise seed beads so I used the matte 8/0 ones.

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Here’s the BEFORE as one row.

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So… what do you think? Did I do the right thing?

Never Too Early For Holiday Crafting

I’ve already started making Christmas stuff for my winter craft shows.

Two more flat spiral stitch bracelets finished.

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Black, black diamond (smokey gray), clear and red Swarovski crystals. 6mm and 5mm bicones.

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And matching earrings.

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This one was made with black diamond crystals (smokey gray) as the core beads. 6mm round. Other crystals are 5mm bicones.

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I think I like solid black for the core beads best. More dramatic. It POPS.

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You can wear the red on the inside or the outside for a different look.

I am going to make a few more of these flat spiral stitch bracelets, maybe a necklace. Then it is on to something different. Triangles!!

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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Siam Bracelet: 2 Row Flat Spiral Stitch

Well, you knew I would try it, right?

Two rows of flat spiral stitch.

Not bad after getting started.

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Supplies used:

  • 6mm Swarovski crystals in Siam
  • 8/0 seed beads in Siam
  • 11/0 seed beads in Siam
  • Sterling silver multi-strand clasp (center)
  • Fireline beading thread

I made the first row just as I made the multi-color crystal bracelet I told you about. When I got to the 2nd row, needed a bit of help. So watched a You Tube video. Auntie’s Beads again.

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Adding the clasp was easy.

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If you make this, make sure you start the 2nd row on the RIGHT END. I was three core beads in when I realized I hadn’t done so. The two beginning beads create a distinctive pattern. Line “those” up on both rows.


Here’s the You Tube video from Auntie’s Beads.