March 27, 2015

Little Kheops - New Beading Pattern

New beading tutorial is available, "Little Kheops", for a dimensional bracelet - stitched in one continuous path, earrings and a delicate beaded ring.
The project used the two-hole Kheops par Puca triangle beads and Japanese seed beads.




February 04, 2015

Geometric Games Bracelet

This is the second bracelet I designed using the new Tango 2-hole triangle beads. The design also uses the innovative Kheops par Puca triangle beads, two-hole Tile and Pyramid beads and Japanese seed beads.

The tutorial for this bracelet is available in both my Etsy and Artfire shops.  It is a fun to make bracelet, stitched in one continuous stitch!

Update Feb. 6:  I received some Tango beads to design with ahead of the time they launched at the Tucson show. Buy Tango beads on Etsy 




February 02, 2015

Tango 2-Hole Triangle Bead Free Pattern




I can hardly keep track of all the new beads coming into the market in the past months... One of the most recent bead produced is the Tango bead - a triangle Czech glass bead that has two holes in uneven lengths. The new bead is now presented for the first time in the To Bead True Blue show in Tucson, Arizona USA, exclusively by Bead Master.

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The unusual placement of the holes of the bead makes it challenging to design with, but at the same time it opens up more possibilities for unusual designs...

I came up with two bracelet designs with this bead, one of them is the Dragon Tail bracelet - a unisex bracelet design. You can combine the Tango beads with seed beads only for a bracelet for men, or use sparkling Swarovski crystals for the feminine version of the bracelet.

Here is Dragon Tail bracelet free tutorial. Enjoy! *

* Please do NOT post the pages of this tutorial on other sites (including Pinterest, Facebook etc.).
If you want to share the tutorial on the internet, please post a link to this blog.

The tutorial for the other design I came up with using the Tango beads - Geometric Games bracelet, will be available soon.

You can find Tango beads on Etsy