I really wanted this green beaded bead to work because I love the definition that the O ring beads give, so I tried again but it was still sloppy, even when I filled in the spaces. I like the triangular shape of the twin beads with the O rings but it just wasn't viable.
Made a pair of earrings but I hate the colour combination. It looked lovely when I laid the beads out on my white table but sewn up it's garish and icky and clashy.
Even though I hate the earrings somehow I thought it a good idea to start making a pendant with the same set of beads.
I don't know why.
This is similar to the pendant I made last week, except instead of a cubic base it has a truncated cube (imagine slicing each corner right off, leaving a triangular face) so there's a chaton on every four-sided face and a cluster of seed beads and fire-polished beads on the triangular faces and it has a more interesting texture and shape (and is a little bigger) than the cubic one.
Hideous colours though.
It's all to do with the shape of the two-hole beads: both the lentils and super duos have curved cross-sections but the triangles are flat-flat-flat.
The rectangular blocks are actually the edges of two-hole tile beads which are stitched through one hole to make the basic shape, stitched through the other hole to stabilise the shape, and then embellished.
Less embellished (or embellished only on four faces), they'll fit on a rather fat chain, but as shown they can be strung like any other bead (or beaded bead).
Hmmm, I wonder if I could do something similar with the brick beads?