We learned this fantastic weave from Sandi
Graves at Embellishment during one of our all night beading sessions! This
is easy to do and best of all it looks like you spent weeks making it! Sandi
owns a bead store called "Stormcloud Trading" and is very helpful
if you need to mail order some beads.
Begin your Spiral Rope by weaving a base layer. I like to use a dark
bead for this step.
Weave the second layer with contrast colored beads. I love using gold
or silver for this but I should warn you that Dolly Parton is my fashion
Your rope will not begin to spiral properly until you have added the
"reverse side embellishment." Try making a short rope first so
you can see how it works. It's easy to add to this rope, just go back and
add more of the base layer!
At this point I normally tell you to go print your diploma
when you have mastered a stitch. I know you'll be so busy weaving Spiral
Ropes that you may not have time until later! I have a feeling I'm going
to be a lonely beader for a while!