This Superduo Duets kit shows you how to make a herringbone bracelet with a beaded clasp. The Superduo Duets are a fantastic new beading innovation. They are identical in size and shape to ordinary Superduos, but they have a special two-tone colour. So, as you wear these beads, they shift and shimmer. This gives a fabulous colour effect.
If you would just like the pattern for this bracelet, it is available here.
What is included in the superduo duets kit?
This Superduo Duets kit includes Superduo Duet beads, ordinary Superduos, size 11 Miyuki seed beads in two colours and nymo thread to tone with the beads. In the case of the pink and brown variations, you get two reels of thread: one dark, one light.
You will need to provide your own beading needle and scissors.
You can choose from a range of colours. View each colour combination in the gallery images (each image is labelled!)
What Experience do I need?
You will be using herringbone and Peyote stitch for this project. I have written these instructions so they are suitable for all. So, I have covered the basics and not assumed that you already know the techniques.
I believe that means this kit is suitable for all levels. I am also on hand to answer any questions, so feel free to contact me at any time.
You can size the bracelet to fit any wrist. I have included plenty of beads, so you shouldn’t run out!
The Superduo Duets kit is a great introduction if you have never worked with two-holed beads before. If you are already used to working with Superduos, then you will already know my first piece of advice… Remember to check that both holes are empty before you use each bead! As it happens, in this project, you will very quickly notice a blocked hole. But in some projects, it can be a long time before you come back to use the second hole on a bead. So, then you have a lot of work to unstitch in order to change the bead!
Now, the colouring for the Superduo Duets takes a bit of getting used to. In order for the pattern to work, you need to pick each bead up the right way round. The project instructions have explained which way, so you don’t need to guess! But, it is tempting to get carried away or confused as you work. So, my other top tip is to keep an eye on your bracelet and make sure the pattern is working out right.