Welcome to the beaded cube bead diamond-shaped ring pattern instructions! If you have any difficulty following this tutorial, please post a comment at the bottom of the page on which you are stuck, and I'll do my best to help!
Before you begin ...
1 meter of fishing line, approximately 50 of size 15 (small) seed beads (depends on finger circumference), 16 of 3mm bugle beads, 8 of 6mm bugle beads, 1 cube bead, 6mm length x 6mm width x 6mm depth
Time required: About 1 hours
Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave
Step 1:This pattern is based on the original beaded diamond-shaped ring pattern I invented. Therefore, it will be a bit more rushed in terms of the steps. If you want to know a secret, it's actually easier than the original pattern. However, I still recommend you look over the other one because it elaborates the steps much more in depth.
Okay, let's begin! For this pattern, you will need medium-length bugle beads (only 8 of them), short bugle beads (16 of them), 1 single 6mm glass cube bead, many small-sized seed beads (for the front and back), and as always, 1 metre or so of fishing line. When selecting the cube bead, it's best to choose one that has dimensions the same length as the medium-length bugle beads, as shown in the picture to the left, because they will be framing it and you don't want empty space in there. So in the picture you see that I placed my beads in the pattern that I wanted them in for the ring (minus the seed beads). Then I took a picture, and actually used this picture to follow when making the ring. I highly recommend doing this for planning the colour patterns you are planning to use. Another thing you can do is draw your pattern on paper with pencil crayons. This helps immensely if you want to make a complex colour pattern in your ring.
Step 2:We are starting with 4 short bugle beads, and in my pattern, I chose to combine 2 turquoise ones with 2 purple ones, as shown in the picture. Cross the last bead you added (or the first one) with both ends of the fishing line in opposite directions, as shown by the arrows. The one that I crossed is depicted by a red dot. Now at this point, it would be a good idea to make sure the two ends of the fishing line are the same length. If not, make it so because otherwise you can only bead as far as the shorter end will allow you (this wastes fishing line and wastes effort in tying off the old piece and starting up a new one).
Step 3:To each end of the fishing line (coming out of the crossed bead marked with a red dot), add 1 medium length bugle bead, then add another short bugle bead and cross it with both ends of the fishing line (as shown with the arrows).
Step 4:Here it's important to note that you will be adding more beads to one end of the fishing line than to the other end. To the end of the fishing line depicted by the black arrow, you will be adding 1 turquoise bugle bead, 1 purple bugle bead, and then the turquoise bead marked with a pink dot. With the other end of the fishing line (red arrow), all you have to do is cross the last turquoise bead added (marked by the pink dot).
Step 5:Now I hope you have been following the colours of the arrows depicting the fishing line because I have been consistent with always putting the right colour in the right place (red vs. black). Here it's extra important since I am combining two steps. Firstly, with the end of the fishing line depicted by a red arrow, add 1 purple medium-length bugle bead, 1 short turquoise bugle bead, and then 1 gold medium-length bugle bead (the one depicted by a turquoise dot). Then, to the other end of the fishing line (black arrow), cross the gold bugle bead (marked with the turquoise dot). Finally, take the end of the fishing line depicted by the red arrow and go through the gold bugle bead marked with a black X (which is already in the pattern, you don't have to add anything).
|hülya büyükşapçı on September 19, 2015:|
|you must be genius|
|Maria Esther on December 15, 2014:|
|desde Argentina, felicitaciónes! Hermosa obra|
|A.ZAHRAH on June 29, 2013:|
|NICE,,,,,I LOVE IT|
|maria rancharan on September 15, 2012:|
|loved it so much that I had my students try it. THANKS|
|shaimaa ramadan on March 19, 2012:|
|Auntbea on August 21, 2010:|
|Love this ring, I saw some rings made with sead beads while on vacation and they where beautiful!|
|kawal on July 10, 2010:|
|WOW their really cute!!! Thanks for the post, also I love how you explained everything..THanks a bunch...Please keep posting more!!|
|Cloisonne Beads on September 26, 2009:|
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|Cloisonne Beads on September 15, 2009:|
|This is really interesting take on the concept. I never thought of it that way. I came across this site recently which I think will be of great use http://www.transpacificgems.com/. Have a look!|
|marlen on December 1, 2008:|
|felicidades esta muy lindo y me gusta bastante, sigue adelante|
|veronica on September 24, 2008:|
|Allegra on July 10, 2008:|
|Hmmm, I've just given myself the idea of making a circular ring design with the same motif of outer bugle beads and a central round bead that would fit perfectly in the center. LOL! I will put that idea on my never-ending to-do list.|
|Allegra on July 10, 2008:|
|Actually, before I discovered cube beads, I thought about using false pearls as the center bead. So obviously pearls are round, so they wouldn't fit perfectly inside the center, but I think the ring would still look nice. As for the bugle beads, you could also try seed beads in place of the shorter bugle beads because they are about the same length. Try experimenting with it! Let me know how it goes! You can post pictures of what you make on the new forum system I've put up too!|
|elise on July 10, 2008:|
|These rings are so pretty! Are these the only beads you can use to make them?|