Few years ago, my friends Hana and Karolina taught me crocheting with beads, i love it finally.....and i love to make long lariat from Preciosa Ornela's seed beads mixes, it's good work, especially if i don't have any idea about beading.
This one is made from pinch beads mix
these two from Presso beads and daggers and Pip beads
You have probably seen a lot of new beads last months, new shapes, new hot finishes. The last ones i got to my hands are 4ceed beads, designed by Kelly Stevenson together with czech bead man Jaromír Mašek. The idea was, if i well remember, to make 4 holes beads to match SuperDuo beads . And of cousrse, they do, in horizontal line of 4ceed. But it could be little boring for me, just connect 4 holes beads with 2 holes beads. These beads give you more space to beading in multiple layers, to make better 3D beading.... and to have a big fun with beading.
I choose these for my first project, they are 5x5x3mm size, color crystal with antique silver finish
/18549/. They are 3mm thick, so can be visible in your beading.
I've started with MiniDuo, than 11/0 seeds and 4ceed
continue with 8/0 seeds....you can see 4ceed beads pretty well here and all their possibility