- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- 6mm 2-hole cabochons "Alabaster #29434"
- SuperDuo beads "Bronze Pale Gold"
- 3mm Czech pearls "Antique Gold"
- 3mm bicones "Light Topaz AB" (Chinese)
This time I thought I'd try using 6mm 2-hole cabochons even though the pattern calls for DiscDuo beads or Honeycomb beads. As you can see, the cabs work very nicely. I also used Toho seed beads this time so I only needed 16 of the cabs. I used 3mm Chinese bicones instead of fire polished beads down the center because the yellow/gold color goes well with the other beads. I don't know if Swarovski 3mm bicones will work though because they're very tiny and might fall through the gaps. I think that Swarovski 4mm bicones might be a little too big but I haven't tried either size. I love how the bicones look like sparkly little diamonds.
You can buy Samantha Wescott's pattern in her Etsy shop HERE. Red Panda has these blue 2-hole cabochons, HERE.
CZECHMATE TILE & SUPERDUO CUFF PATTERN ON ETSY
Regina Couture has finally put up a tutorial for sale in her Etsy shop for her popular CzechMate bracelet. Until now, she was only selling ready-to-wear jewelry but now she has a couple of tutorials available. I previously blogged about her bracelet design HERE and HERE.
Click HERE to buy Regina's pattern.