Beading
silver pieces of work in progress jewelry on a wooden workspace
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With all the decisions that go into designing a piece of jewelry, it's probably safe to say that choosing a clasp isn't exactly any designer's first priority. But if you choose the wrong type, you'll regret it.
Amy Latta
Small section of blue seed beads work in the  peyote stitch on a white background
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A piece of bead-woven jewelry, with its intricate matrix of shapes and colors laid out in neat rows like a brick wall, can be totally gorgeous. But also: daunting! You might think it's just too challenging to try.
Beginner
Welcome
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Carol welcomes you to this workshop on African helix stitch, from the basics to mastery!
Meet Carol Cypher
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Fiber artist Carol Cypher teaches workshops in beadwork and feltmaking, and the provocative pairing of the two, in the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe.
Carol's Favorite Materials
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Here's a list of Carol's favorite materials, tools and supplies. It's important for you to experiment to find what works best for you.
Enhancing the Swirl: Kalahari Oasis Lariat
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Practice the swirling effect by making your own Kalahari Oasis Lariat along with Carol!
Conclusion
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Thank you for coming along on this African helix journey!
Carol's Top 5 Tips
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Carol shares her top tips for African helix stitch!
Fundamentals of African Helix Stitch
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Carol walks you through the structure and anatomy of African helix stitch.
Basic Stitch: Silver & Ceylon Bracelet
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Learn the basic stitch of African helix, while at the same time creating a beautiful bracelet!
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