When Tila beads first came on the market in 2010, I ordered my favorite colors black and white. I had no idea what I would make with them, just that I had to try them. When they arrived I fell in love with their tiny, weightless, squareness. I sat at my work table trying to decide how to put them together into a design. Then it struck me that the shiny white pearly luster finish and the matte black finish looked like the keys of a piano. I made a quick drawing of my idea and went to bed. I am a night owl, but it was too late to do any more that night.
The next morning I got out of bed and went to the electronic keyboard (that no one in my house can play) and drew up the placement of the beads. I barely took time for some cereal and coffee before I had my thread out and was stitching them together. Once I got the body of the bracelet stitched together, I took a break to think about how to finish it. The rope picot seemed to flow right out of my fingers. After I had finished, I sat in amazement at how much I liked the design. that was August of 2010. I have made it several times since then and am still amazed every time I finish. I thought it was time I share my pattern. I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I do.