I was searching for SuperDuo designs when I came across this bracelet on Pinterest! It took a few different times to figure out how it was done, but I really love it! The most fun was all of the different color combinations that I came up with! The pattern is not hard, but a bit tedious, there are a few steps involved, but the result is a beautiful pattern that mimics a snake skin pattern. I am going to include the colorways I came up with, but would also love to see what you all come up with. I am using two different colors of the Duos, one color for the spine and another for the outer with a coordinating color in an 8/0 seed bead too.
Tips and Tricks
Use approximately 1 gram for the spine color.
Use approximately 11 grams of the outer color.
Use approximately 1 gram of a coordinating color in an 8/0 seed bead.
Always fabulous tutorials. Annie's beads is a go to place for me to learn.
There was a bit of confusion at the beginning,could not see exactly how the centre was added. Finally figured it out for a great bracelet in bronze and turquoise.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Becky from Toronto canada.
snake skin bracelet
I have been hording my super duo beads and have wanted to make a bracelet with one. The video is so easy to see and follow. Thank you for this one.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: LORI MAHAN from New Mexico.
Good tutorial video. Karla does an excellent job of showing the viewer what to do and what not to do! The instructions are clear. Looking forward to making this bracelet.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Sue Townsend from Tennessee.
So very pretty
With out your video I could not have made this. A little tricky at first but after you get started you can fly. I could not wait to show of what I made. I am picking out colors to do another one tomorrow. So excited.
Thanks so much
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: John from Lisli, Illinois .
On the step up to the outside row of superduos, a bit of thread shows as it goes from end spine bead to the top hole of a superduo. My experience has been any bit of thread showing is a place for a work to snag and break, plus I don't like the look of bare thread. A shame, too, because the main body of the bracelet is quite lovely.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Cyndi from California.
superduos snake bracelet
Love the bracelet. Difficult to see
what the beader is doing. Maybe
close ups would help
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: La Verne Romano from Yerington NV.
I always enjoy your videos. They are fun and thoughtful and presented in a very enjoyable manner. I also feel that after them, I could do whatever you have just shown. That may not always be true, but at least I feel that way.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Robyn Edell from Lexington, MA.
Would be nice if you showed a better close up of what you are doing. Great job on the video but it is very hard to see what you are doing.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Lynn from Las Vegas, NV.
Questions and Answers
Q:Just wondering why you chose to use Supplemax rather than Fireline? Do you like working with Supplemax better?
A: Very good question. I have read on our Bead Chat that a couple of the ladies have successfully used Fireline and a needle to do this project. I chose SuppleMax because I was hoping it would provide a bit of structure to the piece, to give it a more cuffed look when I added the 8/0's. I really don't have a preference to either one. Karla
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Q:What are you adding the split ring to, the supplemax or the hole of the superduo?
A: The first thing we do is add 4 8/0 seed beads and the split ring. So really I am stringing it onto the supplemax, but it is really floating on the 8/0's. Karla
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Q:Great video. Do you know what colors you used for the middle bracelet? I would like to make one in those colors. Thank you!
A: Okay so I think I have figured out which bracelet you all are referring too: Czech Glass 2.5x5mm SuperDuo Beads, Jet Red Luster, 10 grams DU0523980-14495 Czech Glass 2.5x5mm SuperDuo Beads, Chalk Senegal Brown-Purple, 10 grams DU0503000-15695 8/0 Met Olive Miyuki Seed Beads sb-8-459
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A: I believe you might be trying to figure out the colors for the same one I would like to make. When the video first starts (as Karla is starting to tell us what supplies are used) there are two bracelets on the mat... it's the one on the right. Then a little into the video, at some point you are showing the first bracelet you made and then you pick up a second bracelet and explain that it has "more of a cuffed look to it"... that is the one I would like to make. I know you have all of the products listed under the video - which is great - but I'm still not sure which ones to order. Can you help?
Was this answer helpful?0 of 0 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful. Answer provided by: Anne Wilson (3/17/2015)
A: I am not sure which one you are referring to as the middle one, but saying that, I do have all the color options listed below the video. I hope that helps. Karla
Was this answer helpful?0 of 0 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful. Answer provided by: Karla Schafer (1/13/2015)