Artbeads Cafe – Discover Two Hole Beads with Cynthia Kimura and Cheri Carlson
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Artbeads Cafe – Discover Two Hole Beads with Cynthia Kimura and Cheri Carlson


CYNHTHIA: Hi, I’m Cynthia from Artbeads
Cafe, and Cheri is with me today. CHERI: Hi, Cynthia. CYNTHIA: Hi, Cheri. We have a lot to show today. CHERI: We do. CYNTHIA: It’s a full table. It’s a full table of pretty two-hole beads,
and we wanted to show you every single kind of two-hole bead that we have, because there
are so many and sometimes it can be very overwhelming and confusing. CHERI: Confusing, right. They all have names. CYNTHIA: Everything has a name. But before that, I would like to show you
a pair of earrings that I made, and I made them with the Kheops Par Puca beads. It’s a very simple project, pretty quick
project. This one is pretty straight, and I made a
mistake on that one. It’s a little crooked, so I will show you
how not to make that mistake. CHERI: Those are cute. CYNTHIA: Those are really cute, and I love
those Kheops because they have so many different colors in one bag. I thought they were really fun. CHERI: They’re beautiful. CYNTHIA: I have here a pretty long needle,
and it’s a KO thread. I’m using white for you to be able to see
the thread, but in my earring it was a black color. So you start with the Kheops. Kheops is a triangle, and it has two holes
here in the bottom, and then one hole on the side and another hole on this side. You start by going through one hole on the
side, and it’s going to go to one of the holes on the bottom like that. Then taking a Half Tila bead and then another
KO, and I want to go the opposite side. So I’m going through the bottom hole and
it’s going to end up on this side. CHERI: Okay, so their flat sides are all meeting
so far on this. CYNTHIA: Yes, yes. Like that. And then I’m picking up four beads. Oops, this one is running away. Four beads, and I do the same set. Again, I go through the side hole, and then
taking a Half Tila, and then let’s grab this side from the right hole on the bottom,
like that. To go faster, I’m going to make my earring
smaller. I’m just going to do two sets; here I have
three. I’m just going to do two. And then I want to do the turn here, so I’m
just grabbing six beads – four, five, six – and I’m going back through the holes
of all those beads. So pretty simple so far, eh? CHERI: Cute, yeah. CYNTHIA: Like that. CHERI: It’s just wrapping around the end. CYNTHIA: Yes. And then I want to add four beads here – one,
two, three, and four. Whoopsie. Those just fly. Okay, and the same. I’m going through those here, those beads. I have four. And I tighten everything like that. CHERI: Okay, so the second hole of all of
those. CYNTHIA: Yes. And then I’m grabbing again six beads to
do the top, and then I’m going back inside here. Now I want to try also to go through those
seed beads. This one is crooked because my needle went
on the side and went directly to the next Kheops. Because it didn’t go inside the seed bead,
it got crooked, so make sure that you are going inside the seed bead. And tighten everything like that, and I keep going. That’s all you have to do. So what I did is I went through the beads
like that, went back in here, went back here, and I have my tail, so I made a little knot
right here. Then I bring my thread inside here and I cut
my thread. CHERI: Hide it, yeah. CYNTHIA: This tail, you bring it to the other
side until here, and you cut it. And that’s it. CHERI: Just around in a circle. CYNTHIA: Yes. CHERI: Those are so pretty. CYNTHIA: Thank you. CHERI: And fast. CYNTHIA: Really fast. Then I just take the ear wire and open the
loop, and I just hook the loop on the seed bead and that’s it. CHERI: Oh, perfect. CYNTHIA: Yeah, that was really fast to make. And like I said, I love the colors of the
Kheops. CHERI: Those are so beautiful. Flip them to the other side and it looks a
little different. CYNTHIA: Exactly, yes. CHERI: Very pretty. CYNTHIA: We have a lot to show you, so let’s
start with the triangle beads. You saw the Kheops, and then here you have
an example, also pretty easy to make with beads. Then we have the CzechMates Triangle Beads. The difference between those is the triangle
is flat and it has two holes here in the bottom, which means you can make a design with the
triangle up. CHERI: So they stand up. How cute is that? CYNTHIA: The way you weave, the stand up is
really cute. CHERI: Nice. CYNTHIA: I love it. Or you can do like I did on this one. I did embroidery, and I kept the triangle
flat, and then I put some seed beads on top of them. CHERI: Oh, how pretty is that? Little star shape. That’s beautiful. CYNTHIA: Thank you. CHERI: So versatile. CYNTHIA: Yes, it is. I love this triangle. You have then the Two-Hole Pyramids. They’re shaped like a pyramid, and they
have two holes on both sides. Then you have the Pyramid Hex beads. It’s a pyramid, but we pushed on top of
the pyramid so it got flat a little. And the same, it has two holes also. You made a really beautiful bracelet here. CHERI: And really simple. Just line the beads up. Again, done very much like your earrings;
you stitch down one side and back the other. Very easy. CYNTHIA: Simple. We have here the Two-Hole Tipp Bead. It’s a little more pointy, smaller. Was that easy to work with too? CHERI: Very easy. Same as the Pyramid Hex. The holes just line up, and the smaller size
I think is really easy to work with and fun. And the finishes are so pretty on those. CYNTHIA: Yes. CHERI: The shape on the Tipp Beads is so fun;
it’s just a smooth, round tip, and then the Pyramid Hex has the six flat sides, and
then the Two-Hole Pyramids are square-ish. Each shape is so different, but really fun. I think they’re very showy and fun to work
with. CYNTHIA: Yeah, very fun. Still in the triangle, we have the Two-Hole
Tango Beads. Those are shaped a little differently. The triangle is longer, and you have two holes
at the bottom and then on one side. It’s a very different shape to work with. It’s really fun, too. I love the earrings that you made there. CHERI: The orientation is different for each
bead; depending on how they’re drilled, they line up differently so you get different
effects. Even though they’re both triangles, they’re
really different from each other. CYNTHIA: Yeah. So then let’s go to the more square and
rectangular. Here we have the Half Tila. You made this beautiful bracelet. You used a Half Tila in the middle, right? CHERI: Down the middle, yeah. It was really fun to work in. It contrasts with the other round beads, I
think, so beautifully. It was very easy to work with. CYNTHIA: We have here the Tila Beads. The Tila Bead is a square, and they have two
holes on the bottom and the top. They’re so easy to use, too. CHERI: They’re so beautiful. CYNTHIA: You can use them on the side like
I did here, or you can use them in a row. It feels good also. CHERI: Smooth, yeah. CYNTHIA: Flat, yes. They’re very smooth. Beside that, you have the CzechMates Tile
Beads. The difference between the Tila and the Tile,
if you can see, one is bigger than the other one. Also rounder on the side, and a little thicker. I also love the Tile Beads. Those two beads are such basic beads to work
with, so they can be your core, and then you… CHERI: Embellish. CYNTHIA: Yes, you embellish around them. I just love, love also the Tile Beads. CHERI: They’re so showy. They cover surface, so you get a lot per bead. CYNTHIA: Exactly. Then we have the Brick Beads. The brick, let’s compare with the Half Tila. They’re much, much bigger. CHERI: Oh, a lot bigger. CYNTHIA: Yes. It’s like a brick. They’re round on the side. Again, it’s a really nice bead to work as
the core, and then you embellish around it. And then we have the Bar Beads. Let’s put that aside here. It’s more like a bar, so it’s flat with
two holes. I think this is a great bead also for spacers,
to put in between. CHERI: Oh sure. They’re narrow, right? CYNTHIA: They are narrow, yes. If you don’t mind showing the Rulla Beads
there. Rulla, first, it has a great name. I love the name Rulla. It’s pretty round. CHERI: Very rounded, yeah. It doesn’t have the corners like the others. These are rounded too, but the overall thickness
and shape, each one is so different. CYNTHIA: Yes. I used them on a pendant. I thought they were really fun. Also used them in the middle. And then you have this bracelet that’s pretty
amazing. CHERI: Yes, it’s gorgeous. Rows and rows and rows of them. So pretty. CYNTHIA: They’re beautiful. And then what do you have on this side? CHERI: Here we have the Silky Diamonds. The stringing holes line up from point to
point rather than from flat edge to flat edge, so their arrangement is going to be different
depending on how you string them. Instead of their flat edges all lined up like
the squares here, they’re point to point. CYNTHIA: So it’s kind of a diagonal shape,
in a way. CHERI: Yeah. And then they’ve got the little bit of texture
or pattern on the top that gives them another look, different from the flat squares. And then here we have the Chilli Beads, which
are really fun beads. They’re convex on one side and then domed
on the other, and a little pointed to one end, a little rounded to the other. The holes are offset to one end, so you can
stagger them, which makes them really fun. And then the colors on these are so pretty. They vary from side to side. CYNTHIA: I wonder if working them with kumihimo,
how they would layer. That would be a fun bead to try. CHERI: Oh, interesting. Okay. Oh. CYNTHIA: Now she’s thinking. CHERI: And then we have Piggy Beads, and I
think they’re named that way because they look like a little pig snout. They’re a little round, kind of a convex
lentil with two holes. The two holes are offset as well, so when
you string them, they stagger. This is an example of that, just simple stringing,
but then because of the shape of the bead, they line up in a really interesting way. And of course you can do all kinds of things
with those. But very different and fun to work with. And then here we have the CzechMates Lentils,
and these are just a flat little lentil-shaped bead with two evenly-spaced holes. We’ve got them running down the centers. These have been done on edge, which is a fun
treatment. You could also string them so that they’re
flat and so that the holes show. CYNTHIA: So like the triangle, also they stand
up, which is really fun. CHERI: Exactly. Which is fun. Then here we have the little Infinity Beads. These look like two little round beads that
have been stuck together, so they give a look of two beads in one, I think. But they’re also interesting – in this
little earring, for example, they allow fun patterns. Because the two beads are connected, it makes
building something really different and unique-looking. And then here we have the Matubo SuperDuos,
and these have two holes. They’re a little pointed on each end, and
they line up so beautifully. I think these are one of my favorites. CYNTHIA: It is mine too, yes. CHERI: The effect of them side-by-side is
so pretty. But here you have them as the fringe or trim,
and I think they’re just gorgeous done that way. CYNTHIA: Yes. And what I like is they’re not flat, so
because they’re kind of pointy in the middle and they go down, that’s why they stagger
very well. CHERI: Really well. Yeah, I love them. And then these are the little MiniDuos. Same bead, just a little bit smaller, and
a little finer effect. CYNTHIA: I wanted to see what would be the
difference between the SuperDuo and the Mini, kind of making the same bracelet, and I love
them both. I think this gives you a tighter design, but
it’s great. And here, because you have a second hole on
the top, I decided to bring some Bicones, and I think it gives a great design too. CHERI: Beautiful. Very fun. CYNTHIA: And then let’s start in here. We have the Daggers. I love the Two-Hole Daggers. I use them all the time. CHERI: I love those, what you’ve done with
them. I think they’re so beautiful. CYNTHIA: The reason why I love them is because
when you make a design like that, your Daggers, with one hole they tend to move too much. But with the two holes, you are able to put
more beads in between, and they stay straight. CHERI: Sort of stabilize them a little bit. CYNTHIA: Yes. I really love those. Those are the Crescent Beads. The Crescent Beads are like the crescent of
the half-moon with two holes, and it’s the same as the lentil and the triangle; you work
them and they stand up. I placed them here – again, I used the Tile
Beads. You see how much I love these two – and
I placed them on top of the Tile Beads, and it’s such a nice way to embellish with a
Crescent. CHERI: It’s a beautiful trim. I didn’t even realize that those were the
Crescents. CYNTHIA: Really? CHERI: Yeah, those are beautiful. CYNTHIA: If I used another clasp, it could’ve
been reversible, so you have the points going this way or going down. CHERI: Oh, very fun. CYNTHIA: I realized that after I put my clasp,
like “Oh, it could’ve been reversible!” The Honeycomb Beads, the shape is – how
do you call this shape? CHERI: Like a honeycomb. CYNTHIA: Okay, it’s a Honeycomb Bead. CHERI: It’s a six-sided hexagon. There we go. CYNTHIA: And two holes. The two holes are on the side, and that’s
why you can have this kind of a design. Was it difficult to make this? CHERI: It takes a few minutes to figure out
the way they’re going to line up. And of course, you can twist them around and
make them do all kinds of things, but when they’re just simply strung, they line up
in that honeycomb pattern, which is really fun, I think. Fun effect. CYNTHIA: Yes. And again, they’re very smooth and it’s
really nice to have that on your arms. I think we’ve covered all the beads. That was a lot. CHERI: Is that all? CYNTHIA: That was a lot of two-hole beads. Thank you for helping me today. CHERI: Oh, thank you. CYNTHIA: They are really fun to work with,
and I hope that, if you haven’t tried them, please try. They’re really, really fun. Don’t be intimidated by the two holes. I think it’s like everything; you just have
to try. CHERI: Try and experiment a little. CYNTHIA: Yes. You can check our Learning Center. We have a lot of handy tips and also all the
instructions on how to make those beautiful bracelets we’ve shown you today. Thank you, Cheri, for coming. CHERI: Thank you. CYNTHIA: It was so much fun. Thank you for joining us today at Artbeads
Cafe, and make sure to subscribe to our email newsletter, and you can see all those ideas
and our great promotions, too. Thank you, Cheri. Thank you. Merci, au revoir, a bientot! CHERI: Bye bye.

8 Comments

  • yvettehhc

    Thank You Cynthia and Cheri, for this wonderful comparison of all the different 2hole beads.
    It was terrific to see the different uses for designing with these beads.
    I often wondered how the different shapes and sizes compared.
    (((Hugs))) Halina in Australia

  • Valerie Fanning

    I really like your show. the information you present is great but please please start zooming in on what you are showing. In this episode you are showing these tiny beads and comparing the tile and the Tila beads and then the half Tila, the rulla, and the brick but it's all from a distance. I know you put it on the screen after but it would just work better if we could see them up close as you are pointing them out and discussing them. also I would like to see your beautiful projects closer. it's like you are teasing me…look what I made, but not to close na na na lol

  • Jodie Rasey

    Thank you for this and all your videos, a lot of information for us. I enjoy all you ladies but wonder what happened to Krystal Wick?? Haven't seen her in a long time, hope all is well for her.

  • Lidia McCulley

    WOW! Love them all, as well the beautiful jewelry and designs you had done with those pretty beads! I have to tray sometimes too… Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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