Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tila Herringbone Bracelet by Marcia Balonis

Addicted to Tila beads? I know I am. And Marcia Balonis has just posted a beauty! Her Tila Herringbone Bracelet pattern is now for sale and it combines the best of both worlds—Tila Beads and the Herringbone stitch:

Right now, Marcia's patterns are available as print and mail, and payable via PayPal. She also has a number a kits for sale and will be teaching classes at this year's Bead & Button Show. For more information on how to purchase this lovely pattern, check out her Web site:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New pattern uploaded: Tila Bands

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Tila Bands, $5, also available at

This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for two Tila bead bracelets: one using seed beads, bugle beads and Tila beads (left) and a second using seed beads, round beads and Tila beads (right). Note, I use 4mm tiger eye beads for the "round bead" but any 4mm bead will work: bicone crystals, fire-polished beads, round druks, etc. It's a very versatile pattern and one of my favorites so far.