Tila and Half-Tila Beaded Jewelry Patterns (1/21/2016)
Tila Beads started the two-hole bead craze. Now it’s hard to keep up with all the new shapes of bead, many of them two-holed. Let’s go back to the beginning and make something with the Tilas we still have in our stash!
Now you can make your own with this free pattern. The pattern was designed by my friend Teejay. I wrote up the tutorial and added the photos for making the original version and also a version without the extra embellishment. The pattern explains how to make both versions.
Make a classy looking, multi-strand bracelet using Tila Beads, Swarovski Crystals and Delicas. You could easily use pearls or fire-polished to replace the crystal. Fire Mountain Gems has a great resource section with all sorts of free patterns and instructions.
WhimBeads has a free pattern using Tila Beads, seed beads, and Swarovski Crystals. Looks like a fun one to experiment with colors. Make sure to see WhimBeads other free patterns
Beejang has many wonderful tutorials, especially ones using crystals and pearls. This one uses seed beads and Tila beads, along with pearls. Again, you could easily substitute crystals or fire-polished for the pearls.
Here is a beautiful and easy project developed by our very own Bridget FitzGerald. It incorporates Miyuki Half Tilas and 11/0 seed beads to make circular rings. The rings can be joined together to create a bracelet or hang individually for a great pair of earrings.
A Tila Bead is a type of tile seed bead that has two holes. We’ll use the ladder stitch technique to whip this bracelet up in no time. I’ve had lots of fun putting together color combinations — the design is bold, and the technique is very achievable. See our Related Videos for more practice and applications of the ladder stitch.