Quarter Tila Beads (QTL)

The smallest of the Miyuki Tila beads is the Quarter Tila (QTL). Their size and shape make them a perfect choice for creating layers of color and intricate patterns in your designs. Quarter Tilas are thin slices of glass with 2 parallel holes running through them like a spacer bar. Their shape allows them to line up with one another like tiles, which lends a beautiful geometric component to any bead project. The Quarter Tila beads are made precisely to be uniform in size and shape. There are approximately 48 beads per gram and 20 beads per inch.

Quarter Tila beads measure 5mm x 1.2mm x 1.9mm with a .8mm hole. The generous hole size allows thread to pass through them multiple times. Quarter Tilas (QTL) are a quarter of the width of a Tila (TL) and half the width of a Half Tila (HTL). They can be used alone or in combination with other shapes and sizes. The collection of Miyuki Quarter Tilas is available in over sixty beautiful colors and finishes.

Alternating colors and color gradations can add interesting design elements to your project. Use these beads to add multiple hues to your flat and woven pieces. Quarter Tila beads can be used to build 3-dimensional elements in your work. QTLs also stitch nicely in the round to create a flower, wheel or fan motif. This can be done by alternating with 15/0 Japanese seed beads on Miyuki thread.

Offset the beads to create a texture that resembles a brick wall or basket weave. String QTL tile beads with a glossy or frosted rainbow finish on C-Flex beading wire, to create a mosaic of flowing color. The beads will stack together in a serpentine design. Using Quarter Tilas, stitch through opposite ends of the two-hole bead with a needle and thread to create a spaced out, geometric design for a pendant or earring.

Free projects with Quarter Tila beads

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