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SKINNY SUPERDUO BAND

(copyright 2012 Deborah Roberti)

ABOUT SUPERDUO BEADS: Twin beads and SuperDuo beads are often referred to as two-hole seed beads and they look almost exactly alike with a few exceptions. Twin beads, made by Czech company Preciosa Ornela, have the same oval shape but are often somewhat irregular in size. SuperDuo beads are pressed glass beads (i.e., made in a mold) so they are a bit thicker and much more uniform in size than Twin beads. As of this writing, SuperDuo beads are rather hard to find and seem to come in two sizes: 2.5mm by 5mm and 2mm by 5mm. In some instances, SuperDuo beads can be used as substitute for Twin beads and vice versa, but sometimes not. It depends on the design. For this pattern, I used 2.5 by 5mm SuperDuo beads from RedPandaBeads.com. Chris Franchetti Michaels of Beadwork.About.com has the best list of SuperDuo suppliers at: http://beadwork.about.com/od/BuyBeadsOnline/a/Superduo-Suppliers.htm

Materials (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):

• 3 yards of 6 lb. FireLine

• About 175 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Nickel 11-0464A. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com.

• About 22 Color1 2.5x5mm SuperDuo beads: Blue Turquoise AB. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 22 Color2 2.5x5mm SuperDuo beads: Green Turquoise Picasso. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 24 Tila beads: Matte Opaque Turquoise, also called Opaque Matte Rainbow Robin's Egg Blue, TL-413FR. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com, WhimBeads.com, Beadaholique.com and FireMountainGems.com.

Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards of FireLine (or start with a length that you feel comfortable with and add more later).

Leaving about a 12-inch tail for attaching the clasp, string two Tila beads and tie them together in a double knot so that they are sitting side by side:

Step 2: Go back up the left hole of the right Tila bead, down the right hole of the left Tila bead and up the left hole of the left Tila bead so that you are exiting out of the top left side of the left Tila bead:

Step 3: String two seed beads, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, two seed beads and a Tila bead.
Go around and back down through the right hole of the Tila bead that you just added:

Step 4: String a seed bead and a Color2 SuperDuo bead. Go down through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String another Color2 SuperDuo bead and a seed bead. Go down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then up the left hole of the right Tila bead that you strung in Step 1 (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String a seed bead, go through the right hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a Color1 SuperDuo bead, go through the right hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a seed bead and a Tila bead.

Go around and down through the right hole of the top left Tila bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Go back up through the left hole of the Tila bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 7: Go back around and down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then back up the left hole of the Tila bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 8: Go back down through the right hole of this same Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: String three seed beads, go through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string three more seed beads and go down through the right hole of the bottom right Tila bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go back up through the left hole of the right Tila bead (highlighted in RED), down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then up through the left hole of this same left Tila bead so that you are exiting out of the top left hole of the left Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: Go back up through the two seed beads, the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the two seed beads and the left hole of the top left Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 12: String three seed beads, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, three more seed beads and a Tila bead.

Go around and back down through the right hole of the Tila bead that you just added:

Step 13: String a seed bead and a Color2 SuperDuo bead.

Go down through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED).

String another Color2 SuperDuo bead and a seed bead.

Go down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then back up through the left hole of the right Tila bead (both Tila beads highlighted in RED):

Step 14: String a seed bead, go through the right hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a Color1 SuperDuo bead, go through the right hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a seed bead and a Tila bead.

Go around and down through the right hole of the top left Tila bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: Go back up through the left hole of the Tila bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 16: Go back around and down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then back up the left hole of the right Tila bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 17: Go back down through the right hole of this same Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 18: String two seed beads, go through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string two more seed beads and go down through the right hole of the Tila bead highlighted in RED:

Step 19: Go back up through the left hole of the right Tila bead (highlighted in RED), down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and then up through the left hole of this same left Tila bead so that you are exiting out of the top left hole of the left Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 20: Go back up through the three seed beads, the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the three seed beads and the left hole of the left Tila bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 21: Repeat Step 3 to Step 20 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 22: To attach one end of the clasp, string three seed beads, go back down through the right hole of the left Tila bead and up through the left hole of the right Tila bead highlighted in RED:

Step 23: String three seed beads. Go down through the right hole of the right Tila bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 24: Go back up through the left hole of the right Tila bead and the seed bead high­lighted in RED:

Step 25: String two seed beads. Go through the clasp and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 26: String another seed bead. Go down and around through the seed bead and the right hole of the left Tila bead highlighted in RED, and then up through the left hole of the right Tila bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 27: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the clasp several times:

Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

Step 28: To attach the clasp to the other end of your bracelet, thread your needle with the tail thread from Step 1.

Go down and then up through the Tila bead highlighted in RED so that you are exiting out of the top left side of the top left Tila bead:

Repeat Steps 22-27.


For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE: