This design is in the same family as the Double Bubble Jacks and Teardrop Bubbles beaded beads, but it has different construction elements that separate it from both of my previous designs. This design is also much more adaptable to different sizes of drop beads; I've made it with Czech teardrop beads, Miyuki fringe drop beads, and even freshwater pearls! I'm very happy with how this tutorial turned out, because I think my illustration skills are improving. I'm much more comfortable with Adobe Illustrator than I have been in the past, although I still have a lot to learn!
The Bubble Box beaded bead rounds out my teardrop beaded bead trilogy, and I'll be working on other non-teardrop beaded bead designs for a while. I have some ideas for some Czech lentils and roundelles that I'm looking forward to creating.
Anyway, I've created a number of pieces using this design. Here's a pendant that I mentioned in my last blog post:
These Bubble Boxes are made with Miyuki fringe drops for a more petite look. It was interesting and challenging to work in a black-and-white color palette for this piece:
Finally, this piece features both Bubble Box and Double Bubble Jacks beaded beads, along with some Swarovski crystal pearls. I really like how both beaded bead designs complement each other.