How To Make a Double Spiral
Learn how to make a double spiral beading pattern with this jewelry making technique tutorial!
Looking to expand your jewelry bead making techniques? Follow this tutorial on How To Make a Double Spiral. This technique is fairly simple to master and looks great once it's completed. It does take many beads to complete, so it's a great way to use up a collection loose beads you've accumulated. Plus, this beading technique can easily be used for different necklace and bracelets patterns, so you can really experiment with how you want your DIY jewelry to look. Switch up the colors on your different beaded jewelry projects to create numerous fun patterns with this one simple jewelry making technique!
Project TypeLearn a Technique
Time to CompleteWeekend project
Bead Technique UsedStitched
DID YOU KNOW
That beadwork in America started with the Native Americans. However, when the Native Americans started putting together these different beadwork designs, they had to create their own beads. Because of this, they created these beads out of stone and metal of some sort. The Native Americans were not introduced to any kind of glass bead to use in their beadwork until the Europeans came over to the land.
Different Native American tribes had different patterns or styles that went along with their beadwork. Some tribes focused their beadwork on their clothing or any kind of leather hide that they had, which could be a handle to a bag or the tassels of their moccasins. However, once the glass beads came over from the Europeans, Native Americans started to create a lot of beaded jewelry.
Overall, stitched jewelry continued to advance as more European goods came into the Native Americans' style. For example, they stopped using leather as often and now had access to cotton or wool clothing that they could choose to bead. However, beaded jewelry continued to grow and expand as Native Americans realized all the different colors that they could start using in their jewelry patterns.
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