Tuscan Vine Necklace by Carole Ohl

Create a dance of winding, vine-like patterns using an easy Russian spiral technique to make Carole Ohl’s Tuscan Vine Necklace. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Tuscan Vine Necklace

Technique: Russian spiral

Project level: Beginner

Materials:
10 g garnet-lined ruby AB size 15° seed beads (A)
7 g African sunset gold luster size 11° seed beads (B)
7 g seafoam-lined light topaz rainbow size 11° seed beads (C)
7 g raspberry gold luster size 11° seed beads (D)
7 g marbled light blue amethyst opaque size 11° seed beads (E)
2 copper 4mm swivel cord ends
1 copper 17mm toggle clasp
2 copper 6mm twisted jump rings
17″ of black 4mm round leather cord
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Multipurpose adhesive

Tuscan Vine Necklace

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 18″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Experiment with your colors! The blocks of color can change randomly and can be repeated for as many rounds as you’d like.
  • For a more geometric, “plaid” effect, change up your colors every ten rounds.
  • Seed beads often vary in size depending on finishes and manufacturers. If you’re using a larger seed bead, you may want to use a set of four size 11° seed beads instead of the five in each round.
  • For a rope with a smaller diameter, use only three colors of beads, and a set of four beads instead of the set of five.

Alternate Colorways:
RUSTED COPPER BRACELET
7 g matte crystal sunset size 15° seed beads (A)
4 g matte metallic copper size 11° seed beads (B)
4 g pewter galvanized size 11° seed beads (C)
4 g dark salmon Duracoat opaque size 11° seed beads (D)
4 g red opaque size 11° seed beads (E)
2 copper 9.5mm cord ends
1 copper 13mm toggle clasp
4 copper 6mm twisted jump rings
6.5″ of black 4mm round leather cord
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Multipurpose adhesive

Rusted Copper Bracelet

Rusted Copper Bracelet

SILVER/RED/TURQUOISE NECKLACE
10 g light smoky pewter galvanized Duracoat size 15° seed beads (A)
7 g champagne galvanized Duracoat size 11° seed beads (B)
7 g aqua-lined topaz size 11° seed beads (C)
7 g red-lined crystal size 11° seed beads (D)
7 g antique bronze size 11° seed beads (E)
2 silver 4mm cord ends
1 silver 16mm toggle clasp
5 silver 6mm jump rings
2″ of 5×7mm extender chain
17″ of black 4mm round leather cord
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Multipurpose adhesive

Silver/Red/Turquoise Colorway

Silver/Red/Turquoise Colorway

CAROLE OHL has been a beader, teacher, and bead-weaving designer since 2003. She also served as a Starman TrendSetter in 2015–2017. She owns a bead store in Kettering, Ohio, called Bead Stash that serves to inspire and preserve the community’s love of beading. Contact Carole at caroleohl@gmail.com and find her tutorials at www.openseed.etsy.com.


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