Two-Holed Seed Beads Are Twice As Nice

If you're like me, you've probably got more two-holed seed beads than you know what to do with! For the last couple of years, I've been experimenting with all the ways you can use these incredible little bits of glass, and I'm happy to say that just when I think I've seen it all, someone comes up with something new using Twins or Super Duos. Need some fresh ideas? Here are 3 of my favorite ways to stitch with two-holed seed beads.

Herringbone stitch…sort of. While this may look like herringbone stitch made using Twins, it's actually a lot easier, and the thread path is more like peyote stitch than anything else. It's the unique shape of the Twins that gives it that herringbone-like look! You'll be surprised at how easy (and quick) it is to make fun beaded bracelets using this technique for bead-weaving with Twins and Japanese seed beads.
Right-angle weave. If you're looking for a little more of a challenge using right-angle weave, try this variation that also incorporates 3mm round glass druks and size 15 seed beads for a thick, substantial piece of bead-weaving. The thread path becomes more obvious after the first couple of rows, so stick with it and see what happens.
Easy peasy bracelet. This beaded bracelet pattern made with Super Duos works up so quickly, you can make one for almost everyone on your holiday gift list! Made with 3mm round glass druks and size 11 seed beads to accent the Super Duos, all you have to do is add a fun button clasp, and you've got a bracelet for every day wear.

If you're looking to learn more about beading with Twins, Super Duos, or any of the new shaped beads that are hitting local bead shops everywhere, check out the Superduo and Twin Collection. With an instructional video on how to bead with shaped beads, Melinda Barta's webinar all about bead substitutions, and a Twin bead bracelet kit, you'll be ready to bead with your shaped and two-hole seed beads in no time! Get your Superduo and Twin Collection at a significant savings now during the Black Friday sale, and enjoy a little something for yourself this holiday season.

Bead Happy,

Jennifer

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