Monday, July 11, 2011

July's Personal Challenge Dutch Spiral

Well after going through my stash and going to my LBS for some 3mm round crystals I started stitching my Dutch spiral Saturday night.  I got about two inches completed and my eyes grew heavy and I could feel myself drifting away so I took a picture of my progress and went to bed.

I have found that my color pallet in my stash is mostly consists of the green and blue colors all in different shades of those two colors or the red family with some neutrals thrown in for good measure.

Well I finished my Dutch spiral today it took about 5 hours to complete.  I worked on it about an hour Saturday, 2 hours Sunday night and 2 hours today until it was finished.

In the spiral I used size 11/0 round seed beads cream color and a greenish blue AB color, size 8/0 seed bead green with a blueish tint mate color, size 6/0 seed bead blue with a greenish tint mate color, 4mm glass pearls, 3mm round Czech light green AB crystals, and 4mm clear AB bicone crystals.  In the chain I used 8mm, 6mm, and 4mm glass pearls cream color, 3mm Czech light green AB crystals, 4mm clear AB crystals, silver tone base metal daisy spacers, silver tone base metal bead caps, and a silver tone base metal S hook clasp.

Now on to the next challenge - Hardware Finds.

Happy beading Y'all


  1. Why did I forget about the Dutch spiral? I love it, and I *really* love the way yours turned out. Great choice of colors, Therese!

  2. Gorgeous work! I love the green and blue together. ~Val

  3. LOL I have a ton of green and blue too! It turned out great, the colorway is perfect!

  4. Beautiful Therese - I too have a lot of teal/gree/blue it's such a soothing combo!

  5. I'm a huge teal/blue fan too!!! In fact, I have to make myself NOT use those colors! :-) Your necklace is gorgeous. And it only took you 5 hours?? It is so intricate, it looks like it would have taken double that time! It will be so pretty to wear over the summer (and any season!).

  6. Therese, is the Dutch spiral the same as he Cellini spiral?
    Either way, five hours for this is as amazing as running a marathon in 3 hours. The color combo is one of my personal favorites.
    Lovely piece!