- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- 8mm 2-hole Candy beads "Light Blue Travertine"
- SuperDuo beads "Opaque Olive"
Before a huge storm came through yesterday afternoon, the sky brightened just long enough for me to FINALLY take LOTS of beadwork photos. Over the next week or so, I'll be giving you all kinds of ideas for using the new 8mm 2-hole Candy beads.
This bracelet design is from a YouTube tutorial by HoneyBeads1 and you can watch it HERE. I blogged before about some samples that I'd made HERE and HERE.
The pattern calls for 8mm round beads so I thought maybe the 8mm Candy beads would also work and they do. I started to make this sample using two needles as directed by the video and decided that was too frustrating. I really don't enjoy beading that way. So, I figured out how to make it with one needle and it's so much easier than with two needles, especially with the 2-hole beads that I was using. I like the Candy beads in this bracelet even better than the round beads because they're flat on the back. Although I won't use these colors, I will make one of these bracelets for myself one of these days.
You'll find a nice selection of 8mm Candy beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.