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Tila Wheels Necklace


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Embellished wheels of different sizes linked together to form a contemporary necklace. Tila Wheels are extremely versatile. Use one on its own as a focal element. Wear it on one side to create an interesting asymetrical decorative element. Link several to form a central pendant as in this case. Weave a bar and it becomes a toggle clasp for a bracelet or a necklace. Functional and decorative. Tila beads are used in a modified right angle weave stitch to form a self-supporting and extremely sturdy ring that is strong yet at the same time looks delicate. Embellished with pretty magatamas, the assembled focal element is suspended from a St Petersburg weave chain which continues the embellished look of the front. A necklace that is both casual for a weekend in jeans and at the same time elegant enough to take you to any 3-star Michelin restaurant. Once you get the hang of these rings, you will find them extremely useful as decorative components for your beadwork. All rights reserved. No part of this design, tutorial, kit and/or instruction may be reproduced, distributed or loaned for in any manner and for any reason without the expressed permission of the author. The use of this design and instruction is limited to non-commercial purposes only. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Right Angle Weave SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Up to 50 cm

Supplies Needed

  • Tila Beads
  • Seed Beads
  • Magatamas

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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live in the South East Asian region. They have the most beautiful colors and designs and I wanted a pair of my own. Once I made the first pair, then a second, then a third. Then I discovered other kinds of beads and other methods of putting the beads together. You can say from then on there was no stopping me.