Monday, September 14, 2015

More jewelry designs with SuperDuos

The bead world has been inundated with new bead shapes in the last year, and many of them are beads with two holes.  It has been a little mind boggling to think about designing with all the new shapes.  But one new two-hole bead - the SuperDuo - has been warmly accepted.

My most recent bracelet design using SuperDuos is a bracelet I call "Better Shape Up," named for the "step up" layer added down the middle.  The tutorial for this bracelet is available in my Etsy shop.

I have also created kits in four color ways and they are also available in my Etsy shop.  The photo above uses the African Turquoise SuperDuo Mix.  The other three color ways are shown below.  The first photo shows the Night Magic (purple) SuperDuo mix.  The second photo shows the Silver and Gold SuperDuo Mix (which I call Night Life).  The third photo shows the White Wedding SuperDuo mix.  The kits come with enough beads to create an 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) bracelet and the magnetic clasp adds another 1/2" (12 mm).

Because the SuperDuo beads have been so popular, the Czech Matubo company has also produced a MiniDuo bead.  I created a necklace using both the MiniDuos and SuperDuos.  The tutorial for it is available through local bead stores who purchase from Beadsmith.

I encourage you to being using the new two hole Super or Mini Duo beads!
Happy Beading!

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