CZECHMATES BANDS

©2013 Deborah Roberti

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):
• About 150 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze
• About 50 Czechmates tile beads: Bronze Picasso Turquoise
• About 75 SuperDuo beads: Bronze. Can be purchased at Bronze.
• About 50 drop beads: Turquoise Toho 3mm Magatama beads

Pink Band (Band 2):
• About 150 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze
• About 200 size 8/0 seed beads: Hybrid Rose Gold Topaz OPL
• About 50 Czechmates tile beads: Luster Opaque Rose/Gold
• About 100 SuperDuo beads: Bronze

Green Band (Band 3):
• About 250 size 11/0 seed beads: Toho Hybrid Opaque Luster Green
• 4 size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki Lt. Bronze 8-0457
• About 50 drop beads: Bronze Miyuki 3.4mm drop beads
• About 100 SuperDuo beads: Opaque Luster Picasso
• About 50 Color1 Czechmates tile beads: Luster Opaque Green
• About 25 Color2 Czechmates tile beads: Bronze

Purple Band (Band 4):
• About 250 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze
• 4 size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki Lt. Bronze 8-0457
• About 50 drop beads: Violet/Green/Purple Miyuki 3.4mm drop
• About 100 SuperDuo beads: Luster Metallic Amethyst
• About 50 Czechmates tile beads: Opaque Gold/Smokey Topaz
• About 25 size 6mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Cyclamen Opal

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