Tila Loves Swarovski Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50"

bracelet measures 6.50"

 

Opposites attract in this interesting project. Dark bronze beads in a matte finish border clear crystal Swarovski bicone beads for the ultimate pairing of extremes in design. Aqua seed beads stand between the two and fringe the outside edges of the bracelet. A typical Tila bead weave pattern makes this a less than typical bracelet. 

Directions

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure two yards, or a length you’re comfortable working with. Attach a stop bead 12 inches from one end. The 12 inches of thread will be used to work in the clasp later. Add a seed bead, Tila bead, two seed beads, a bicone bead, two seed beads and a Tila bead.

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure two yards, or a length you’re comfortable working with. Attach a stop bead 12 inches from one end. The 12 inches of thread will be used to work in the clasp later. Add a seed bead, Tila bead, two seed beads, a bicone bead, two seed beads and a Tila bead.

step 2 - Add three seed beads and move through the bottom holes of the Tila bead.  Add two seed beads. Move the needle through the bicone. Add two more seed beads and move through the Tila bead.

step 2 - Add three seed beads and move through the bottom holes of the Tila bead.  Add two seed beads. Move the needle through the bicone. Add two more seed beads and move through the Tila bead.

step 3 - Connect the Tila from the first row with the second by moving through the top holes of the second Tila, then back through the bottom holes of the first Tila.

step 3 - Connect the Tila from the first row with the second by moving through the top holes of the second Tila, then back through the bottom holes of the first Tila.

step 4 - Add three seed beads and move through the top holes of the second row Tila. Add two seed beads, a bicone, two seed beads and a Tila.

step 4 - Add three seed beads and move through the top holes of the second row Tila. Add two seed beads, a bicone, two seed beads and a Tila.

step 5 - Add three seed beads and move to the bottom holes of the second row Tila.  Add two seed beads. Move the needle through the bicone. Add two more seed beads and move through the Tila.

step 5 - Add three seed beads and move to the bottom holes of the second row Tila.  Add two seed beads. Move the needle through the bicone. Add two more seed beads and move through the Tila.

step 6 - Connect the second row Tila to the third row Tila by moving through the top holes of the third row Tila then back through the bottom holes of the second row Tila. Follow steps 4, 5 and 6 to complete the bracelet.

step 6 - Connect the second row Tila to the third row Tila by moving through the top holes of the third row Tila then back through the bottom holes of the second row Tila. Follow steps 4, 5 and 6 to complete the bracelet.

step 7 - At the end of the bracelet, add three seed beads and move into the last row of the Tila toward the center. Move through the top holes of the Tila then back down through the three seed beads. 

step 7 - At the end of the bracelet, add three seed beads and move into the last row of the Tila toward the center. Move through the top holes of the Tila then back down through the three seed beads. 

step 8 - Add four seed beads. Move through the next two existing seed beads.  Add four more seed beads. Move through the next two seed beads. Add four more seed beads.

step 8 - Add four seed beads. Move through the next two existing seed beads.  Add four more seed beads. Move through the next two seed beads. Add four more seed beads.

step 9 - Move through the bottom holes of the Tila bead. Create a half-hitch knot between the Tila and the seed bead. Move the needle back out the bottom Tila holes. 

step 9 - Move through the bottom holes of the Tila bead. Create a half-hitch knot between the Tila and the seed bead. Move the needle back out the bottom Tila holes. 

step 10 - Move back through twelve seed beads and into the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 10 - Move back through twelve seed beads and into the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 11 - To attach the clasp move through the number of beads necessary to reach the first loop of the clasp, making sure the clasp is aligned with the width of the bracelet. Go through the loop then back into the seed beads as you work toward the other end of the clasp. Repeat these steps working back to where you started to add stability.

step 11 - To attach the clasp move through the number of beads necessary to reach the first loop of the clasp, making sure the clasp is aligned with the width of the bracelet. Go through the loop then back into the seed beads as you work toward the other end of the clasp. Repeat these steps working back to where you started to add stability.

step 12 - Move the needle back through the bracelet and create half-hitch knots to secure the work. Cut off excess thread.   Finish the start of the bracelet by threading the 12” tail through the needle. Add two more seed beads and follow steps 7 - 12 to complete.

step 12 - Move the needle back through the bracelet and create half-hitch knots to secure the work. Cut off excess thread.   Finish the start of the bracelet by threading the 12” tail through the needle. Add two more seed beads and follow steps 7 - 12 to complete.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  beading needles
  •  0.15mm beading thread
  •  11/0 Aquamarine Delica Silver Lined seed beads 7.5 gm
  •  Dark Bronze Matte Tila beads 64
  •  4mm Swarovski crystal bicone beads
  •  Scissors

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