This week I have another pair of bracelets to share, because I just couldn’t stop at one. You may have already seen a sneak peek at the first bracelet in yesterday’s chevron chain tutorial. I decided to make a second bracelet for two reasons. First, I was way too excited about the new Tila technique to wait until next week to share it with you, so I had to make another as a surprise. And, while I was working on the tutorial, I noticed something interesting about the pattern in the beadwork.
Luckily, I had just the right color of Tilas to make my idea work. These beads have been so versatile, even though I only have the two shades to work with. If you’ve been thinking about trying out Tilas, but don’t care for the price tag, I can assure you that one packet can go a long, long way.
So, I was looking at the interesting honeycomb shape of the first Tila cuff, noticing something funny about the shapes within the beadwork, and pondering how I could best take advantage of those shapes with the right combination of colors. It took some planning, some frogging, and eventually a leap of faith, but I ended up with a wonderfully spooky seed bead spinal column.
I’m even happier with the second bracelet, and not just because of the fun theme. I love the different look that the netting takes on with the pattern and color change, and it leaves me wanting more. I have put at least one more Tila double chevron cuff on my to-do list.
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