This is the second bracelet in my introduction to RounDuo beads. I called it this because of the shape, like waves, and the sparkle from the crystal bicones resembling the flickering specs of like on moving water. And of course, because the first one I made is blue/green.
This one again only uses RounDuos, seed beads and bicones. This time, because the shaping is a little more defined and delicate, I’ve used size 15/0 seed beads. We have a foundation row of groups of four RounDuos, then a second layer of RounDuos, bicones and a cross-over of seed beads, making a beautifully shaped and textured bracelet.
Again, the tutorial for this bracelet can be purchased here, or in my Etsy Shop.
Now that my book is all but finished, just one more photo shoot this month, I thought it was about time I caught up on a few things. While I wasn’t looking, a plethora of new two-holed beads crept into my supplier’s shop. It was high time I started playing with these and designing some fabulous new pieces.
So here we are. I have begun by experimenting with RounDuo beads. These are simply divine little round beads with two parallel holes, and will work really well with other two-holed beads. There will be new designs mixing these with SuperDuos as soon as I can get them written up, but for now, as an introduction, I made this Chevron Bracelet. I aimed at taking on the shape and characteristics of a typical flat spiral, but a single row of RounDuos in the middle was simply not working, so I made it with three rows, put together with a modified Right Angle Weave, and the loops of seed beads and crystals along the edge added in a simple back stitch.
I think using two colours works really well with this design, the results are very pleasing.
You can find the tutorial here, or in my Etsy shop here
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.