GemDuos! A new shaped bead – similar to the DiamondDuo. They are pretty close in size, the holes are a little closer to the bottom of the bead in the GemDuos, and while they are a little shallower than the DiamondDuo, the higher placement of the holes in the DiamondDuo means that both will sit at the same height in your beadwork.
The principle difference, however, is that the GemDuos do not rise to a point on the top like the DiamondDuos, they have a flatter top. There is an excellent review of them here, showing the same patterns made up with the two different beads.
Any pattern that calls for one can surely use the other. Whether it will work if you mix both into the same pattern will depend on the pattern!
What is most intriguing about them though is the new “Backlit” color series. The Backlit process uses coatings and colors to create a brilliant and vivid range of luminous colors. We are really excited about these new colors!
Every week – lots of great old stuff and great new stuff here! Cheers!
Plus – one more week – 20% off stone beads and pearls!
Yeah – I said that last week – but what the heck – let’s go another week! 20% off until June 28 on our Stone beads (including the Amber, cabochons, pendants, the diamond pendants, and the gemstone strands) and our Pearls (freshwater, and what the heck, the fashion pearls and Swarovski pearls, too!)
Looking for a bargain?
We have a bunch of crazy manager specials, with discounts up to 70% off. You can use our catalog search to find them – just type manager and whatever you are looking for in the box and see what comes up!