Created by: Susan Bowerman
Project

Holiday Spiral Choker

Who is this project for? Women What advice would you give someone starting this project? I took a gamble on this choker, knowing I was running short on beads. It would have made a lovely bracelet, but I pushed it. As a result, it is truly a "choker" to be worn by someone tall and thin. I can wear it, and it is lovely around my neck, but most would prefer something to be a bit looser. When doing spiral rope with larger elements, an allowance needs to be made for the thickness which is being created as it spirals.

You Can Make This

Susan Bowerman made Holiday Spiral Choker with:

  • Seed and glass beads
  • fireline.

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What advice would you give someone starting this project? I took a gamble on this choker, knowing I was running short on beads. It would have made a lovely bracelet, but I pushed it. As a result, it is truly a "choker" to be worn by someone tall and thin. I can wear it, and it is lovely around my neck, but most would prefer something to be a bit looser. When doing spiral rope with larger elements, an allowance needs to be made for the thickness which is being created as it spirals.

Q&A with Susan Bowerman

Linda Correll asked:
this is beautiful Susan! I was looking thru Aga's class yesterday and I saw your post about buying some new tools! have they arrived yet and if they have do u find they make a difference? what tools did u buy? I am asking because I am in need of some new tools myself and I was just wondering if it's worth the cost to buy more expensive tools!
Susan Bowerman answered:
I Linda, thank you for you kind words. I do think investing in better tools has made a difference for me. I love those tronex cutters that Aga uses. They have enabled me to really cut in tight spaces and they are wonderfully sharp. I use them on wire that is 24 gauge or higher. I also bought the tronex needle nose pliers and they are very nice, too, but I love the cutters the most. They rock! Finally, I bought those skinny pointed blue light blue handled chain nose pliers she uses with the thinner tips. These are made by xuron. I bought all of them from Amazon and love them!
Linda Correll asked:
Thanks for the info Susan, I appreciate it very much!
Susan Bowerman answered:
No problem, I love those pliers!

Skill Level

Beginner

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