A trio of bands made from seed beads, Tila beads and 2.5mm by 5mm SuperDuo beads. The pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for each bracelet and includes a page of three blank charts of three different widths so you can design you own bands.

NOTE: As of this writing, SuperDuo beads seem to come in two sizes: 2.5mm by 5mm (with fat ends) and 2mm by 5mm (which have tapered ends and are the ones you commonly see for sale). For this pattern, I used 2.5mm by 5mm SuperDuo beads (the fat ones with the non-tapered ends), purchased at RedPandaBeads.com. Some beaders have reported that using the 2mm by 5mm SuperDuo beads with the tapered ends in this design creates buckling but have had success when using these 2mm by 5mm tapered SuperDuos with Czechmates Tile beads instead of Tila beads. Examples can be found at the RedPandaBeads.com Gallery of Color Suggestions.

Stitch: ladder stitch

Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, Tila beads, SuperDuo beads

Approx Finished Size: Each band about 1.25 inches wide to desired length

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $5.00

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Beads used in the photo above:

Each band uses the same type and roughly the same amounts of beads:

•Approximately 750 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com.

• Approximately 70 Tila beads: Opaque black TL-401. Can be purchased at Charlene's Beads, RedPandaBeads.com and WhimBeads.com.

• Approximately 80 Color1 size 2.5 by 5mm SuperDuo beads: Matte Gold. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.

• Approximately 80 Color2 size 2.5 by 5mm SuperDuo beads: Jet. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.

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