Saturday, December 3, 2016

Various SuperDuo Duets Samples

After making lots of samples using the new SuperDuo Duets beads, I sorted through them and picked out the ones that I like well enough to make into bracelets. The samples in today's post are all of the ones that didn't make the cut for one reason or another. I blogged about these samples HERE, HERE and HERE. I figured that someone might be interested in making some of these so below I am listing the beads that I used and I also provide links to the patterns.

BANDWIDTH BRACELET

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Lilac Luster"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

BANDWIDTH BRACELET

  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Grey Luster"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

BANDWIDTH BRACELET
Right Sample:

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Bronze Luster"
Left Sample:
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Lilac Luster"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

SUNFLOWERS DAISY CHAIN BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Vega Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Vega on Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chalk Vega"
  • 4mm druks "Siam Matte aka Matte Garnet"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

DUO KHEOPS BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Gold" (4202)
  • Kheops® Par Puca® beads "Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Opaque"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

DUO SILKY BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Teal Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Green Luster"

This is adapted from the "Duo Kheops Bracelet" pattern, which you can buy HERE.

DUO SILKY BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • Silky beads "Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Green Luster"

This is adapted from the "Duo Kheops Bracelet" pattern, which you can buy HERE.

HARMONY BAND

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Bronze Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Chalk Bronze"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

HARMONY BAND

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Green Turquoise/Ivory Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

LORETTA DECO

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Green Turquoise/Ivory Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Turquoise Picasso"

Adapted from the "Loretta Earrings" pattern which you can buy HERE.

MYSTERY SUPERDUO BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Navy/Ivory Matte"

You'll find free instructions for this bracelet HERE.

MYSTERY SUPERDUO BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (4221)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Navy/Ivory Matte AB"

You'll find free instructions for this bracelet HERE.

CZECHMATE TILE AND SUPERDUO CUFF

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Navy/Ivory Travertin"
  • SuperDuo beads "Bronze"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise Green White Luster"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

SUPERDUO ROSETTE BRACELET

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Bronze Luster"
  • 3mm druks "Matte Siam Ruby Bronze Picasso" & "Siam Ruby Bronze Picasso"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

TWIN CUBE BANDS

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 3mm cubes Toho "Bronze" (221)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Black/White Dark Travertin"

You can buy this pattern HERE.

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bracelet of the Day: Bandwidth Bracelet - Navy & Ivory


BANDWIDTH BRACELET
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Navy/Ivory Matte Luster"

I showed you a sample of this bracelet in my first post about the new SuperDuo Duets beads HERE. I love the feel of this bracelet with matte finish beads and the Duets give the design a very different look. You can alter this look by reversing the order of the light and dark sides of the beads. Here are two samples that show how different the design looks when the colors are reversed:


They call the blue color on these SuperDuos "Navy" but I think it's more like denim blue. The blue is kind of speckled which makes it look less like solid navy blue.


I made these "SuperDuo Flower Chain Earrings" to go with my bracelet but I modified the design slightly. I wanted to alternate the navy and ivory sides of the SuperDuos in the same manner as in the bracelet. If I had made the earrings according to the pattern, the effect created by the two-toned beads would have been off-kilter because it wouldn't be centered. So, I just added a few more seed beads at the top and bottom and skipped over two SuperDuos instead of just one. Doing this makes the earrings a slightly different shape which I think suits the bracelet better than the original earrings would have. I didn't really want them to look like flowers.


SUPERDUO FLOWER CHAIN EARRINGS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Navy/Ivory Matte Luster"


You can buy Angie's "Bandwidth Bracelet" pattern at NannyPinksPassion on Etsy HERE. You can download my free "SuperDuo Flower Chain Earrings" pattern from THIS post. Red Panda has the whole color range of SuperDuo Duets beads. You can also get them at Queen City Bead on Etsy.






Thursday, December 1, 2016

24 Days of Advent Bracelets


On Monday I blogged HERE about the advent "chocolate" box that I made for my friend Teejay. I also showed you the advent boxes that Teejay sent me for Christmas in 2013. This was before I had started this blog so I never blogged about the boxes or the bracelets that Teejay made for me that Christmas. Luckily, I took photos of all 24 bracelets that Teejay made and numbered them according to the day that I opened them that December. She used some patterns that are for sale or free but some of them were her own original designs. You will probably recognize some of these...

DECEMBER 1 - Bronze and Red Tila Bracelet

You can buy this bracelet pattern HERE.


DECEMBER 2 - Duo Bobble Band

I've blogged about this design by Teejay many times. She adapted Deborah Roberti's "Bobble Bangles" pattern to make it work with 2-hole SuperDuos. I'm planning to make a pattern for it soon. 




DECEMBER 3 - Quick SuperDuo Bracelet

Teejay tweaked the pattern a little by connecting the motifs with SuperDuos. You'll find the free tutorial HERE.


DECEMBER 4 - Octopus Bracelet

This was made using a free pattern which you can download HERE.



DECEMBER 5 - Loretta Bracelet

This was made with what used to be a free earring pattern. Now you can buy it at EwaHotBeads Etsy HERE.


DECEMBER 6 - Tallulah Tila Bracelet

This is another original design by Teejay and you can download the free pattern from THIS post.


DECEMBER 7 - Tapestry Bracelet?

I'm pretty sure that Teejay adapted this from a pattern that was from an Etsy shop that has closed.


DECEMBER 8 - Teejay made this one using a Japanese bracelet diagram that she found online somewhere.


DECEMBER 9 - Tapestry Bracelet?

Pattern is no longer available for sale.


DECEMBER 10 - Key Largo Bracelet

I'm pretty sure that Teejay adapted this from a pattern that you can buy at mybeads4you on Etsy HERE.


DECEMBER 11 - Nouveau SuperDuo Chain

This was adapted from a necklace pattern that you can buy at JewelryTales on Etsy HERE. I've blogged about this pattern quite a few times.


DECEMBER 12 - Hexagon Duo Bracelet

Teejay adapted this from an earring pattern by Kelly Dale. You can buy the pattern in her Etsy shop HERE. Kelly also has a YouTube tutorial for this pattern HERE.


DECEMBER 13 - Dragonfly Bracelet

This is now one of my favorite bracelet patterns but I had never made one myself before Teejay made this one for me. You can buy Justyna's pattern at InMemoryOfEridhan Etsy HERE.


DECEMBER 14 - Unknown pattern.


It might be THIS free pattern.


DECEMBER 15 - Quick SuperDuo Bracelet

You can find this tutorial HERE.


DECEMBER 16 - Unknown pattern


It might be THIS free pattern.


DECEMBER 17 - Unknown pattern

It's some kind of tubular peyote stitch, I think. Isn't it cool?


DECEMBER 18 - Nouveau SuperDuo Chain

You can buy this pattern HERE.


DECEMBER 19 - Duo Bobble Band Variation

Teejay modified the original "Duo Bobble" to make this one.


DECEMBER 20 - Duo Bobble Band

I'm pretty sure this is another "Duo Bobble" variation.




DECEMBER 21 - Tallulah Tila Bracelet

Another beauty and original design by Teejay. Download her free pattern HERE.


DECEMBER 22 - Unknown pattern

I'm pretty sure that Teejay created this design.


DECEMBER 23 - Round Lace Bracelet

This is a free tutorial by Sandra Halpenny which you can find HERE. Teejay changed it up a bit by adding a fire polished bead in the center of each motif.


DECEMBER 24 - Bobble Band Variation

I've blogged about this design a few times. I plan to make a pattern for it sometime.