In my last post, I revealed my SuperDuo Rosette Bracelet update. Since I’ll be teaching it at my LBS next month (Beaded Bliss on October 13th, if you’re in the Cincinnati area!), I wanted to make a new bracelet to leave as a sample.
So, I made a big mix of autumnal colors (I think there’s at least 12 different colors in this mix – it’s absurd) and made this bracelet.
Fun, huh? I really liked the color mix – which is good, because I had SO much left, you guys. Like, more than 20 grams. So, I started stitching up a peyote band. I figured that would use up most of the pile and I ended up with this simple beauty.
The plain peyote really let the color mix shine! BUT I still had so many beads left. I decided this time to do my SuperDuo Fishtail bracelet which is basically a single column of never-ending herringbone. I thought I could probably get a double or triple wrap bracelet out of the pile I had left.
It was so long that I had to make it into a necklace, haha. When I make bead mixes, I make TOO MUCH. Everytime.
The gorgeous glass circle is by Thornburg Bead Studios and the leaf dangle is by Leslie Watt. I was so lucky to have them waiting in my stash to match my necklace chain.
So, what do you guys think? Have you ever gotten stuck with an accidental overly-ambitious bead soup? Do you have go-to patterns for eating up excess beads? Let me know in the comments!
Absolutely love these. Love the colors. You should make up some of these bead soup ideas and sell the beads on your website. I would buy them. Also the patterns.
Aww… Thanks, Barbara! Right now, I have no interest in selling beads through my site (and since I work at an online bead shop, that could get tricky in trying not to compete with myself. you know?). But anyone can make a good bead soup! It just takes a good stash and a little imagination! :D
Great idea. I love super duos and have what seems like thousands. Never thought of mixing them as I’m a bit O C D about things matching. Shall try and overcome my nature and have a go.Thanks.
I’ve had to work reeeeeally hard on letting go enough to use bead soups in my work. But it’s a fun challenge for yourself to give up control a little sometimes! :D
That mix is gorgeous as is all the jewelry you made with it. But, there’s something mesmerizing about the texture of that necklace. So yummy!!
Thanks, Hope! I was so totally not expecting it to be a necklace, but it turned into such a pleasant surprise!