Hello, my dears!
It’s no secret that I love all these new bead designs. While I understand the frustration of keeping up with all these new beads, it’s pure fun for a designer like me to play around with new shapes and hole placements. It’s like a kid getting a new lego set – so many brand new possibilities!
I do really enjoy it, however, when I can work up a design that allows for multiple new beads to be used (double-dipping patterns, if you will). My Follow the Rulla Brick Road design is an example of this, since it works with both Rulla and Brick beads. It doubles the chance that the customer might already have the necessary beads in their stash.
Well, my Demoiselle bracelet is another example of one of these double-dipping patterns!
My Demoiselle bracelets can be made using either Honeycomb beads by the Beadsmith or DiscDuos by Potomac Bead Company. They work up with slightly different embellishment beads, but the same basic technique. It’s somewhere between a beginner and intermediate beadweaving design, great for expanding your repertoire or learning a quick, no-pressure technique.
After doing some super delicate and big, bold designs lately (I’m looking at you, Dragon Blossom and Barcelona designs!), it is really nice to have a design that’s so casual and wearable. No dainty blossoms or giant stones with this one, just smooth beads and endless color combinations!
So, what do you guys think? Drowning in too many two-hole options or are you excited to play with new shapes? I think it’s a wee bit obvious that I am having just too much fun with them!