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. Check here for all their tutorials. 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 beads and design inspirations they feature on their website are just stunning.  What first drew me there was their new line of of Twin seed beads. These are two holed, oval and measure 2.5 x 5 mm. They come in a wide variety of finishes and colors. The double holes do expand the range of beading design possibilities.

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
As it is a relatively new product, it will take time before suppliers on this side of the pond start stocking Twin beads. (Update : Sparkle Spot sells them!)

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 

Farfalle Medusa Bracelet 

Spring Meadow Woven Necklace 

Seed Bead Set 

Christmas Decorations Tutorial
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