You like the look of seed beads in jewelry, but you're not ready to take up needle and thread and learn to read bead weaving patterns? Then this project is for you!
It's the Super Duo Wrap -- a wrap bracelet (or necklace) that you can whip up while watching TV or chatting with friends.
To measure the beading wire, wrap it loosely around your wrist the number of times you want for the finished bracelet. Double that length and add another 6 inches.
I start by stringing the button onto the wire and centering it so the ends are even. Now you'll add beads. Bring both wires through the two holes of one super duo bead and snug it up against the button. Then add one or more spacer beads to each wire (the size 11/0 or 8/0 seed beads).
Repeat the pattern to the finished length -- super duo / seed beads / super duo / seed beads, etc.
I found it was easier to string an inch or two of this pattern on one wire, then add the seed beads and bring the other wire through the other hole of the super duos.
Important: check both holes of the super duos before stringing. Sometimes one hole gets plugged, and you don't want to find this out two inches along the second side. You can usually clear the hole with a needle or pin, but it's best to do this before stringing.
Bring all of the wires back through the crimp bead and the first 8/0 bead(s) (you'll have four strands of beading wire going through the crimp and the 8/0 beads below it). Snug everything together, close the crimp with your crimping pliers, and you have a fancy looking multi-wrap bracelet or necklace!