Friday, January 31, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Another Nouveau SuperDuo Chain

Nouveau SuperDuo Chain Bracelet
  • 15/0 seed beads - Miyuki “Olivine” (15-458)
  • 11/0 seed beads - Miyuki “Olivine” (11-458)
  • 8/0 seed beads - Miyuki “Olivine” (8-458)(2)
  • 11/0 seed beads - Toho “Hybrid Light Beige Picasso” (11-Y306)
  • SuperDuo beads “Chalk White Copper Picasso” (65435)
  • 3mm druks “Jet Copper Picasso” (CZRD3-CT2398) *
  • 2 4mm bronze jump rings
  • Bronze magnet clasp
* I got these from Red Panda and I've never seen them anywhere else locally or online. It's one of my favorite colors in druks. They go with a lot of my beads and I love the "grungy" look of them.

You can buy this bracelet pattern HERE on Etsy.

I'm wearing another Nouveau SuperDuo Chain Bracelet today but this one looks completely different than the one I wore yesterday. This illustrates how using different kinds and colors of beads can create a totally different look. I just made this one last week and it's one of my new favorites. 

Because the druks, I did need to add the extra beads to the motifs again like on yesterday's bracelet. I also embellished the motifs this time by putting an 11/0 "Light Beige Picasso" seed bead in between the SuperDuo "V's". Just like on yesterday's bracelet, I added 8/0 seed beads on the ends for attaching the jump rings and clasp. 

The "Chalk White Copper Picasso" SuperDuo beads are another hard to find color. The only current source that I know of is this Etsy shop: WANDERING STAR BEADS. They're similar to "Chalk Lazure Blue" but darker and less blue. The color is also a bit more neutral than "Chalk Lazure Blue" but that color would work just as well with the colors I used in today's bracelet. I actually debated between them. 

To go with today's bracelet, I'm wearing some earrings that I made using Vintaj charms that I got for around $3.00 from Beadaholique and put them on some earring wires.

I'm going to post a Paint Shop Pro tutorial as soon as I choose which one to post. After all, this blog isn't just about beading.



  1. i love both these braceletes long did each take you to make .... Teejay.

    1. Hi, Teejay! I think they each took a couple hours to make. I really don't know. I lose track of the time when I'm beading.

  2. What a lovely and unique pattern! I am really looking forward to your tutorial.