Friday, September 20, 2013

Tilt-A-Whirl Two-Holed Tile Bracelet

     I've always been fascinated with dominoes and love watching people come up with elaborate mazes. Watching someone carefully set one up, hoping that none get knocked down until it's completed. Then when the time comes, I'm like a cat watching fish in a fishbowl...completely mesmerized.
     While playing with some Czechmates Two-holed Tile beads one day, I thought, "How can I make them look like they are falling down, like dominos?" It took a few months of playing with the tiles and pondering different ways to achieve this.
     Here is what I came up with. This design can be seen in the October/November edition of Beadwork Magazine

   This colorway is featured in Beadwork Magazine

Tilt-A-Whirl in Gold

   This colorway is so striking. I used 24K gold plated Czechmates Tiles, 3mm Marbled Gold Siam Ruby fire-polished rounds, 3mm and 4mm Bronze rounds, 11/o Gilded Marble Red seed beads, 11/o and 15/o Bronze seed beads.

Tilt-A-Whirl in Pastel

     For a softer look, I used Opaque Rose/Gold Topaz Czechmates Tiles, 3mm Opaque Luster Amethyst fire-polished rounds, 3mm fuchsia rounds, 4mm flax rounds, 15/o and 11/o permanent finish Starlight seed beads, and 11/o fuchsia seed beads.

     Happy beading!

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