I have been looking at the new Kheops Par Puca beads recently. I’ve seen some fascinating designs with them on Etsy and Facebook, but what prompted me to go an order them was a competition, run by The Beadsmith, on their facebook page, to show new designs using the Kheops beads.
So, while I’m waiting to hear about the book, and putting the brakes on it for a little while, and meaning to come up with some more new designs for tutorials, I ordered those little triangles, and waited with anticipation for them to arrive.
Kheops Par Puca are gorgeous little Czech glass beads in a triangle shape with two holes running through them. On one side, you can see both holes, and these hole exit one on each of the other two sides. This makes them a little bit challenging to work out designs that can use them and where the thread can run and so on. So I thought I’d start with a fairly simple bracelet. I got confused and had them all the wrong way round, but…I had got the ‘feel’ of them.
So I began with the same SuperDuo foundation as my Louisa necklace, and just worked from there. I produced a whole collar, but ran out of the Kheops, but decided to use the same design in a bib necklace. Here it is. I’m really pleased with it, and will be making one in black and gold once the next order of beads arrives.
So in the meantime, I have entered it into the competition, and it has been really well received. In 12 hours, 18 shares and dozens of ‘likes’ on it since it was added to The Beadsmith’s page. Even Ella Des, a fabulous designer who, although she doesn't know it, gave me so much inspiration in the early days, complimented it, and for me that is one hell of a compliment. Lots are asking for a tutorial, and it is in the pipeline, but for now I want to put more new designs out there in the competition. There will be one very soon though.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.