White Luster Tila Bracelet

bracelet measures 7"

bracelet measures 7"

 

Snow white Tila beads gleam against the brilliant shine of silver lined seed beads and silver chain links. A fancy crystal embedded clasp compliments the simplicity and elegance of this dazzling arm candy.  Like the perfect little black dress it can go from the office to an evening on the town without skipping a beat. How can it give off such an amazing wow! bling factor and at the same look somehow understated? All I know is this is a must do project!

 

The long oval links in this chain are used vertically between the seed beads in the bracelet. The links measure a little under .50” long. The smaller links in the chain will be used for a future project.

Directions

NOTE 

In the following illustrations, the red line represents the thread. The illustrations do not show thread from previous steps, only the thread for the step you’re reading. Thread is shown outside the beads for clarity.  Only a portion of the complete bracelet is shown here. The finished project should be 14 tila beads across. A GROUP CONSISTS OF TWO SEED BEADS SEPARATED BY A LINK.

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure two yards, or a length you’re comfortable working with.  Leave a 12 inch tail.  Add a seed bead, and a Tila bead.  Add 13 Groups separated by Tila beads.  After the last(14th) Tila bead add a seed bead.

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure two yards, or a length you’re comfortable working with.  Leave a 12 inch tail.  Add a seed bead, and a Tila bead.  Add 13 Groups separated by Tila beads.  After the last(14th) Tila bead add a seed bead.

step 2 - Add another seed bead to start the second row.  Move up to the seed bead in row 1.

step 2 - Add another seed bead to start the second row.  Move up to the seed bead in row 1.

step 3 - Go through the top seed bead, through one loop in the clasp andthrough the seed bead in row 2.  Continue through the bottom holes of the Tila bead.

step 3 - Go through the top seed bead, through one loop in the clasp andthrough the seed bead in row 2.  Continue through the bottom holes of the Tila bead.

step 4 - Add a seed bead, pass through the seed bead in row 1.

step 4 - Add a seed bead, pass through the seed bead in row 1.

step 5 - Bring the needle down to the seed bead in row 2 and pass through it and the link.  I call step 4 and 5 the Stack Stitch.  It’s simply making a circle and ending where you started.  It will be used repeatedly throughout this project to connect stacked seed beads to each other as well as to connect stacked Tila beads.  Continue working across the bracelet adding a seed bead to the Groups.

step 5 - Bring the needle down to the seed bead in row 2 and pass through it and the link.  I call step 4 and 5 the Stack Stitch.  It’s simply making a circle and ending where you started.  It will be used repeatedly throughout this project to connect stacked seed beads to each other as well as to connect stacked Tila beads.  Continue working across the bracelet adding a seed bead to the Groups.

step 6 - After the 14th Tila bead add a seed bead.  Bring the needle through the top loop of the clasp and add a second seed bead.

step 6 - After the 14th Tila bead add a seed bead.  Bring the needle through the top loop of the clasp and add a second seed bead.

step 7 - Create a Stack Stitch to connect the two seed beads.

step 7 - Create a Stack Stitch to connect the two seed beads.

step 8 - Add a third seed bead.  Pass through the second loop of the clasp.

step 8 - Add a third seed bead.  Pass through the second loop of the clasp.

step 9 - Move back into the third seed bead and create a Stack Stitch.

step 9 - Move back into the third seed bead and create a Stack Stitch.

step 10 - Add a Tila bead.

step 10 - Add a Tila bead.

step 11 - Use the Stacking Stitch to connect the top and bottom Tila beads.

step 11 - Use the Stacking Stitch to connect the top and bottom Tila beads.

step 12 - Complete the row adding seed beads and Tila beads and connecting them with Stacking Stitches.  After the last Tila bead add a third seed bead.  Stack Stitch to the second row seed bead. 

step 12 - Complete the row adding seed beads and Tila beads and connecting them with Stacking Stitches.  After the last Tila bead add a third seed bead.  Stack Stitch to the second row seed bead. 

step 13 - Pass through the second loop of the clasp.

step 13 - Pass through the second loop of the clasp.

step 14 - Pass back through the third row seed bead and move through the top then the bottom holes of the Tila bead.  Add a fourth seed bead.

step 14 - Pass back through the third row seed bead and move through the top then the bottom holes of the Tila bead.  Add a fourth seed bead.

step 15 - Pass through the second loop of the clasp and the third seed bead, the Tila bead and the next seed bead.

step 15 - Pass through the second loop of the clasp and the third seed bead, the Tila bead and the next seed bead.

step 16 - Use the Stack Stitch to connect the seed beads then keep working across the row adding seed beads and Stack Stitching them to complete the bracelet.

step 16 - Use the Stack Stitch to connect the seed beads then keep working across the row adding seed beads and Stack Stitching them to complete the bracelet.

step 17 - When all the beads have been added, pass the needle back through the beads using half hitch knots to finish off the bracelet.  Attach a needle to the 12” starting tail and work it back through the beads in the same way.

step 17 - When all the beads have been added, pass the needle back through the beads using half hitch knots to finish off the bracelet.  Attach a needle to the 12” starting tail and work it back through the beads in the same way.

NOTE

See Beadology for Half Hitch Knot instructions which explain how to end one length of thread and begin another.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  big eye beading needles
  •  white beading thread
  •  10 GM Tila White Luster beads
  •  crystal silver lined 8/0 seed beads

At Michaels

  •  oval link chain

On eBay - Crystal Corners


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