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 Tila beads, bugle beads, and seed beads. Please see below for the full list of materials, which can be found at Eureka Crystal Beads.

The Nexus Bracelet pattern is available for instant download.

Materials for One 7" Bracelet

✔ ~ 5g Miyuki Tila Beads

✔ ~ 3g 6mm Bugle Beads 

✔ ~ 3g 3mm Bugle Beads 

✔ ~ 1g 15/0 Seed Beads 

✔ ~ 1g 11/0 Seed Beads

✔ 18ft. – 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 the Nexus 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 Black AB

Tilas — Opaque Smoke Gray Luster

Seed Beads — TOHO Nickel Plated 


Nexus Bracelet - gray iris

If you Like this Design...

While you’re here, check out the Half Nexus bugle bead bracelet, which is a spin-off of the original Nexus bracelet, and utilizes 3mm Bugles and Miyuki Half 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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