In case you haven't seen the latest innovative bead to come
out of the Czech Republic, let me introduce you. Dear Reader, please meet the
new Twin seed bead from Preciosa Ornela.
These lovely little seed beads are slightly longer and wider
than a regular seed bead, and for good reason: they have two holes! These are
some of the smallest two-holed beads that I have ever seen, and they are
perfect for bead-weaving in all kinds of new and interesting ways.
Currently, there are eight different colors and two finishes
available, but the Preciosa Ornela website states that over eighty colors will
be available before the end of 2012. Each Twin seed bead measures 2.5mm x 5mm,
and they are highly consistent in size.
The style and shape of these lovely little Czech seed beads
will be especially wonderful for geometric bead-weaving projects. Twin seed
beads also work beautifully as spacer beads between larger gemstone or glass
beads to add a small hint of color and shape to strung beadwork.
Right now, you can find eight colors of Twin seed beads at
Sparkle Spot Bead Shop including: crystal, black, dark bronze, black silver
Picasso, copper-lined crystal, and silky gold iris. You can find more information about these new Twin seed beads at the Preciosa Ornela website.
Have you tried these new Twin seed beads yet? What are your thoughts?