Two Hole Seed Bead Patterns (5/13/2015)
The new beads just keep on coming. So many at a time, it can be overwhelming. Here are some great articles and patterns to keep you up to date with the newest beads!
http://beadingthebeadworldway.blogspot.com/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:00 -0700
We are so excited by these new two hole Czech glass pyramid beads! Pyramid studs have been all the rage in fashion for the last few seasons, and now we have them for you in bead form! Choose from 12 varieties in two sizes (8mm and 12mm), with both shiny and matte metallics. In case you can’t think of a thing to do with them, we came up with this great idea! We made a leather double wrap, and it turned out GREAT!
http://potomacbeads.blogspot.com/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:23:00 -0700
2-hole beads, 4-hole beads… what is next? While we have a lot of new designs currently in production, we also carry nearly every other multi-hole bead available in our stores, and at www.potomacbeads.com. Would you like to see a list of what is available in 2-hole and 4-hole bead shapes?
http://patrickduggandesigns.blogspot.com/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:14:00 -0700
Here is the newly released Czechmate Crescent two hole bead. Like a Moon shape aren’t they? Having had a lot of other commitments to get done I had not had much time for just sitting and bead playing. So when I made the time I picked the Crescents to play with. Also me being me, I had to have some bright colours also.c
http://stringingthepast.wordpress.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:21:50 -0700
Since I’ve started beading all of a week ago, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to Beading Daily’s blog. This week, they posted a piece on 2-hole beads that caught my attention. I certainly won’t disagree with the article. I don’t know enough about modern beading and while I haven’t used 2-hole beads yet, I imagine they would be incredibly useful. What I do find interesting is that they seem to have basically revolutionized modern beading, and that 2-hole beads were fairly rare roughly 15 years ago.
http://cs.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/bnb/b/beadandbutton/default.aspx Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:08:00 -0800
I took a little break to work on these really fun-to-stitch bracelets using the two-hole bead studs. These bracelets are designed by Dana Rudolph, and she stitched the cream/gold and the bronze/gold versions. I, of course, got to stitch the other two. Watch for them in the June issue of Bead&Button. If you want to try your hand at these studs now, check out Maggie Roschyk’s “Bead stud bracelet” from the October 2013 issue.
http://beadstreetonline.blogspot.com/ Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:19:00 -0800
Last Saturday was another busy day. Sandy taught a new beaded bead pattern designed by our design team and because the Boise Gem Show was going on at the Fairgrounds, many people stopped in. So more show and tell with our new two-hole pyramid beads.
This video tutorial shows you how to bead weave the Water Lily Bracelet. The design features 2-hole piggy beads mixed with seed beads and 2 sizes of round beads. Watch how to create the stitch as well as how to create the bead woven clasp. The project ingredients and information on the color variations shown in the video are available at Beadaholique.com.
This video tutorial from The Potomac Bead Company teaches you how to make our “Diagonal Tile Bracelet” design using square stitch and your color choice of 6mm two hole Czech tile beads, 11/0 seed beads, and a cup button.
In this video, you will learn how to bead weave CzechMates 2-Hole Brick Beads into a strip using a combination of ladder and peyote stitches.