Monday, April 20, 2015

Bracelet of the Day: Tallulah Tila - Ivory

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Tila beads "Opaque Beige Luster" (TL-593)
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Bronze Pale Gold"

Download the free "Tallulah Tila Bracelet" pattern from THIS post.



  1. these are really awesome linda
    this last one looks like teeny squares of ivory and the super duo's look like pearls ..very beautiful.T

    1. Thanks, Teejay. The Superduos are actually pale gold. I could have used some pearly ones but I'm not sure if I have any in the same shade as the Tilas.

  2. How long are you going to show the same bracelet? I think just saying you can use the new beads.Do a bracelet with the rounduno's also maybe use a different color the bronze on every single bracelet I enjoy seeing your earrings and bracelets but they are always bronze. I don't mean to be hash I enjoy seeing what you have to share I think colors should also be a part of using the beads also.

    1. When I try out a pattern, I like to experiment with different color combinations to see which ones appeal to me the most. That's why I made and blogged about so many "Tallulah Tila" bracelets. For various reasons, I have been unable to do any beading for over two weeks so I decided that it would be better to blog about some of my sample bracelets rather than not post anything at all. I hope to get back to beading and make some new projects very soon.

      I don't have any Rounduo beads and have no plans to buy any at this time.

      I do use a lot of bronze seed beads but that's because it's the most versatile metallic color. I also happen to like Miyuki's "Dark Bronze (457D)" the best because of the antique look that it gives my beadwork. Since many of the bracelets and earrings that I make are for myself, I use colors that I personally like and that go well with my wardrobe. I don't wear a lot of brightly colored clothing so I don't use a lot of bright colors in my beadwork.

      When I choose the metallic seed bead colors for my projects, I choose ones that I think go best with the other colors I'll be using. I do use copper and silver seed beads quite often, just not as often as bronze. Miyuki and Toho don't make a copper color that I like and I've stopped using Matsuno's "Copper" because the beads are very poor quality. I do have several nice shades of silver beads but I find that silver doesn't always go all that well with the bead colors that I use the most.

      Another issue that limits my choice of metallic seed bead colors is that some colors only come in 11/0. "Metallic Chocolate" is one of my favorite metallic seed bead colors but it only comes in 11/0. Many of the patterns that I make call for 15/0 and sometimes 8/0 seed beads so I'm unable to use "Metallic Chocolate" with those patterns. Thankfully I can get some nice silvers in all three seed bead sizes and I do use them when they go well with the other bead colors that I'm using.

      Although I do have some bright gold colored seed beads in my stash, that color is not my favorite and rarely goes well with the color schemes that I like the best. If you prefer a brighter gold, go ahead and use what you prefer. I post my photos as suggestions. You don't have to use the same colors that I use.

      In any case, I do use several different shades of bronze and silver seed beads, and sometimes copper, in my beadwork but maybe the color differences don't show up well in my photos on your monitor for whatever reason.