Twin, a new seed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand, offers much more creativity and possibilities.
John Bead has them in stock and here are so many colours to choose from.
To learn more about this new bead, Preciosa has a wonderful information page here.
I discovered a free set of instructions for this amazing bracelet. Linked here. The relatively simple procedure using the so-called herringbone stitch will enable you to try working with this unique Czech seed bead with two holes.
I have downloaded my copy and hope to give this pattern a try this weekend !
I am not a beader…just a bead lover. When I think of “beaders” I think of those amazing jewelers who can create a necklace or bracelet with hundreds of tiny beads and it turns out beautiful. They can follow or create their own instructions. They know how to start or finish a section. They know how to fix a mistake. As a bead lover, I collect all sorts of beads and most of my jewelery is a combination of stringing, wiring and the re-purposing of old pieces. My bracelet today is a pretty big achievement. Especially for someone with no actual bead training.
Lilla posted a great link on Facebook yesterday and I took it on as a challenge. She found instructions on the Bead and Button website for this bracelet. I have never made (I mean finished) a bracelet using only beads and string. I actually followed the instructions!
Excited to start I pulled out supplies last night.
The Preciosa Traditional Czech Twin Beads are now in stock and there are so many colours to choose from. I started with purple matte terra pearl.
My first attempts were not so hot….I admitted that starting this project at 10pm after a long day might not be a good idea.
This morning I started again. First set…..not bad. Not perfect I know, but perfect for me.
Here is my finished bracelet.
Here is the designers. Her beads are alot tighter and evenly spaced. If you try making one will you send us a picture! I am so happy with my own version!