Teal Russian Spiral necklace. Russian spiral beadweaving - seed beads, pearls, glass focal beads. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Teal Russian Spiral Necklace

This is an experiment in how to contain big focal glass beads. I strung 8 lines of beads to enclose each copper glass bead. I had a stash of cut seed beads which have a lovely glint so I incorporated a variety of other beads – delicas, size 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads to make a Russian spiral. The ends are stitched in twisted herringbone and a string of size 8/0 beads. The toggle is a short piece of enclosed Russian spiral which goes through a simple loop.

Just over 20″ long from toggle to loop.

Focal of Teal Russian Spiral necklace. Russian spiral beadweaving - seed beads, pearls, glass focal beads. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Focal of Teal Russian Spiral necklace

Clasp of Teal Russian Spiral necklace. Russian spiral beadweaving - seed beads, pearls, glass focal beads. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Clasp of Teal Russian Spiral necklace