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Video:How to Make a Spiral Rope Stitch Bracelet

with Abby Feldman

The spiral rope stitch bracelet is one of the easiest for beginners to learn how to do.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Spiral Rope Stitch Bracelet

Hi there, I'm Abby Feldman with About.com and today we are going to make a spiral rope stitch bracelet. The spiral rope stitch is one of the easiest and most versatile stitches there is, and is great for beginners.

Supplies for Making a Spiral Rope Stitch Bracelet

Here's what we'll need:
  • About 5 grams of size 11/0 seed beads in two different colors. Use high contrast beads to make it easier to see what you're doing
  • Size "D" nymo thread in a color to match the core beads of your spiral
  • A size 12 beading needle
  • 2 8mm French coils
  • Clear nail polish
  • Scissors
  • Beeswax or Thread Heaven
  • And finally a clasp and ring for finishing

Instructions for Making a Spiral Rope Stitch Bracelet

First cut a three foot piece of Nymo. Stretch and condition it with your beeswax or Thread Heaven, and then thread your beading needle. Place four beads in your core color followed by three beads in the outside spiral color onto your threadTie the beads into a circle, leaving about a 6" tail. Pass a needle through the four core beads and come out the top.

Additional Instructions for Making a Spiral Rope Stitch Bracelet

Add one bead in the core color and three beads in the spiral color, and let them drop down to the other beads. Pass the needle through three of the first four core beads and the one core bead you just added. You should pass through a total of four core beads. Do not pass through the first core bead on your thread. Pull the thread up through the four core beads then use your thumb to push the three blue beads over the side so that they sit next to the first set of three spiral beads. Repeat from step four until your spiral rope reaches the length you want. Keep pushing the top beads over as you go and remember to only pass the needle through the four core beads.

Finish your bracelet by adding a French coil to the tail thread and stitching the thread back into the spiral. Make sure to tie a very secure knot and finish with a drop of clear nail polish. Repeat on the other side with the other French coil, and finally add your clasp and hook. You're finished! See, wasn't that easy? Feel free to extend the length of your bracelet to turn it into a necklace or even a hand strap for a bag. The possibilities are endless.

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