This triangular superduo beaded box is actually a selection of joined boxes. So, you get three or four separate storage compartments. Each box is simple to make, so let me tell you more.
You are going to need Superduos – about 43g per box. But you can mix up colours and create a huge number of interesting patterns. So, this is a good project for using up odds and ends if you wish.
You will also need size 11 seed beads. I have given you the option of making a beaded bead embellishment to sit in the lid. This needs 10mm wooden beads. But you can also replace this with an ordinary round 14mm bead of your choice. Or, you can leave it out altogether.
Finally, you will need QuadraTiles to join the boxes together.
Choose your favourite beading thread, but make sure it is something that will give you good tension. The tension is critical to creating a stable box. These are all self-supporting, if done right!
Experience and Techniques
This is an intermediate level project. It will really help if you are already familiar with Peyote stitch. If you do need to learn, then this free tutorial can help.
You may also find it helpful if you have used Superduos before. But this isn’t essential.
The whole project uses Peyote stitch. The thread paths are very easy. There are a couple of tricky points, which is why I decided not to recommend this to complete beginners. But I have given you help and tips for navigating those. So, if you are new to beading and happy to push yourself, then you can certainly try this tutorial.
About the triangular Superduo beaded box pattern
When I published my original Superduo beaded box, it proved to be one of the most popular designs I’ve ever created. Unsurprisingly, I soon found myself being requested to create more designs in this vein.
So, I made a square shaped box. Logically, then, the triangle is the next shape to try. But, as you’ll see, a single triangular superduo beaded box will not stand up unsupported. So, I decided to combine this with another idea I’ve been exploring. Linking shapes to create box structures with multiple compartments.
The result is this very flexible design. Now, you will need a minimum of three boxes to create a standing structure. But there is really no maximum. I’ve shown you how to link your boxes in different combinations. So, you can create a structure with any number of tirangular superduo beaded boxes.
You also get a lot of colour combinations to try. So, I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone will do with this design.