Czechmates are two-holed tile beads, much like Miyuki Tila beads and about the same size, but they are thicker, with rounded edges and corners, which makes it difficult to hide thread paths between them in designs where the Czechmates sit side by side. These bands came out of a desire to remedy this problem. The weave is a relatively simple one and once you get the hang of it, the variations are endless. This pattern has directions for four bands and it is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions.
Stitch: Lader stitch
Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, Size 8/0 seed beads, Czechmates tile beads, SuperDuo beads, drop beads (either Miyuki 3.4mm drop beads or Toho 3mm Magatama beads) and 6mm bicone crystals (or any 6mm bead)
Approx Finished Size: About one to 1.5 inches wide to desired length
Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $5.50
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Beads used in the photo above:
Blue Band (Band 1):
Pink Band (Band 2):
Green Band (Band 3):
Purple Band (Band 4):
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