New Design : The Diadem Bracelet with Silky Beads

Since I first started using SuperDuos and came up with my SuperDuo Rosette Bracelet, I decided to try to design with new bead shapes as often as possible. This round I made a bracelet using the new Silky Beads – the Diadem Bracelet!

Silky Beads are similar to Czechmate Tile Beads and Miyuki Tilas, but the two holes run through diagonally, making the bead diamond-shaped, rather than square. If your local bead shop doesn’t carry them yet, I recommend AriaDesignStudio and GCSuppliesTexas on Etsy.

ALABASTER LAZURE BLUE: 6x6mm Two-Hole Diamond Czech Glass Silky Beads (50 beads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Diadem Bracelet uses Silky Beads, SuperDuos, 3mm Bicones, and 11/0 Seed Beads. The pattern includes instructions with little connecting circles (left) and without (right).

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It looks great in pale monochromatic tones, or in brighter colors…

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You can leave out the center criss-cross, or replace the 3mm bicones with little drops…

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And the units make great earrings!

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All in all, I am really excited about this pattern – especially since my local bead store recently started carrying a wider selection of colors. There are so many fun color combinations to play with!

What about you guys? Doing anything fun with Silky Beads?

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