You may recall that Superduos are the oval, two-hole beads produced in the Czech Republic. They're similar to Twin beads but have a slightly different shape and size.
It's now come to my attention that, unfortunately, there appear to be some non-authentic two-hole beads on the market calling themselves Superduos. Be on the lookout for these. One potential problem with them (besides being unethical in their naming) is that they will not have exactly the same size and shape as real Superduos. When you follow a pattern that uses Superduos, even a slight difference in dimensions can alter the look or lay of the design -- leading to nothing but frustration.
- Free pattern: Superduos and Briolettes Earrings
Visit the first two links above to learn what to look for when shopping for Superduos. Also visit my directory of suppliers, which I'm striving to keep updated with genuine Superduos. And if you've run into Superduo knockoffs, or if you have questions about Superduos generally, be sure to leave a comment below.
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