Half Tila All Glam Necklace
The rectangular shape of a Half Tila bead presents many opportunities for design - like this project. The circular necklace lays flat against the skin and although it looks heavy it is light as a feather. Black and Silver half Tila beads are combined with silver lined and black Delica beads for a contemporary style. This project is not woven. The beads are simply strung onto thread with the bottom of one row becoming the top of the next and linking all the pieces together. Gotta love those Tila beads!
step 7 - Drape the necklace on you and adjust the first row thread. That thread should be shorter than the other threads or the beads won’t lay flat on your neck. Use the knot tying tool on the first row thread. Adjust and tie knots in the remaining threads as necessary.
step 9 - Add a clasp to the jump rings.
If you have a four strand clasp available (I didn’t), a nicer way to finish this necklace would be to slip a crimp bead onto each thread, bring the thread through the loop in the clasp then back through the crimp bead. Crimp the bead and cut away the excess thread.
- Black and Silver Half Tila beads 10 gms each
- Silver Grey and Black 10/0 Delica beads 7.5 gms each
- knot tying tool
Fire Mountain Gems
- Griffin Perlseide #4 gray bead cord
- 2 jump rings
- 2 decorative barrel beads
- masking tape
- Krazy Glue