Sunday, September 15, 2019

SuperDuo Lace Bands - Blue & Grey Picasso


SUPERDUO LACE BANDS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Honeycomb beads "Hodge Podge Blue Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Grey Picasso"


Although today's bracelet has the same number of motifs as the one that I showed you HERE on Thursday, Thursday's bracelet is much too long for me and this one is kind of snug. You will have to experiment to get the correct length with the beads that you are using with this pattern.

The "SuperDuo Lace Bands" pattern is by Deborah Roberti and you can buy it HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop. I got these Honeycomb beads from Queen City Bead but she is out of this color. I did find some at Beadaholique HERE.



 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SuperDuo Lace Bands - Lots of Samples

I made one more bracelet with this pattern that I will show you tomorrow. I was going to show you these color samples in the same post but decided that there are so many that I might as well show you these first. 

"SuperDuo Lace Bands" is by Deb Roberti and you can buy it HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop.


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • DiscDuo beads "Metallic Violet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Lavender"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Silky beads "Chalk Lazure"
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Gold"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Honeycomb Jewel beads "Ruby Wine"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pastel Light Cream/Off White"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Honeycomb beads "Hodge Podge Blue Travertine"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Brown"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Dark Gold" (4203)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Dark Gold" (4203)
  • 6mm 2-hole cabochons "Alabaster Metallic Gold"
  • SuperDuo beads "Gold shine Ochre/Gold Shine Amber"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Black Bronze" (CZ55030)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Black Bronze" (CZ55030)
  • Silky beads "Metallic Trim Lilac"
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Pink" and "Opaque Purple"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • DiscDuo beads "Metallic Aqua"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Arctic Blue"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Aztec Gold" (55127)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Aztec Gold" (55127)
  • DiscDuo beads "Metallic Aqua"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Arctic Blue"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Senegal"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Copper Rose"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Black Bronze" (CZ55030)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Black Bronze" (CZ55030)
  • Honeycomb beads "Green Turquoise Lumi"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Violet"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • Honeycomb Jewel beads "Chalk Lazure Blue"
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Chalk Picasso"


Thursday, September 12, 2019

SuperDuo Lace Bands - Jade & Brick


SUPERDUO LACE BANDS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • DiscDuo beads "Matte Jade"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Brick"


Before making today's bracelet, I made four different samples in this colorway and chose my favorite. Below are the samples along with the bead info for each of them.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 7mm CzechMates 2-hole cabochons "Turquoise"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Brick"

While I liked the shiny finish on the cabochons, I think they are a little too big for this pattern. They caused the seed beads to go all wonky. 



This is the same as today's bracelet.


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)
  • DiscDuo beads "Matte Jade"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Brick"

This sample is the same as today's bracelet except that I used "Light Pewter" seed beads. I decided not to use them because they are much too bright for the colors of the rest of the beads.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • Honeycomb beads "Splash Turquoise Green"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Brick"

I really wanted to use these cool Honeycomb beads but decided that the copper on them covered up a little too much of the turquoise. You can see it pretty well in my close-up photo but not so much at actual size.

"SuperDuo Lace Bands" is by Deb Roberti and you can buy it HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop. I got the SuperDuos from Red Panda HERE. I got the DiscDuo beads HERE at Supply Emporium. You'll find the Honeycomb beads HERE at Queen City Bead.



 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Batik Bracelet - Azurite & Bronze


BATIK BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Halo Ethereal Azurite"
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Gold Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Bronze"


While waiting for enough sunshine to take photos of some "SuperDuo Lace Bands" samples, I decided to make this bracelet after seeing a similar colorway on Deb Roberti's Facebook page. These bronze beads are as close as I could come to the gold ones in Alix North's photo that I saw HERE. I'd love to know where she found the beads that she used because I've never seen that shade of light bronze/gold in seed beads, druks or SuperDuos for sale anywhere. It's possible though that they are actually the same color that I used and the photo just came out very light. Although I do have some fire polished beads in the color that Alix used, I chose to use opaque ones in a similar color. The result is a gorgeous bracelet with a lot of detail and texture.

You can buy this pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in Deb's Etsy shop.



 

Friday, August 23, 2019

SuperDuo Lace Bands - Sea Blue & Teal


SUPERDUO LACE BANDS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • DiscDuo beads "Metallic Sea Blue"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Teal"

The "SuperDuo Lace Bands" pattern is by Deborah Roberti and you can buy it HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in Deb's Etsy shop. 


It took nine motifs to fit my 6-inch wrist. Also note that I added my clasp very simply with two 11/0 and one 8/0 seed bead on each end. If I had added a full clasp loop as directed by the pattern, the bracelet would be too long for me. Changing up the size of the clasp loops can be useful for adjusting the length if you can't add or remove a whole motif to get the right fit.

I plan to make a few of these in various colorways. I have made quite a few color samples and just need to narrow it down to my favorites. For the 2-hole beads in my samples, I have used DiscDuos, Silky beads, Honeycomb beads and 2-hole cabochons. You'll have to wait and see which beads I end up using. I will also post any extra samples that I don't end up using along with their bead lists.



 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Playing with my beads...Memento Band Sample


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki Union "Opaque White Lila Gold Luster" (15695)
  • Kheops par Puca beads "Opaque Rose Gold Ceramic"
  • CzechMates tile beads "Opaque Smoky Topaz Gold Luster"

I recently got a request from Deb Roberti to test something for her with her "Memento Band" pattern. I had never made that pattern before but I did happen to have the necessary beads on hand. I even had some 8/0 seed beads in the same color as the CzechMates tiles and Kheops par Puca beads. Although I don't generally wear bracelets as wide as this one (it's about 1 1/4" wide), I really like the slinky feel of the beadwork. I find myself picking it up now and again just to feel the texture of it in my hand.

In the photo below, I have draped the sample over my arm so that you can get a sense of the width of the bracelet.


You can buy Deb's pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop. The 8/0 seed beads are no longer available from the place where I bought mine but I found some online in a couple of places. If you're in the UK, Spoilt Rotten Beads has them HERE. In the US, Charlene's Beads has them HERE. The color looks off in her photo but the color number does match up with what I have.

Monday, August 19, 2019

I want to apologize to Katie Dean for making her "Paisley Kos Beads Bangle" bracelet pattern and blogging about it without buying a copy of her pattern and without her permission. I should not have done this and I won't do such a thing again. I have removed my blog posts about the bracelets and have purchased a copy of Katie's pattern.