You're seeing this right; this is not chainmaille; it's seed bead weaving, one of my favorite crafts. Been a while since I last did any... For a new year, some new ideas brewing in my head, something mixed media... First one to revisit is Dutch Spiral.
This odd-count tubular peyote weave is fascinating! Yes, it's known as Dutch Spiral, but it's not woven in the typical spiral stitches.
It's done exactly as any odd-count tubular peyote, except it has a "floating bridge" added to each round. This is where the magic beings!!
My test piece is just a short segment of size 11 mixed with size 6 for the ridge effect, followed by a string of 3-bead, size 15, "floating bridge". The starting rounds can be a bit confusing, but not as tricky as some other spirals or tubular weaves.
Not too many chainmaille weaves that I know of can do spirals as dramatic and flexible; Markovian Helix may be one, but it's not exactly a quick weave to put together.