WibeDuo beads have been around for a while but I finally got a chance to play with them. Produced by the manufacturers of ZoliDuo beads, WibeDuos are 8mm star-shaped beads with two parallel holes, a “pillowed” front side and a flat back side.
My free WibeDuo Tile Bracelet & Earrings patterns is available on my website here:
A link to a downloadable PDF is available at the top of the page and links to exact beads used can be found at the end of the step text.
Along with WibeDuo beads, the design calls for 3mm fire-polished beads and Miyuki rocaille (round) seed beads. Other seed bead brands may work but I tend to use Miyuki because they are so consistent in size.
I beaded up three colorways for the WibeDuo Tile Bracelet & Earrings design but used Aztec Gold WibeDuo beads for all three because that is all I have for now. The first colorway is my favorite. I used Miyuki #4514 Picasso Matte Seafoam Green size 11/0 seed beads and 3mm Milky Peridot fire-polished beads.
The second colorway uses my go-to gold seed beads, Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles, and 3mm Siam Ruby Marbled Gold fire-polished beads. You can’t really see the gold marbling in the photos but it is very pretty.
For the last colorway, I used Miyuki #454 Iris Purple size 11/0 seed beads and 3mm Iris Purple fire-polished beads. You just can’t beat the color combo of gold and purple.
links to the exact beads I used can be found at the end of the Step
text, as well as a downloadable PDF of the design here:
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