Friday, January 31, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Another Nouveau SuperDuo Chain

  • 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.
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.