Sundance Tila Bracelet

PROJECT B631
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This modern style cuff bracelet combines two of the most popular colors right now: turquoise and bronze. The sharp contrast between the colors and finishes on the Tila beads adds drama and interest to the design.
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, Swarovski Crytsal bicones, 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 your required multiple passes through beads easier. Start new threads but wait to go back and weave the tails of the older ones back into the beadwork until you are all done with the bracelet bead work. When you get to your desired 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)
  • DBT-4123 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Matte Opaque Turquoise AB' 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 96 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-1338 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Turquoise
    Project uses 64 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

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

  • DBT-457 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Dark Bronze 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 64 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-115 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Transparent Metallic Rose Gold Luster DB115 7.2 GR
    Project uses 512 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBS-0324 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 15/0 Matte Metallic Green Iris DBS324 4 Grams
    Project uses 186 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4808 - 23K Gold Plated 4-Strand Box Clasp - Rectangle With Crosshatch Design 10x25mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients DBT-4123, SWBB-1338, XCR-8933, DBT-457, DB-115, DBS-0324, FCL-4808,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Matte Opaque Turquoise AB' 7.2 Grams
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: DBT-4123
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Turquoise
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1338
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
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Dark Bronze 7.2 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.81 / Package | SKU: DBT-457
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0, 7.2 Grams, Transparent Metallic Rose Gold Luster DB115
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: DB-115
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 15/0 Size, 4 Grams, Matte Metallic Green Iris DBS324
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Grams.
$6.04 / Package | SKU: DBS-0324
23K Gold Plated 4-Strand Box Clasp - Rectangle With Crosshatch Design 10x25mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$11.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-4808
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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