Challenges & Contests · Seed Beads

Half TILA Challenge!

Join us for our Half TILA Challenge… make something with Half TILAS and you might be a lucky winner!

The Grand Prize is a snap top box of 38 colors, valued at over $225.00!


Miyuki has launched a new shape of bead called the Half TILA, and we wanted to inspire you to try them out with this Challenge.

The size of this bead is 5 x 2.3 x 1.9mm with 2 holes. The combination of TILA and Half TILA Beads match to give beaders more possibilities for creativity, originality and fun.

There are at least seven ways these beads can be used: straight, circle, curved, mixed, string, point, or spiral. As always, feel free to experiment and come up with your own ways of using them. Here are some examples to get your creative juices flowing…

Use Half TILAs in a straight line, using Peyote or other stitches:


Combine Half TILAs and round, or Delica beads in circular patterns:


String Half TILAs with round, or Delica beads, in curves or arcs:


Use TILAs and Half TILAs together to make harmonized designs:


Leave one hole unthreaded to suspend the Half TILAS so they swing freely:


Add a few Half TILAs to your creations to add a new type of accent:


Or use them to make a beautiful spiral pattern:


Contest Rules:

  • One submission per person
  • Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on Friday June 20th, 2014
  • Entries must be emailed to with ‘HALF TILA CONTEST ENTRY’ in the subject line
  • All picture files must be named with your FIRST and LAST name, numbered 1, 2, 3 after your name if you are sending multiple images of your project. Please consider the quality of the images before you send in your entry. Ask yourself, “Is the lighting ok? Is my photo blurry? Does it show the components of the piece I want to show off the most, and is the color accurate?” If you have a detailed piece, we’d love to see a close up shot!
  • Entries must have at least one written sentence listing the components you used and/or a description of your source of inspiration
  • Entry must not have been submitted in a previous contest sponsored by


  • Grand Prize: Snap top box of 38 colors, valued at $226!!!
  • Second place: $25.00 gift certificate to
  • Third place: $10.00 gift certificate to

Winners will be announced on Monday, June 23rd. Stay tuned to Facebook and our blog for the announcement! The Grand Prize winner will be contacted via email and will have the box of half TILAS shipped to them right after the announcement has been made. Second and third place winners will be contacted via email with their winning gift certificate codes in an eCard.

Happy Creating!

– The Team @ BelloModo

2 thoughts on “Half TILA Challenge!

  1. Unrelated to this post. I absolutely the bracelets in your blog’s header. Is there a tutorial somewhere for these? Thanks.
    jkoudryat msndotcom


    1. We sell kits for them with the directions included. They are lovely and easy to make and are long enough to wear as a necklace too. Look for them in the main menu under Kits & Patterns.


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