Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tila and Superduo Bracelet

Today, at the bead shop, some customers and I worked on this fun Tila and Superduo bracelet, which is featured on pg. 80 of the October Issue of Bead & Button:



Tilas and Superduos


Tilas and Superduos

 I chose blue superduos (Blue Luster) and paired them with Jet AB2X Tilas.

Here is the bracelet one of my customers (Kate) made: she used cream-colored Tilas and turquoise green Picasso superduos:

more Tilas and Superduos

Our other stitcher, Debbie, had to leave before our photo session - but hers was gorgeous, too.

This is a fun, fast, and easy project - I highly recommend it!

11 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

i seldom make projects in the magazines, but when i saw this in B & B i knew i would be making this one! i haven't yet, but you have reinforced the desire i have to do it. the color combos in both bracelets are fantastic! it is such a beautiful piece!

Sweet Freedom said...

You'll enjoy it, Christine. I have to make a lot of magazine projects because of the bead shop. This one is really fast, easy, and pretty!

Marta said...

Beautiful bracelet!

Laurie Hills said...

I love the color combination of the blues. Where can I find those colors? Anywhere online?
Thanks - Laurie

Laurie Hills said...

I love the color combinations of the blue bracelet. Where can I find those same beads?

Thanks - Laurie

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Laurie. I sell these colors at my bead shop in Augusta, GA; as far as online availability, I'd recommend you Google the bead color and shape (I named the colors in the post) and see what comes up! Good luck!

And if you can't find them online, you can always call my bead shop (just Google Bead Shop Augusta GA - I'm the only one!) and I can ship them to you.

BevSpano said...

I love them. Beautiful! I, too, bought the pattern but I have one problem with the design. Because the outer seed beads fall on different places (one on the hump of a superduo - one on the gap between superduos) the result is that one side looks more like a picot edge while the side that falls on the gap seems flatter. Does anyone know of a tutorial on how to make this more symmetrically?

Sweet Freedom said...

Bev, that asymmetry bugs me, too - I have just published a Superduo and 2-hole tile tutorial that has symmetrical edges. You might want to take a look!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/192045802/beadweaving-tutorial-pattern-bracelet

Flo - Cits 4 Pets in Walnut Creek said...

Mirror the 2 sides, I like the side with the seed beed 'in the ditch' side - between the SuperDuos.

val b said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that it was even. I was just planning to change the pattern to make it balanced.

val b said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that it was even. I was just planning to change the pattern to make it balanced.