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SUPERDUOS AND NOW, MINI-DUOS

SuperDuos are a pressed glass bead and as such are very uniform.   Measuring 5.5 x 2.5 mm with a hole size approximately 0.8mm.  Super Duos  are sold in a 2 1/2 inch tube containing approximately 10 grams, depending on the finish,  and have approximately 120 beads in each tube.  

Mini Duos are the same shape as a Super Duo and measure 4 x 2mm.  Also packaged in a tube with approximately 10 grams, there are approximately 180 beads in each tube.

 

SUPER DUOS

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MINI DUOS
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Free pattern with purchase
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Archways Bracelet by Phyllis Dintenfass

 PRECIOSA TWIN BEADS 

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Here you will find Twin Beads and Imitation Super Duos that we call Pseudo Duos and both made by Preciosa in the Czech Republic. Twin beads are slightly smaller than the SuperDuos, but still measuring 2.5 x 5.5 mm.   The hole measures approximately 0.8mm.  They are more oval than the SuperDuos and because they are a seed bead, are less uniform.  

Psuedo Duos are imitation Super Duos and are similar but slightly more rectangle.  They generally can be used in patterns where Twins and Super Duos are required, however because they do not fit together like Super Duos, cannot be used in all patterns.  They come in additional colors currently not available in the Super Duos.  We will discontinue these beads as Super Duo production increases. 

Both are sold in a 2 1/2 inch tube containing approximately 10 grams depending on the finish.  There are approximately 120 beads in each tube.  

If no price listed - we are out of stock on that color. 

Bachelor Buttons, a free pattern from Starman, Inc. ready to download now
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This is a free pattern created by Trendsetter Sue Charette Hood
 
The Bachelor Buttons  dome-like shape lends itself to a multitude of color possibilities.  Create an ombre effect by combining three shades of one color such as Silver, Hematite and Jet.  Enjoy a floral effect with a springy color set over a leafy green.

 

SuperDuo Beaded Bead

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This is Bead Street's single needle beaded bead pattern using SuperDuos or Twins.  Both SuperDuos and Twins are interchangeable in beading patterns.  However, they do not mix well together in the same beaded bead.
 
We have more experience beading with these beads than most people in the industry and as such can answer any questions related to utilizing either of these beads in your pattern.  Feel free to ask for advice. 

 

Chain'On Bangle & Russian Spiral
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Two Chain'On' Bangles created from an original design by Eileen Barker and taught at Bead Street.  Russian Spiral  pattern was in Bead and Button magazine October 2011 
 
Russian Spiral ingredient list coming soon 

Chain'On Bangle
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Chain'On bangle, an original design  by Eileen Barker, Copyrighted 2012, created with SuperDuos and Size 11 Japanese seed beads.  This pattern was provided to the Starman Bead Store program in 2014 for teaching opportunities.