A Double-Layered Beaded Bead
This design uses two layers of QuadraTile beads, Japanese seed beads, and round beads to create two different sizes of circular beaded beads. The inspiration for this design originally came from the Double Pinwheel beaded beads, which use two-hole triangles for a more pinwheely shape. I had originally thought that the QuadraTile beads could combine with the triangle beads using a similar pinwheely technique, but that didn't pan out quite the way I had imagined it, so these turned into nice rosette beaded beads instead.
You might have seen these beaded beads in the print advertising for this new bead shape as well...
The beading pattern for this design describes how to make two different sizes of Double Rosette beaded beads using a variation on the peyote stitch, how to string these beads together with round beads to create an elegant bracelet, and how to finish the bracelet with a matching beaded button clasp.
This QuadraTile beading pattern is in the PDF format, and clocks in at 23 pages of step-by-step instructions with 81 full-color illustrations and photographs. This pattern is appropriate for experienced beaders who want to take up the challenge of beading with four-hole beads, but beaders who have already mastered the Double Pinwheel beaded beads are in great shape to try out this design.
Four Kit Colorways
Kits for this design are available in the four colorways shown, and include all the beads and findings needed to make the complete bracelet.
Thanks for looking!