Welcome to the SuperDuo craziness! There are many sizes and shapes to SuperDuos. They are all pressed glass - so that they are more consistent in size and shape. They all have two holes. They all are somewhat oval in shape. But there the similarities end!
Fran, a Red Panda Beads customer, modified the Tila Flower Band pattern, using these Smooth Outline SuperDuo beads and subsituted square beads in place of the 11/0 seed beads and created matching earrings. She also has a facebook page, Flying Cloud Designs that highlights some of her work.These SuperDuos are fatter than other SuperDuos, more closely resembling a tic tac candy than Twin beads. This version is 2.5mmx5mm and often referred to as "smooth outline" SuperDuos. While I've seen some designs incorporate the various versions/sizes of SuperDuos, I recommend that you stay within the colors available in each variety for more uniform designs.
Now get a free Tila Flower Bands Preview pattern download* with your Superduo beads purchase from Red Panda Beads. This pattern by Deborah Roberti, of Around the Beading Table, is perfect for any occasion. Simply pick the beads to create a stunning, casual or even playful bracelet.
*Must be a registered customer on the Red Panda Beads website. Upon finalization of your order, you will be able to download the PDF when reviewing your order in your account section of the Red Panda Beads website.