Me and my lovely mum spent an entire Thursday at The Bead Shop Nottingham recently doing 2 workshops (and including lunch followed by cake at a local cafe). One of the workshops was a beaded bracelet made using Tila beads. Tila beads are flat square beads with 2 holes.
I chose these lovely silvery coloured Tilas and matched them with hematite seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 15/0. The pattern was confusing at first, but as soon as the first couple of rows formed, I could see where I was going and spent the rest of the class happily weaving away.
It makes for a really slinky, tactile bracelet that feels nice worn. I do love these shaped beads that have been coming out recently, like these Tilas and the Pips I've been playing with recently. I'm quite tempted to do a bit of on line shopping and stock up on some more shapes, there are some interesting looking triangle beads I've got my eye on.
Part two of our day to follow soon.