Half Tila All Glam Necklace

measures 16" long .50" wide

measures 16" long .50" wide

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!

Directions

step 1 - Place a 5” long piece of wire over round nose pliers. Bring the wires together and cross them below the pliers.  Holding both wires twist them three times to wrap them together.

step 1 - Place a 5” long piece of wire over round nose pliers. Bring the wires together and cross them below the pliers.  Holding both wires twist them three times to wrap them together.

step 3 - Place a glass bead onto the opposite wire and push it as far as possible toward the loop formed in step 1.

step 3 - Place a glass bead onto the opposite wire and push it as far as possible toward the loop formed in step 1.

step 4 - Use flat nose pliers to create a 90 degree angle in the beaded wire to begin forming a loop.  Learn how to make loops. 

step 4 - Use flat nose pliers to create a 90 degree angle in the beaded wire to begin forming a loop.  Learn how to make loops

step 5 - Close the loop.  Hold the curved wire against the bead edge. Wrap the excess wire around the stem of the loop three times.  Cut off excess wire.

step 5 - Close the loop.  Hold the curved wire against the bead edge. Wrap the excess wire around the stem of the loop three times.  Cut off excess wire.

step 6 - The wrapped bead will have loops on each end.  Gently pull the wire to cross the flat center of the bead.  Create six wrapped, glass beads. 

step 6 - The wrapped bead will have loops on each end.  Gently pull the wire to cross the flat center of the bead.  Create six wrapped, glass 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 8 - Attach the single bead connectors to the glass beads alternating green and blue bead sections.

step 8 - Attach the single bead connectors to the glass beads alternating green and blue bead sections.

step 9 - Add a clasp to the jump rings.

NOTE

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.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  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

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors
  •  masking tape
  •  Krazy Glue

 


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