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Cellini Spiral Tutorial

The first ring of beads for a Cellini spiral, tied into a knot. The needle is then taken through the first two cylinder beads picked up.

Jennifer VanBenschoten
To make a Cellini spiral, you will need the following beads and materials:

  • One color of size 8 seed beads (D)
  • Two colors of size 11 seed beads (B) and (C)
  • One color of size 11 Japanese cylinder beads such as Delicas, Treasures or Aikos (A)
  • Beading thread
  • Size 12 beading needle
  • Wooden dowel or pencil (optional)
  • Scissors or thread cutter

Cut a comfortable length of beading thread.

Pick up the following beads: 6 A, 2 B, 2 C, 2 D, 2 C, 2 D

Tie the beads into a ring and pass needle through the first two A.

At this point, you may want to slip the ring onto the wooden dowel or pencil to hold the beadwork until the spiral begins to take shape.

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