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One of the most exciting things we are exploring on team right now are spirals. This is one you have seen before- it is an example of the Hexagon Increase on a Spine.
When we realized that the 2/1/1 or Hexagon Increase made hexagonal helical coils, of course we wanted to try making other counts.
Joy Davison created this fabulous square spiral built on a small 24-point PodCast Bead, and this is a short excerpt from a video I am building on Deconstruction – I thought you might like to see it.
What type of increase pattern will YOU try on a Spine or a PodCast? We are so curious to see more, more more of these spirals- and we’d love to see them made straight (as opposed to in the round, for bangles) so we can photograph them and study them that way before they are joined.
Please send us photos of what you make! For reference, here are the pages in CGB, Volume I that show one way to do a Square increase. There are several. Click the photo to open larger. It’s from the Basics Section, which is free to download here on our website.