I am a fan of Czech beads because of the variety, quality and wonderful bead finishes and colors. One of the Czech manufacturers is Preciosa Ornela. It is based in Jablonec nad Nisou, a town in the northern part of Czechoslovakia with a long history in glass and jewelry making.
The puffy oval or rice shape is inspired as the tapered ends will allow tighter alignments and different arrangements than with tila beads (see link below). The geometrically inspired bead woven bracelet above is absolutely stunning. Luckily for us, there is indeed a tutorial for it!
Other designs using Twin beads are below including the Gift for Victoria design and tutorial.
|Ring with Twin beads|
|Gift for Victoria Necklace and Bracelet Tutorial|
I was unable to get a firm date but I hear Preciosa Ornela plan to offer free samples via their Facebook page. So start haunting there!
Other tutorials from their site :
|Seed Bead Mobile Phone Cover Tutorial|
|Farfalle Medusa Bracelet Tutorial|
|Spring Meadow Woven Necklace Tutorial|
|Seed Bead Set Tutorial|
|Christmas Decorations Tutorial|
- Tila Bead Jewelry Tutorials
- Gorgeous Statement Beaded Jewelry by Perlina Rosa
- Two Lovely Beaded Bracelet Tutorials
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