Friday, October 5, 2012

New Czech Tile Beads

17 New colors of Czech Tile Beads  and 6 new colors of the tapered SuperDuo beads have been added to the Red Panda Beads website

The Czech Tile beads work well with the Czech SuperDuo beads.  There are two versions of Czech SuperDuo beads available on the Red Panda Beads website.  Both versions are pressed glass beads, making them more uniform in size and shape.  The larger beads measure 2.5x5mm and the smaller version measures 2x5mm.  The smaller beads are more tapered and are similar to Czech Twin beads.  Below are several color combos of the Tile beads paired with the smaller, tapered SuperDuo beads.

This pattern is Deborah Roberti's Tila SuperDuo Band.  Since I've substituted Czech Tile beads for the Miyuki Tila beads in this design, I had to modify the design a little.  Miyuki Tila beads measure 5mm and the Tile beads are slightly larger, measuring 6mm.  The Tile beads are also more rounded on the corners and edges.  The pattern calls for 3 seed beads on top of each Tila bead, but when using Tile beads, 4 seed beads are needed.  The Tile beads used in this sample are CZTWN06-37193 Silk Blue/Taupe.  I matched the new TSD-P65401 Opaque Luster Picasso and TSD-P65431 Opaque Luster Green Picasso SuperDuo beads.  The seed beads are Miyuki's 11RR593 - Ceylon Light Caramel 11/0 Rocailles.

I used Deb's design again for this design, but I modified it even further, using Miyuki 10/0 Triangle beads for the seed beads.  The Tile beads are CZTWN06-T93110 - Opaque Yellow Picasso.  The SuperDuo beads are TSD-ST6303 Star Dust Opaque Baby Blue and TSD-MD6313 Moon Dust Turquoise.  The Triangle beads are Miyuki 10TR1825 Inside Color Lined with sparkle Blue/Bronze.  You only need three Triangle beads to sit on top of each Tile bead and they add a really nice sparkle to the piece.  Miyuki Triangle beads are not at all sharp like triangles, but their edges are rounded and the structure of the beads allows more light to be captured and make the Triangle beads some of the prettiest Miyuki beads.  They come in 3 sizes, size 10/0 is the smallest.

I used Deborah Roberti's Tila Twin Wiggle pattern for this bracelet.  Coincidentally,  you can get this pattern for free with any twin bead purchase on the Red Panda Beads website.  The pattern adapts well for the Twin-like tapered SuperDuo beads and the Czech Tile beads.  I chose the CZTWN06-TB9320 Opaque Red Picasso Tile beads and matched them with TSD-14400 Hematite and TSD-M14400 Matte Hematite SuperDuo beads.  I used Miyuki's 11RR961 Bright Silver Plated 11/0 Rocaille beads.  (note: since they are silver plated, they will tarnish over time.  These precious metal beads are sold in 1 gram increments)  I added  a little spice with the matching Miyuki DP28-961 Bright Silver Plated Drop Beads.

Taking advantage of the extra space between the SuperDuo beads in the edges of the fan shape, I added the drop beads to give a nice touch to this dramatic bracelet.

Lastly I used Deb's Tila Flower Band Preview to create this Pale Turquoise bracelet.  The Czech Tile beads are CZTWN06-T63100 Opaque Pale Turquoise.  I matched two bronze SuperDuos, the TSD-BT8312 Opaque Yellow Bronze Picasso and the TSD-90215 Bronze beads.  I added inside color lined Olive 11RR229 Miyuki seed beads.

You can see by the four samples above that the new Czech beads are versatile and can add a new look to many designs.

Happy Beading!


1 comment:

  1. Hi,Betsy!

    First of all, I got my bead order today and this will be my first time using Czech Tiles! I have to say that i think Deborah's pattern looks MUCH better with Czech Tiles... your colors are scrumptious!