This week I worked on two Tila bead bracelets. I did not have a pattern for either of them, I eyeballed a picture and copied! I have been nursing a horrible toothache all week (dentist appointment tomorrow, yay!) so it took me about five days to finish these….but I like them both, and especially the curvy greenish blue one!
The first bracelet used Miyuki Metallic Green Iris 5mm x 1.9mm Tila Beads that I had picked up on Amazon from Beadaholique. These Tilas are a bit smaller and somewhat opaque, but Amazon usually has a tube of approximately 64 to 86 beads for $2 to $4.
I used 3mm glass pearls in “pewter” from Auntie’s Beads, alternating with a seed bead mix of 10/0 beads in the color mix “mermaid” from Hobby Lobby.
The picture that I copied from is this Tila Curve Bracelet. If you concentrate, it’s not that hard at all.
The second bracelet used some better (and more expensive) Red Picasso 6mm Tila Beads
and two colors of SuperDuo beads, along with some gold 11/0 seed beads.
I have made something similar to this before, and I used this picture from Around the Beading Table to work from. Alas, since I didn’t have an actual pattern to work from, the bracelet is a bit wonky and uneven looking when laid out on the table, but when put on the wrist it looks fine. Moral of the story: if you are a perfectionist, or you plan to sell or give your stuff away as gifts, it definately pays to buy the pattern to work from.