Second to the daily chain bracelet, the Tila bead bracelet is my favorite summer accessory. Not to mention they are insanely easy to make. Miyuki Tila beads are little square and rectangular glass beads and literally come in every color you can possibly imagine, which makes playing around with all kinds of amazing color combinations very addictive. I'll be selling a few Tila bead bracelet kits via Instagram where all proceeds will go towards an organization dear to my hear so head over there to find out more!!
Start by cutting two strands of 16-18" stretchy cord. Tie the ends into a single knot.
Miyuki Tila beads are flat, two-holed glass squares. Both sides are slightly domed and have 2 .8mm parallel holes. They come in a huge variety of colors and 3 different sizes: quarter, half and full square, which the possibilities endless when it comes to different color combinations. You'll thread the beads onto both strands of stretchy cord at a time.
Continue adding beads until you've reached the desired length. Remember that you won't be leaving any room for a clasp for this bracelet! Once you've finished adding your beads, undo the initial knot you made.
Tie one set of strands into a tight double knot. This can be a little tricky as the bracelet will try to flip on you but just be patient! When the first knot is tied, tie the 2nd strand into a tight double knot. Then carefully place a very tiny dollop of clear nail polish on both knots.
Allow to dry completely before trimming away any excess. Your bracelet is ready to wear. And I dare you to make just one!
tutorial and photography by HonestlyWTF