DUO BOBBLE BAND VARIATION
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki “Olivine” (11-458)
- SuperDuo beads “Chalk Picasso Luster” (DUO503000-65415)
- 3mm Picture Jasper round stone beads
To get the neat points, I wove back around and skipped the center seed bead of each motif which made them pop up by pulling the thread snug.
For some reason the color of these beads reminds me more of wood than stone. I think that this bracelet has a very earthy, natural look. I found the jasper stone beads at Aura Crystals. The SupeDuo beads that I used may be hard to find. I got mine from Aria Design Studio on Etsy but she no longer has them and I haven't seen that color anywhere else.
I just did a Google search for the color name and number for the "Chalk Picasso Luster" SuperDuo beads and learned something interesting. According to THIS online bead shop the "03000" part of the number means that they have a "chalk white" base. The "65415" is the coating code, which in this case is "Orange Luster". Their photo looks much whiter/lighter than the ones I've got. Mine have a very rich, golden "toasted" color. They're very similar to "Opaque Luster Picasso" (aka "Champagne Luster Picasso" 65401) but quite a bit darker, as you can see in my photo. I think I may have actually seen that "Orange Luster Picasso" color elsewhere but was hesitant to buy them because I was afraid they might really be orange. You can't always trust the photos you see online.
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