Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SuperDuo Ruffle Bracelet - Mauve & Burgundy

  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 7mm CzechMates 2-hole cabochons "Saturated Metallic Dusty Cedar"
  • SuperDuo beads "Vega on Jet"

The pattern that I used to make this is from a beading book called "Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads" by Virginia Jensen. You can buy her book on Amazon HERE. The full name of the pattern is "Square with SuperDuo Ruffle Bracelet". As far as I know, there is no separate pattern available for this bracelet.

The pattern is made using two needles but I came up with a way of making it with one needle. As I've mentioned many times before, I don't enjoy working with two needles and most of the time it's not necessary. 

A more obvious change that I made was that I used 7mm round cabochon beads instead of CzechMates tile beads. As you can see, they work great. 

Another not-so-obvious tweak was that I added a 15/0 seed bead between each "ruffle". I think they give it a more finished appearance and they also help keep the SuperDuo "ruffles" from curling. 

I've made two of these bracelets; one with Toho seed beads and one with Miyuki beads. Both brands work equally well. The pattern calls for two yards of thread but it took about 3 1/2 yards to make my bracelets. That may be due to the one-needle method that I used or possibly because I always reinforce my work more than most patterns suggest.

You can buy the CzechMates cabochons at Red Panda HERE.



  1. Loving this bracelet and the colours used - a great 'tweak' to use the 15's between the duos. I might have this book - must check my bookshelves before I visit amazon!