Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Ever-Evolving Spiral" using Super Duos #2 - necklace edition

If you missed yesterday's review of the One Step Big Looper, please check that out.  I posted pretty late last night.

Before I forget, my business e-mail is up and running again, so you have no excuse for not sending me pictures of a recent project for my Xuron 4 in 1 Crimper giveaway!  All I ask is for a few good pictures and a description of your project to be posted on the blog.  Click here for all the details.

Do you remember my spiky triangle bracelet, now called SDN15 - Dino-spine?  The class calendar for July and August at Knot Just Beads has been released, and I'm teaching that bracelet on July 12 from 10:30-1:30.  Please click here for the class list and look for "SDN15 - Dino Spine".  Call 414-771-8360 to register!

On Thursday I posted about a bracelet using a new spiral technique I've been developing.  If you missed it, that post can be found here.

I have since stitched a matching necklace with another variation:

That middle section is thicker than the first two sections, and there are Rizos for a focal with some movement.

Here's another view of the necklace:

Like with the bracelet, the change in thickness in the different sections is pretty subtle.  Now that I see it stitched out, I do wish the thinner section was a bit longer and the medium section was a little shorter.  Also, the Rizo section in the middle could be longer than its current 3.5".  Ah, well.  I can make adjustments for the next one.

This technique is so versatile.  It can be stitched like I've done, with gradations of thicknesses, with or without the Rizos, or any of the thicknesses can be stitched on their own.  I think a bracelet with Rizos for the full length would be neat.  I can't wait to experiment!

And just like that, I have two new tutorials to write - this one and Twisted Finster.  After the frantic writing sessions right before the Bead&Button Show, I was all set to take a break.  No such luck, I guess!

If you'd like me to spend less time blogging and more time writing tutorials because you just can't wait to get your hands on my two new designs, you could send me some pictures and a description of a recent project.  I'll post it here for you, and you can share it with all of your friends and family.  You get some exposure (great for small businesses!), and I get to spend more time catching up on my new designs.  An added bonus is that you'll be entered into my giveaway to win a Xuron 4 in 1 Crimper tool!  All details can be found here.

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