I wanted to stitch a spiral bracelet and couldn't make up my mind whether I wanted to use 4mm black fire polish beads or 4mm burgundy pearls as the main beads. Well, I remembered some good advice: "When beading, if you ask yourself "What if..." then just do it!" I stitched five rounds with the fire polish and then did five rounds with the pearls and it looks quite a bit like double spiral stitch but is much, much faster!
Core is four 8/0 metallic dark raspberry. 11/0s are rose gold.