10 Minute Beaded Ring Tutorial

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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.

step one

step one

On about a yard of fireline, string 3 6mm pearls and move to the center. Add 2 11/0 seeds to both threads.

step two

step two

Cross through the 10mm pearl.

step three

step three

Add 2 seed beads and 1 6mm to each thread; cross through the last 6mm left.

step four

step four

Add 10 seed beads to each thread.

step five

step five

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.

Halfway done!

Halfway done!

The two rows of seed beads will cross each other.

step six

step six

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).

step seven

step seven

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.

step eight

step eight

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.

step nine.  Last step!

step nine. Last step!

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.

Voila!

Voila!

That’s it! So easy. It’s nice sometimes to have a project that gives you almost instant satisfaction.

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The top ring has a big opal bicone. The bottom ring uses those magic beads (miracle beads?) that intrigue me so.

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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!

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Wednesday Beading Project – Beaded Ring “Boticelli”

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I don’t make alot of beaded rings. My goal is to get into wire working, and THEN I am going to make crazy rings! My husband actually tried to surprise me a few weeks ago and bought me about a hundred dollars worth of stuff from Home Depot, he happened to be in there with his friend, and it was all “for my crafting”! He was so excited about it, unfortunately, and I felt like quite an ass for returning it all, it was all this Martha Stewart painting supply stuff. I don’t paint. But I was all jazzed up thinking I was going to get a bunch of wire and wireworking stuff in exchange! Finally! But no….I couldn’t find a single thing in there except a dollars worth of metal washers.

But I digress….I rarely make beaded rings because they’re so….bulky? And this ring is absolutely, 100% no exception! It’s HUGE!

wow, that's an awfully, er, big ring ya got there!

wow, that’s an awfully, er, big ring ya got there!

On my Pinterest page today there was a link to a french? website called well, I’m not sure what it’s called as my high school french has failed me miserably but it had a ring on there called Bague Boticelli which looked do-able, so I gave it a shot!

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The schematic called for one one 8mm bead, two 6mm, eight 5mms, and twelve 3mms, along with some seed beads. In actuality, the 11/0 seed beads I used were about exactly the same size and color as the 3mms I used, so that was kinda silly. You can’t even tell them apart. But I made this ring in under an hour, and it used up some of my round beads that I am swimming in over here.

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I put it on and showed hubby and asked how he liked? And the response was “ummmm……” never a good sign, ha ha. He suggested next time maybe I should use smaller beads? And I tend to agree…but it was a fun, quick project all told.

Edit: I made a much smaller ring today, and I like it a whole lot better!

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I used a 6mm instead of the 8mm, 4mms instead of the 5 and 6mms, and did away with the 3mms altogether and just used 11/0 and 15/0 seeds.

what a difference a few mm's make!

what a difference a few mm’s make!

As you can see, the size difference is significant. I feel alot more comfortable wearing this smaller ring than the larger one.

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I wore the big ring to work today. I had used two of the “miracle beads” in the bigger ring, the light blue ones on either side of the focal bead. And all day they mezmerized me, every time the light hit them right. So in this smaller ring, I used ALL miracle beads, except for the seeds of course.