I don't know about you, but I find spike beads are not easy to find.  But there is a solution for that! Just check out this awesome linked bead bib-style spike necklace tutorial by Kelsey over on the Loose Ends blog. She uses beads in graduated sizes most effectively.

This project is easy for beginners and a good way to practice making wire loops!  The instructor uses bright colors which can easily be changed to other color schemies.

She also alternated the longer lengths with shorter ones.  But you could center the long ones and taper to shorter links going to the back of the necklace.

The possibilities!!

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