Last week I took the plunge and bought some Tila beads. Aren't they teeny? I wasn't expecting them to be so delicate. I love them.
Not feeling in the mood to reinvent the wheel I shopped on Etsy for the Zoe Bangle tutorial (something that my fellow fanatics had introduced me to on the OTTBS group on Facebook) and now look:
Three of them and more 3mm bicones in the post so I can make more.
Often when I bead I have an audience in mind; workshop students, magazine readers (a girl can dream), fellow beaders, a friend. But the joy of making these bangles was that I made them for ME.