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Designed by: Laura Bajor
Learn how to make a pretty shimmering 'Tilly' bracelet - aptly named, made using beautiful Miyuki Tilas and Half Tilas in complimentary shades.
Cut a piece of KO thread approx. 2 arm span long - this should be plenty. Thread a needle onto each end.
Thread 5 seed beads onto one of the needles, then the clasp, then 5 more seed beads. sit these in the centre piece of the thread.
Take a full Tila and cross both needles through one hole. Now pass both through the second hole, so you have a piece of thread on either side of the full Tila.
Pass one needle through one hole on a Colour 1 Half Tila, then through the second hole on the same Tila. Add a full Tila and repeat on the other side (add a half Tila Colour 1, through the second hole, then through the full Tila).
Now pass the strands through the second holes on the Colour 1 half Tilas. The threads should mirror each other.
Add on a colour two half Tila to one side, going through the first then second hole of the bead. Now add a Colour 1 half Tila, sitting it in the gap.
Repeat the previous step on the other side, with both threads, then cross through the second hole on the last added full Tila, and out of the first hole on the Colour 1 beads.
Next, the threads go through the second hole on the Colour 1 Tila. Add a full Tila, crossing the threads through the first hole and out the second hole of the Colour 1 Tila and on the other side.
Add on a Colour 2 Tila, going through the first hole and back through the second hole. Add in a Colour 1 half Tila so it sits inbetween the Colour 2 half Tila. Now pass the thread through the top hole of the full Tila. Repeat this on the other side and then make sure the threads have both gone through the first hole of the Colour 1 half Tila.
Repeat the previous step until your bracelet reaches your desired length.
The end of the bracelet should look the start. Once you have gone through the second hole of the Colour 1 half Tila, cross through a full Tila bead.
Thread 5 seeds onto one of the needles, add on the other section of the clasp and add another 5 seed beads.
Pass the thread through the top hole of the full Tila and pull tight. Take the other needle and go through the seeds and clasp to reinforce the end of your bracelet.
Reinforce further if needed, then thread through the last couple of Tilas and knot the ends.
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