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Tila tracks bracelet

Stitch this bracelet up quickly using Tila beads and seed beads

This flexible bracelet is light and comfortable to wear. The two curving bands of converge at a single point, giving it an urban-chic bracelet look. Tila beads come in dozens of different colors for a piece to match every wardrobe.

Materials

Bracelet 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)

  • 7 g Tila beads (Miyuki 468, metallic malachite green iris)
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 2062, metallic olive/purple iris)
  • 1 g 15/0 seed beads (Toho 617, matte dark olive)
  • Clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #11
Instructions
Tila tracks bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1
Tila tracks bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2
Tila Bead Tracks

[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, pick up an 11/0 seed bead and a Tila bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew through the second hole of the Tila bead, and pick up an 11/0. Sew through the first 11/0 and the first hole of the Tila bead again (Figure 1, a-b).

[2] Pick up a repeating pattern of a 15/0 seed bead and a Tila bead six times for a total of seven Tila beads in the row (b-c).

[3] Pick up two 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the last Tila bead added in the previous step (c-d). Sew through the first hole of the same Tila bead, the two 11/0s added at the start of this step, and the second hole of the same Tila bead (d-e) so your needle is pointing toward the tail.

[4] Pick up an 11/0, and sew through the second hole of the next Tila bead (e-f). Repeat this step to the end of the row, and sew through the end 11/0 (f-g).

[5] To begin the second row, pick up an 11/0 and a Tila bead. Sew through the nearest hole of the adjacent Tila bead in the previous row and the two end 11/0s, then sew through the same hole of the new Tila bead (Figure 2, a-b).

[6] Pick up two 15/0s and a Tila bead. Sew through the nearest hole of the adjacent Tila bead in the previous row and the same hole of the new Tila bead (b-c). Repeat this step five times (c-d).

[7] Pick up an 11/0, and sew through the adjacent 11/0 and the Tila bead in the previous row, then sew through the same hole of the Tila bead and the 11/0 just added (d-e).

[8] Pick up an 11/0, and sew through the second hole of the last Tila bead added (e-f).

[9] Pick up two 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the next Tila bead. Repeat this step to the end of the row, and pick up an 11/0 (f-g).

Tila tracks bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3
Tila tracks bracelet Figure 4
Figure 4

[9] Pick up two 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the next Tila bead. Repeat this step to the end of the row, and pick up an 11/0 (f-g).

[10] Work the third row as in steps 5-8, but in step 6 pick up three 15/0s between the Tila beads instead of two (Figure 3, a-b).

[11] Pick up an 11/0, a 15/0, and an 11/0, and sew through the second hole of the next Tila bead. Repeat this stitch to the end of the row (b-c). Pick up an 11/0, and sew through the adjacent 11/0 and the 11/0 just picked up (c-d). Retrace the thread path through the last two 11/0s, and end the working thread but not the tail.

[12] Repeat steps 1-11 to create a second track, but use 1 1/2 yd. (1.4 m) of Fireline instead of 1 yd. (.9 m), and don’t end the working thread or tail.

Tila tracks bracelet Figure 5
Figure 5

Assembly

[1] Position the tracks as shown in FIGURE 4 so the tails are at opposite ends. Using the working thread from the second track, sew through the beadwork to exit the second-to-last Tila bead in row 3 (point a). Sew through the corresponding Tila bead in the other track, and retrace the thread path, exiting the Tila bead in the other track (a–b). 

[2] Sew through the next 110, 150, and 110 (b–c), then sew through the corresponding 110, 150, and 110 on the other track; the next Tila bead; and the following 110, 150, and 110 (c–d). Sew through the corresponding 110, 150, and 110 on the first track (d–e). Retrace the thread path of the joins, and end the working thread.

[3] With one of the tails, pick up a Tila bead and two 110s, and sew through the second hole of the Tila bead just added (FIGURE 5, a–b). Pick up a 150, and sew through the end 110 and the last Tila bead in row 3 (b–c). Sew back through the other hole of the same Tila bead and the next 110, the following Tila bead, and the next 110 (c–d).

[4] Pick up a Tila bead and two 110s. Sew back through the second hole of the Tila bead just added, the next 110, and the following Tila bead. Sew through the other hole of the same Tila bead and the next 110, Tila bead, and 110 (d–e). Repeat this step two more times or to the desired length, but in the last repeat, pick up half of the clasp between the two end 110s. Retrace the thread path several times, and end the thread.

[5] Repeat steps 1–4 on the other end of the bracelet. 

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