Beaded ropes - spiral stitch
Spiral bead weaving stitch is probably my favourite kind of beaded rope -- it works up quickly, is sturdy and I think it's very attractive without being too bulky.
All three examples above are made with the same basic recipe: a core of 4 8/0 seed beads and the outer spiral of 1 11/0, 1 4 mm fire polished bead and 1 11/0.
Spiral Stitch Tutorial at Ruby's Bead Work
Spiral rope stitch at beadingdaily