I guess I thought I had done a simple flat spiral stitch. I've done so many types of spirals I figured I'd must have. But once I saw the actual pattern I realized that I had never actually done this stitch the right way.
I know I've mentioned this before but I bead like I cook .... I open several books to the same recipe and improvise. So I suppose it is no wonder that I 'thought' I was already doing a flat spiral because the stitched looked ... well like a flat spiral.
It never occurred to me to look for the pattern because every time I've seen this pattern in a finished product it was with crystals. And most of you who know my style would know that crystals aren't really my thing.
This month there was a challenge to use this very simple stitch and so I decided to actually read it. And now that I see this spiral with some deep, dark colors .... it is likely one I will use more often. I really loved how these hematite stones look with the whisper of blood red micro beads (size 15 for those that care about sizes).
Now that cooler weather is setting in, I've got the bead table in full swing. I have several pieces to show you that I'll be posting over the next week or so, so be sure to stop back by.