Welcome to the beaded 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, 60 of 3mm-long bugle beads, 30 of size 15 (small) seed beads
Time required: About 1 hours
Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave
Step 1:The colour combinations are limitless for this gorgeous and simple ring (invented by moi!). I've made one with a valentine's day theme, an evening out theme, a country theme, and a christmas theme, which is the one I'm going to teach you because it's the "hardest", although they are all easy. You can see the rest in the jewelry page and making them from these instructions should be easy, or make up your own colour combinations!!
The materials you will need for this ring are fishing line, small seed beads and short bugle beads. A needle or pin may occasionally come in handy to force the fishing line through the beads if they give you trouble.
Step 2:A very simple first step, just cut a 1 meter-long piece of fishing line and string 4 short white bugle beads on it. The bugle bead with the red dot is the one you will "cross" (see techniques section for how to cross). If you're too lazy to check, the jist of it is you cross the bead with the two ends of the fishing line in opposite directions.
Step 3:Oh I'm so nice. Here it is pictorially! So so far we have crossed the bugle bead shown by the red dot. This could have been either of the bugle beads on the end, since it was symmetrical.
Step 4:Add 3 more white bugle beads on one end of fishing line. It could be either end since the pattern is currently symmetrical. This will not be the case later, and I'll show you which side to add to from now on. (Well, technically you could add new beads to either end of the fishing line in any situation, only you would be going through a less direct route and it would take longer to get back to where you need to go). The bead marked with a black dot is the one that will be crossed in the next step.
Step 5:I'm combining steps! So the bead marked with a black dot was crossed, and then add 3 more white bugle beads to the outer side of the black-dotted bead. I marked the end of the fishing line you should add the new beads to with a black arrow. From now on, it will be important to follow the red and black arrows. I will be consistent with making sure they are always the same from picture to picture. The bead marked with a blue dot is the one to cross with the two ends of the fishing line. Ignore the pink dot for now. It will become important in the next step.
|Lynn - Moderator on October 16, 2015:|
|You can use stretchy for the ring band but I would not recommend it for the top design part as you would risk seeing it between the pattern when using your finger.|
|gina boggan on October 16, 2015:|
|can you used the stretchy thread instead of fishing line?|
|lucia on June 7, 2014:|
|Beera on April 13, 2014:|
|Thank you so much for this pattern i love it and i have tried it wauw|
|martha8a on March 28, 2014:|
|hola me permites copiar el paso a paso, estan bien hermosos|
|Pauline on March 27, 2014:|
|Beautiful ring pattern|
|Jeannette on June 8, 2013:|
|great pattern....thank you for sharing :)|
|mayra on December 3, 2012:|
|jewelyfan on March 25, 2012:|
|I don't know why, but I can't get it to work. If you can make a video, that will help! Thanks|
|SuperNettan on September 10, 2011:|
|Thanks so much for having this tutorial.. It took some time for me to get it, since Im quite new at beading stuff, but it turned out really good, Im so happy :):) now off to next project :) thank u so much again|
|nieva on April 15, 2010:|
|wow i love my ring even though i don't have one yet but i will me and my friend are going to make beading things and sell them for fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Allegra on November 1, 2008:|
|That's great!! If you have a picture of it, post it on the forum for us all to see!!!|
|Eva on October 30, 2008:|
|Thanks a bunch for the tutorial... i've just made myself a gorgeous ring :-)
xoxo from Czech rep.
|Nadine on March 2, 2008:|
|I like the middle ring!|