TILA BANDS

This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for two Tila bead bracelets: one using seed beads, bugle beads and Tila beads (left) and a second using seed beads, round beads and Tila beads (right). Note, I use 4mm tigereye beads for the “round bead” but any 4mm bead will work: bicone crystals, fire-polished beads, round druks, etc. It's a very versatile pattern and one of my favorites so far.

Stitch: Ladder stitch, sort of

Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, 6mm (about a quarter-inch) bugle beads, 4mm round beads and Tila beads

Approx Finished Size: Each bracelet about an inch wide to desired length

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $5.00

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Beads used in the photo above:

Left:

• Approximately 400 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Bright Bronze (also called Golden Bronze) 11-0457G. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com.

• Approximately 70 Tila beads: Metallic Copper Matte/Matte Met Dk Raspberry Iris TL-2005. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com, FoxdenDesigns.com and WhimBeads.com. Or Metallic Dark Copper Bronze Matte F-460C at Charlene's Beads. Note these beads are reddish at first but as you work with them, they tend to turn more dark bronze with an auburn hue.

•Approximately 70 6mm bugle beads (about a quarter inch): Matte Opaque Black BGL2-0401F. Can be purchased at FoxdenDesigns.com.

Right:

• Approximately 400 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Bright Bronze (also called Golden Bronze) 11-0457G. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com.

• Approximately 70 Tila beads: Metallic Copper Matte/Matte Met Dk Raspberry Iris TL-2005. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.comand WhimBeads.com. Or Metallic Dark Copper Bronze Matte F-460C at Charlene's Beads. Note these beads are reddish at first but as you work with them, they tend to turn more dark bronze with an auburn hue.

• Approximately 35 4mm round beads: 4mm tigereye purchased at FireMountainGems.com.

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