Hawaii Sunset Tila Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50"

bracelet measures 6.50"

single strand woven crystal bracelet
 

While each of the Hawaiian islands offers different vistas, one thing they have in common is their amazing sunsets. You might expect sunset colors to be yellow and orange and pink. What I also found was gorgeous amethyst hues. When I saw the Amethyst Tila beads, I couldn’t resist.   I’ll think of Hawaii when I wear this bracelet. The tiny wavering, center multicolor beads will remind me of the lush green palms. You don’t have to be an expert to make this project but knowing how to make half hitch knots helps. If you don’t know how to create them the instructions are only a click away.

Directions

step 1 - Cut a piece of 48” beading thread.  Add a stop bead 12” from the end.  Work the needle through 13 silver cube beads and 12 pair of tila beads.  This is row #1. Please note these instructions show only an abbreviated version rather than the entire length of the bracelet to allow for larger images.  The red line represents the thread.  The arrows show the direction of the needle.

step 1 - Cut a piece of 48” beading thread.  Add a stop bead 12” from the end.  Work the needle through 13 silver cube beads and 12 pair of tila beads.  This is row #1. Please note these instructions show only an abbreviated version rather than the entire length of the bracelet to allow for larger images.  The red line represents the thread.  The arrows show the direction of the needle.

step 2 - At the end of row #1 bring the needle out the cube bead then add another cube bead (row # 2) and join them by bringing the needle back through the cube bead in row #1.

step 2 - At the end of row #1 bring the needle out the cube bead then add another cube bead (row # 2) and join them by bringing the needle back through the cube bead in row #1.

step 3 - Bring the thread from row # 1 through the cube bead in row two and through the open holes of two tila beads.

step 3 - Bring the thread from row # 1 through the cube bead in row two and through the open holes of two tila beads.

step 4 - Add another cube bead joining it to the cube in row 1 as you did in step # 2. All the cube beads will be joined in this way.   Pass the needle through the holes of the next two tila beads.

step 4 - Add another cube bead joining it to the cube in row 1 as you did in step # 2. All the cube beads will be joined in this way.   Pass the needle through the holes of the next two tila beads.

step 5 - Move the needle through the bottom hole of the stone bead.  

step 5 - Move the needle through the bottom hole of the stone bead.

 

step 6 - Add on another round bead.

step 6 - Add on another round bead.

step 7 - Move through the bottom loop in the clasp and back through the round bead.

step 7 - Move through the bottom loop in the clasp and back through the round bead.

step 8 - Move through the needle through the bottom holes of the stone beads adding spacer beads between them.  Slip the needle through a round bead, through the bottom hole of the clasp, back through the round bead.

step 8 - Move through the needle through the bottom holes of the stone beads adding spacer beads between them.  Slip the needle through a round bead, through the bottom hole of the clasp, back through the round bead.

step 9 - Add four seed beads to the thread.

step 9 - Add four seed beads to the thread.

step 10 - Pass the needle through the cube bead and finish working row # 4 by adding seed beads, connecting to one of the seed beads in the previous row and working through the cube beads.

step 10 - Pass the needle through the cube bead and finish working row # 4 by adding seed beads, connecting to one of the seed beads in the previous row and working through the cube beads.

step 11 - Add a round silver bead to the thread and go back through the cube bead.  This is the start of row # 5.  Add two tila beads then pass through the next cube bead.

step 11 - Add a round silver bead to the thread and go back through the cube bead.  This is the start of row # 5.  Add two tila beads then pass through the next cube bead.

step 12 - Work row # 5 adding tila beads and passing through the cube beads.

step 12 - Work row # 5 adding tila beads and passing through the cube beads.

step 13 - Add and join another cube bead which will begin row # 6 the final row.  Pass through the bottom holes of the tila beads adding and joining cube beads.

step 13 - Add and join another cube bead which will begin row # 6 the final row.  Pass through the bottom holes of the tila beads adding and joining cube beads.

step 14 - Complete row # 6 and add a small silver bead to the thread.

step 14 - Complete row # 6 and add a small silver bead to the thread.

step 15 - Pass the needle back through the bottom cube bead and then out the one above it.  Don’t go through the round silver beads. 

step 15 - Pass the needle back through the bottom cube bead and then out the one above it.  Don’t go through the round silver beads. 

step 16 - Pass the needle through the bottom loop of the clasp and back into the same cube bead.  Work in and out of the cube beads and attach the second loop of the clasp.  Finish off the thread by working across tila beads, and creating half hitch knots where the tila beads meet the cubes.  Cut off the excess thread. 

step 16 - Pass the needle through the bottom loop of the clasp and back into the same cube bead.  Work in and out of the cube beads and attach the second loop of the clasp.  Finish off the thread by working across tila beads, and creating half hitch knots where the tila beads meet the cubes.  Cut off the excess thread. 

step 17 - Remove the stop bead and add a round silver bead.  Pass through the cube bead and work through tila beads creating half hitch knots.  Cut off excess thread.

step 17 - Remove the stop bead and add a round silver bead.  Pass through the cube bead and work through tila beads creating half hitch knots.  Cut off excess thread.

step 18 - Thread the needle with approximately 14 inches of thread.  Attach the thread to the work with half hitch knots and work your way to the cubes on the other end of the bracelet.  Attach round silver beads to each cube and then attach the clasp.  Work back through the beads with half hitch knots and cut off excess thread.



Supplies

At Amazon

  • Miyuki Amethyst Gold Luster Tila beads
  • #2 round silver crimp beads
  • Amethyst seed beads 11/0
  • 1/8” silver cube beads
  • Black beading thread
  • Beading needles
  • two strand slide clasp

 


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