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New Two-Hole Czech Seed Beads

By October 26, 2011

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A new style of seed bead is slowly making its way into bead shops, and it's a fun one. Preciosa's new Twin beads are puffy glass ovals with two parallel holes each (just like our favorite Tilas).

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The double holes create lots of interesting design possibilities, and the rounded shape helps Twins blend in with your seed-bead beadwork.

Preciosa designers have been busy stitching up some examples for us, and they are truly gorgeous. Take a look:

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Yes, I'm itching for some now, too. (If you're not, go check out the music video!)

But where to get them? That's the big question right now, and it often takes some time for new products to trickle onto our suppliers' stock lists. I haven't found any online retail sources just yet, but I'm talking with my contacts and hope to have an answer soon. Of course, if you know of a source, please share it in a comment!

Oh, and we'll definitely be using these babies in new patterns and tutorials here on About.com Beadwork. Make sure you're signed up for the Newsletter to be among the first to know about them.

Images courtesy of Preciosa Ornela.

Comments

November 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm
(1) Florriene Joseph says:

I think it is an ingenious idea and there is so much potential for making new and interesting patterns. I live in Israel and hope comes soon to the shops.

November 2, 2011 at 11:24 am
(2) beadwork says:

You might get them in the shops before we do in the U.S. — it’ll be interesting to find out!

November 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm
(3) Perry says:

We are a Preciosa Ornela Distributor. Black and Crystal is available now with coated colors possibly coming by end of the year.

November 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm
(4) beadwork says:

Fantastic – thanks for letting us know, Perry.

November 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm
(5) Petrina says:

Yesterday, I went to York Novelty Imports on 37th Street in NYC and saw these lovely twin beads in black and clear–there are infinite possibilities with these little beauties! I can’t wait to see the variety of wonderful designs we will be seeing in the future. I understand from Perry at York that the color versions of these beads won’t be coming out for a few months. But since York does NOW have the black and clear, I’m gonna try my hand at some designs with the black and clear in anticipation of the wonderful colors to come; I’m especially fond of purple iris–just gorgeous.

November 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm
(6) beadwork says:

Great news!

November 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm
(7) tammy Bacot says:

I have these in my shop! They are fun to play with!

November 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm
(8) beadwork says:

Tammy, I looked at the photos on your site, and your shop is beautiful!

I just received my first batch of Twins from York, so let the playing begin. :)

January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm
(9) Rebecca Dean says:

they have them in stock here: http://www.westcoastwholesalejewellery.com/NEW–TWIN—Two-Holes-In-One.html
only 5 colours in stock at the moment, but loads more coming at the end of Jan.

January 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm
(10) Tricia says:

I just got some in the mail yesterday from Goodybeads.com and they are WONDERFUL! I loved them so much, I placed an order this morning for MORE! They seem to be very good quality, the colors are fabulous, and the prices are great! I can’t wait to create something with them.

March 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm
(11) Shelley says:

You can get twin beads at Esther Beadwork in Florida. Contact Kim Leahy at kimleahy@estherbeadwork.com. I just returned from a bead show and saw the twins she was selling amongst other things. I didn’t get any cause I had no idea what to do with them at the time. Have fun with them.

March 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm
(12) Beadwork says:

Thanks for the tip, Shelley!

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