Video:How to Make a Tila Bead Chokerwith Angela Dawn
Beading is a fun hobby. In this beading video from About.com, learn how to make a fancy tila bead choker using tila beads, seeds beads and a little imagination.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Tila Bead Choker
Hi, this is Angela Dawn, with About.com, here at Beads by Design in Atlanta, Ga, and today I am going to be showing you how to make a fancy tila bead choker.
To make this tila bead choker you will need:
- 32 tila beads,
- 7 grams of 11/0 gold seed beads,
- 6 lb. orange beading thread
- thread conditioner,
- a size 12 needle
- and a cutting tool
Things to Do Before You Begin Beading
Measure your neck to determine the number of tila beads you will need.
Measure out the thread approximately 2 yards long, and run it through the thread conditioner. Run a small bead all the way to the end, leaving a 12 inch tail. Then run the needle through again.
How to Start a Tila Bead Choker
Run your needle through the first hole of the tila bead. Then put the needle and thread into the first whole of the second tila bead. Run your needle through the first hole of the first bead again and pull them together.
Put your needle in the first hole of the second bead again and pull. Run the needle through the second hole of the second bead. Keep repeating this stitch until all of the tila beads are woven together. Tie a knot at the end and cut the string off.
Remove your stop bead on the other side. String another needle and thread. Go through the inner hole of the first tila bead. Then tie the ends together and cut the extra string off.
Adding Seed Beads to the Tila Bead Choker
Add five seed beads and string them through the first hole of the second tila bead. Repeat this pattern all the way down. String up through the second hole, add your seed beads, then string down through the first hole of the next tila bead.
How to Finish and Add a Clasp to a Tila Bead Choker
For the last tila bead, string 12 seed beads, and your clasp. String down through the outer hole of the tila bead. Now string through the 12 beads and down through the outer hole of the tila bead.
Go through the hole creating a hoop. Go through it and tie a knot. Go back down through the outer hole of the first tila bead. Then create another knot. Then cut the extra string off. Repeat this process on the other side of the choker. Use your pliers to open up the hoops and add a chain to one end. Then add the clamp to the other side.
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