Retired - Sahara Tila Bracelet

PROJECT B630
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This wide cuff bracelet catches the eye and captures the imagination with its desert inspired color scheme. The contrast of matte finish and high luster Tila beads adds a dramatic punch and emphasizes this bracelets modern appeal.
Instructions
You will want to measure your wrist before beginning this project. Since this is a cuff, you will want it fit somewhat snug so that it will keep its shape. Decide how large you want it to be. The clasp will add about 1/2".
  1. To begin, cut as long of a length of Wildfire white beading thread as you are comfortable working with. This project will require you to end your thread and begin a new one several times. I chose to work with 7 feet of beading thread at a time, any longer then that and it seemed too much for me. Please also watch the video: How to Tie Off and Add a New Thread in Bead Weaving. Thread your size 12 beading needle onto the thread (you might need to flatten the thread to do this, the video below will show you how).
  2. Please watch the video: How to Make a Cuff Bracelet Using Tila Beads. This video showcases this particular bracelet and how to bead weave your Tila Beads, Czech glass beads, 15/0 and 11/0 Miyuki Delicas together. Please follow what you learn in the video and make your bracelet. The video also showcases how to attach the clasp. Please follow the instructions to make your entire bracelet.
  3. A couple tips: do not be tempted to use a larger needle, the thinner size 12 needle will make the required multiple passes through beads easier. When you get to your desired bracelet length, tie off the thread and start a new one for the attachment of the clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3366 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
    Project uses 64 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-084 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Lt Seafoam Lined Crystal AB DB084 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 256 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBS-0251 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 15/0 Galvanized Grey Luster DBS251 4 GR
    Project uses 192 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBT-1865 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Galvanized Grey Luster' 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 64 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBT-2312 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Mustard' 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 96 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-4809 - Rhodium Plated 4-Strand Box Clasp - Rectangle With Crosshatch Design 10x25mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients BCP-3366, DB-084, DBS-0251, DBT-1865, DBT-2312, FCL-4809, XCR-8933,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-3366
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Lt Seafoam Lined Crystal AB DB084
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-084
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 15/0 Size, 4 Grams, Galvanized Grey Luster DBS251
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Grams.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: DBS-0251
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Galvanized Grey Luster' 7.2 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.75 / Package | SKU: DBT-1865
Rhodium Plated 4-Strand Box Clasp - Rectangle With Crosshatch Design 10x25mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$8.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-4809
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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