Half Nexus | Tila and Bugle Bead Bracelet Tutorial

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Hey beautiful! In today’s beaded jewelry tutorial, I will show you how to make a beaded bracelet, which incorporates Miyuki Half Tila beads, bugle beads, and seed beads. Please see below for the full list of materials, which can be found at Eureka Crystal Beads.

Materials for One 7" Bracelet

✔ ~ 5g Miyuki Half Tila Beads

✔ ~ 5g 3mm Bugle Beads 

✔ ~ 1g 15/0 Seed Beads 

✔ ~ 1g 11/0 Seed Beads

✔ 12ft. – 6lb. Fireline, or your choice of beading thread

Beading Needles, Size 10 and/or 12

✔ 2 – Wire Guards (4.5x4mm)

✔ 2 – Jump or Split Rings

Clasp of choice


Jewelry Pliers

Bead Mat

About this Bugle Bead Bracelet

This bracelet pattern originated when I found out that Eureka Crystal Beads would begin stocking the Miyuki Tila and Half Tila beads. I really began to play around with them after sharing the Half Tila Herringbone bracelet tutorial, and love how well they pair with Miyuki bugle and seed beads.

Colors Used in this bracelet:

Bugles — Matte Gunmetal

Half Tilas — Metallic Gold Iris

Seed Beads — TOHO Galvanized Starlight

half nexus bracelet black gold

If you Like this Design...

While you’re here, check out the original Nexus bugle bead bracelet, which is the precursor of the Nexus bracelet, and utilizes 6mm Bugles and full size Miyuki Tila beads.

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Also, check out the post called 10 Unique Ways to Use Bugle Beads in Jewelry.

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