Sunday, October 28, 2012

Flat Spiral - WIP

This is my first attempt at flat spiral:

It is a "graduated necklace" - not exactly graduated, but the portion in front is larger than the side pieces, because it has a large rondelle as the center bead, and the side pieces downsize to a 4 mm firepolish bead in the center of the spiral.

Flat spiral works up incredibly quickly; I have seen a lot of bracelets in this stitch, and have always wanted to try it.

The center portion of my necklace, with the rondelle, would make a terrific bracelet. I am withholding opinion on the necklace until it is finished; I'm not sure whether I like the effect. And I'm worried that the center portion won't lie flat against the neck. We'll see!

I have to stitch about 1.5 inches more on each side, and then I am going to create a hand-woven clasp, because nothing in my stash is quite right for this piece.

I'll show you the results when it's done!


Halinka said...

The flat spiral is fine.I've tried it once in such a gold necklace.It is funny play to make it and the result is really perfect.Your necklace is very decorative,with the nice sort of beads and beautiful colors.
Warm Hugs-Halinka-

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful beginnings to your necklace. I really like the size change in the center. I hope the center lies flat for you. I have not done a whole necklace with flat spiral just sections in a necklace. I have made lots of bracelets with this stitch.

BackstoryBeads said...

I hope it lays flat because you've woven a fantastic design - just love the colors you chose. And I want to see how you design the clasp. I love graduated necklaces, it's one of my favorite effects, and I'm pulling for this one!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I have not finished mine either, maybe I am waiting to see if your will lie flat...LOL!