I tried a new variation of my DNA beaded earrings. These are all in silver seed beads, with matte silver on the inside and shiny silver along the edges. I removed the bugle bead rungs to make a narrower helix. The result gave not only a narrower helix, but more twist per rung. See, in the original design below, eight rungs gives just over one complete twist.
But with this new pair, eight rungs gives about one and a half complete twists. They're more twisty.
What I learned from this little experiment is that you can use different lengths of bugle beads for the rungs, but the smaller the bugle bead (or none at all) will make the beaded DNA twist more, and conversely, if you use longer bugle beads, the DNA will twist less. Click the photos to see the listings.