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How to make a Bracelet and Earrings with SuperDuo beads - Beading for Beginners

Products used in project:

How to make a Bracelet and Earrings with SuperDuo beads - Beading for Beginners

Items (6)
Qty
Price
TOHO™ / Round 11/0 / Opaque / Jet / 10g / ~ 1100pcs
W1200
1
Out of stock
Jump rings / surgical steel / 6mm / silver / wire 1.2mm / 20pcs (W0539)
W0539
1
Out of stock
Firepolish™ / 3mm / Jet / 40pcs
W2306
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£6.18

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Information about project:

How to make a Bracelet and Earrings with SuperDuo beads - Beading for Beginners

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Monika Wojdyła has prepared a beading tutorial for beaders of all abilities. She will show you how to make an effective bracelet and earrings from SuperDuo beads. The pattern, although very simple, gives you an incredible variety of modification options. To work!

The formula that I would like to present to you is very simple. It is especially suitable for those of you who are just learning and want to start with something easy, yet original. It won't take long for you to make bracelets and earrings. I also started my adventure with SuperDuo beads from this pattern, and despite the fact that it was a long time ago, I still like to return to it. Anyway, the earrings are so light and effective at the same time that they have gained a lot of lovers among my friends. Depending on the colours of the beads, we can create a colourful spring bracelet or an elegant black bracelet with silver Fire Polish. Earrings can be short for everyday wear or extra long for a special occasion. It's up to you. You are limited only by your imagination. Monika xx

Materials required:

Remember that our courses are mainly designed to teach you technique and inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with colours.
Good luck! And above all, have fun!

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

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We thread a thread about 1.5 meters long (I was working on a 2 meter thread but I had a lot of spare) 5 Toho beads 11/0.

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Depending on your preference, you can add a circle. (I usually start like this because I don't like when the beads break when applying. :)) And now we make a loop by going through all the beads again.

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We tie two threads into a knot, tightening the loop. (We don't cut any thread!)

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We thread one Super Duo bead.

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We are now going through our loop once more. It does not hurt if we go through the loop several times more, the bracelet will then be more resistant to breaking.

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Finishing our loop, go through the upper hole of the Super Duo bead and then pierce the bottom one as shown in the picture.

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Our thread is now at the bottom of the Super Duo Bead. We now thread another 5 SD beads and thread again into the same hole of the first SD, but from the opposite side (as shown in the photo).

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We have a "star". In order for it to hold well, we have to go through all the beads one and a half times.

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We stop on the middle bead opposite our loop. We pierce through the upper hole of this bead and then punch the bottom one.

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We thread the next 5 SuperDuo beads and stick into the same hole again, so that we get another "star".

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Repeat steps from photo 10 to 16 until you get the length that fits your wrist. 18 "stars" are enough for my 15 cm hand.

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When we have the last element of our bracelet, we must be in the outer hole of the SD bead as shown in the picture. Now we thread 5 TOHO 11/0 beads (and here you can again without a circle or with a circle - as you prefer) and thread again into this hole creating a loop.

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Of course, we strengthen our loop by going through all TOHOs two or three more times.

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Our bracelet could already be functional but we will decorate it with Fire Polish beads.

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Thread 3 15/0 TOHO beads and stick to the first outer hole of the nearest SuperDuo.

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Now we thread 1 FirePolish and hit another SuperDuo.

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Then thread one TOHO 15/0 bead and stick into the next SuperDuo.

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To the end of our bracelet we stick alternately one FirePolish and one TOHO 15/0

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Finally, after adding the last FirePolish bead, thread 3 Toho 15/0 and go to the other side of our bracelet going through SuperDuo.

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We thread 3 15/0 TOHO beads again and pass again through the outer hole of the nearest SuperDuo. 

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And just like before, we alternate between FirePolish and SuperDuo.

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Finally we thread our last 3 15/0 Toho beads and the bracelet is ready.
However, we do not cut the thread, but go through our outer beads once more. I know from experience that bracelets that are not reinforced in this way like to tear, to our despair. And yet it is not for this that we put so much effort into its creation that in a moment we collect our beads from the ground. 

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The thread, which was a bit disturbing for us all the time, is now also "passed" through the outer beads of our work. We do not cut it off because everything could fall apart for us.

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You already know how to make a bracelet of SuperDuo beads. It's time for earrings!

Prepare about 1m of thread. Thread 2 TOHO beads 11/0, 3 TOHO beads 15/0, 2 TOHO beads 11/0 and a hook. TOHO 15/0 in the middle make the earrings move freely as I like, and 11/0 with SuperDuo they support them nicely.

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Knock into all the beads again, creating a loop.

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Tie the threads into a knot to align and strengthen the loop.

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We thread one SuperDuo bead and stick into our loop again - we will proceed similarly to creating a bracelet.

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We go through the top hole of our SuperDuo, then we dig into the bottom one and create "stars" just like in our bracelet. The length depends on what long earrings you like. This time I focused on 4 repetitions.

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When we have the desired length of earrings, go to the outer hole of the bead at the very bottom.

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We thread the FirePolish bead and stick it into the outer hole of the adjacent SuperDuo.

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We thread another FirePolish bead and again stick to the neighboring SuperDuo.

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Now we thread 1 TOHO 15/0 bead and stick into the next SuperDuo.

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Now take turns as for a bracelet. Then FirePolish and SuperDuo.

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After adding the last FirePolish we thread 3 TOHO 15/0 beads and stick to the outer Super Duo hole.

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The same as in the case of the bracelet, we thread another 3 TOHO 15/0 and then alternately Fire Polish and Super Duo.

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At the base of our earring we put two FirePolish beads.

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DONE! We only pass our threads through the outer beads and we can put them on. 

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We would love to see your version of these and any other designs you wish to share in our friendly Facebook group, so come along and join in the beady fun :)

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