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I love designs which are fluid and sculptural. If you feel the same way,  then you will like this inspiring tutorial spotted on Fire Mountain Gems.   The designer, Catharina Thomas, created a wonderful beaded ribbon curl of a necklace using brick stitch which she called "DNA Ribbon".

The brick stitch with a twist ensures the beaded strand curls. The way one end cradles the pearl is delightful!

It's not strictly like DNA because DNA is actually a double helix (see first link below).  However, who cares when the design is as lovely as this one! Experiment with different beads, colors, etc!

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  1. I made this necklace for someone over the Christmas holiday. I made it in blue and white crystals

  2. Blue and white is a very pretty combination. Lucky someone!

  3. Love this necklace!

  4. Thank you for your kind comments on my work, Pearl, much appreciated!

  5. I will definitely check out FMG's tutorial on this. I love the simplicity and fluidity of the piece and especially love the loop and button type closure - makes it look like a small lariat necklace.

  6. Wow - just checked it out on FMG - it is a wonderfully clear and concise tutorial - now I want to make one. :)

  7. Hi I love ur design but I thought this was a tutorial? Where do I find that at?

    1. Carrie- this isn't my tutorial. I simply shared the find. What you need to do is to click on the highlighted text link. It will take you to the Fire Mountain Gems site. You can then download the free instructions there. Hope this is clear. Have fun.

    2. I finally figured it out. Lol Thank u for sharing. I just needed to know how to do the style. Im making earrings. I will share with u when done. Thanks for responding so quickly.


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