Small is Beautiful: New miniDuo from Matubo and Beadsmith
Just when you thought two-hole seed beads couldn’t get any cuter, my friends over at the Beadsmith have introduced the miniDUO to the beading world! These itty bitty two-hole seed beads are the same shape as your favorite SuperDuo two-hole seed beads, but 25% smaller. They come in over 100 different colors, and have the same consistent, uniform shape as the SuperDuos two-hole seed beads.
These sweet little shaped glass seed beads are perfect for mixing in with your favorite Czech fire polished beads, gemstones, and even tiny freshwater pearls to create all kinds of fun beaded jewelry designs.
Just like the SuperDuos, the miniDUOS are pressed glass beads, so they are highly consistent in shape and can be combined easily with SuperDuos. They’re a fun way to miniaturize your favorite SuperDuo beading projects! These glass beads will be available from your favorite local bead shop on or around August 1, 2015. The Beadsmith Inspiration Squad have been working on creating lots of beautiful beaded jewelry designs using these new glass beads.
Looking for more inspiration on how to use two-hole seed beads? Check out some of our past blogs about two-hole seed beads, including SuperDuos:
- More Right-angle Weave Techniques with Two-Hole Seed Beads
- Two-Holed Beads Simply Illustrated
- Free Beading Project: Make This Quick Bracelet with Two-Hole Seed Beads
- SuperDuos vs. Twins: Which Do You Prefer?
If you’re a fan of two-hole tile and brick glass beads, you won’t want to miss the new Shaped Beads: Tiles & Bricks digital pattern kit! You’ll get 10 great beading projects using Czech glass tile and brick beads from some of your favorite designers like Melinda Barta, Leslee Frumin, Penny Dixon, and Christina Neit. You’ll get clear, fully illustrated instructions for beaded necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and the best part is that because this is a digital collection, you can download and view it in just a matter of minutes! Dig into your stash of tile and brick glass beads, and get busy beading with the Shaped Beads: Tiles & Bricks digital pattern kit.