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How To Make a Double Spiral

Learn how to make a double spiral beading pattern with this jewelry making technique tutorial!

How To Make a Double Spiral
How To Make a Double Spiral
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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

Bead TypeGlass

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Bead Technique UsedStitched

Easy

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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I am responding to the "Did you know" article that states that beadwork started with the Native Americans. I am not sure how sure how far back the archeological record of Native American bead work goes, but there are certainly such records for Egypt, Ancient Rome, India, and China that all go back for 2,000 years and more. So I think that we could say that bead work "started" around the world.

Hello Lyone, We have specified to note that we mean the first group to use beads in America. We agree that there is definitely a rich worldwide history when it comes to beads! Thank you for your feedback. - Editors of AllFreeJewelryMaking

It seems that anywhere I look this evening someone has had the idea to post directions for basic techniques that are not easy to figure out without help brilliant choices because it will encourage would-be beaders to create effective jewellery.

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