I found a tutorial for this easy pearl ring from The Heart Beading. They have a youtube video as well. It is SO easy, you can bang one out in about ten minutes. All you need is: some 11/0 seeds, one 10mm round, six 6mm rounds, and two 4mm rounds. I used fireline for these rings, thread made the ring feel very flimsy.
On about a yard of fireline, string 3 6mm pearls and move to the center. Add 2 11/0 seeds to both threads.
Cross through the 10mm pearl.
Add 2 seed beads and 1 6mm to each thread; cross through the last 6mm left.
Add 10 seed beads to each thread.
Cross the threads through the 10mm, put the left string through the 10mm going right to left; put the right string through going left to right.
The two rows of seed beads will cross each other.
Add 10 seed beads to each thread and cross through the bottom (first) 6mm, crossing the strings again (putting left string through the 6mm right to left, right string thru left to right).
You will be coming out of the bottom 6mm. Pass each thread through the 6mm right above it. Add 2 seed beads, a 4mm, and 2 seed beads to each thread. Pass through the next 6mm up. These beads will sit to the left and right of the big 10mm center bead. Leave the threads where they come out.
Add 3 seed beads to each thread and cross through a seed bead. Continue doing this until you have the length you need to wrap around your finger.
When you have the length you want, add 3 seeds to each thread and pass each thread into the corresponding 6mm on the other side of the ring. Work the threads through, tie off, and trim.
That’s it! So easy. It’s nice sometimes to have a project that gives you almost instant satisfaction.
The top ring has a big opal bicone. The bottom ring uses those magic beads (miracle beads?) that intrigue me so.
The left ring used only 6 seed beads instead of 10, as I used smaller beads all around. The right ring used 10, even though I used smaller beads on this one as well, but I used Czech seed beads, which are way smaller.
I love the thought that I can literally make a ring in ten minutes that will EXACTLY match whatever I am wearing to work the next day!