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Russian spiral rope necklace - a quick beading project

I have an extremely busy summer ahead of me, including lots of things that have nothing to do with beading, jewelry, and art!  So I decided a few weeks ago that my summer project was going to consist of a series of beaded ropes that I could work on a little bit at a time without having to figure out what I meant to do next each time I pick them up!

I started with a Russian spiral variation that was taught in the June issue of Beadwork by Carol Ohl.  You can find instructions for plain Russian spiral at this link, but I like Carol's version better since you can get almost a plaid effect with it.

I used size 11/0 seed beads and size 15/0 seed beads for the rope.  When I got is as long as I wanted, I narrowed both ends slightly with size 15s and slipped the rope onto a cord.  As you can see, I used 18 gauge copper wire to wrap the ends of the cord around the closed rings for an S clasp.

Easy-peasy, a little at a time, finished!

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Ann Schroeder said…
This rope is gorgeous. Great project for a busy summer!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you Ann!