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How to make a beaded ring. Odd Count Peyote and RAW stitches

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Designed by: Edyta Rogowska

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Rings are, with no doubts, a very eye-catching decoration on a woman’s hand, and the beaded ones have been in fashion recently. Today we will show you how to make a ring using TOHO beads and Firepolish crystals working with two basic stitches. You will have another opportunity to try the Odd Count Peyote and RAW stitches again. Let’s do this!


Materials:

  • 15/0 TOHO beads – I’ve chosen Inside-Colour Luster Crystal / Caribbean Blue
  • 3mm Firepolish crystals – I’ve chosen Vitral / Dark Aquamarine
  • Jewellery threads – matching the colour of the beads – I’ve chosen Royal Blue colour of Nymo BeadalonTM size B
  • Jewellery needle – a thin one so that it passes through 15/0 beads – size 12 John James
  • Sharp scissors

Ready? Let’s stitch!


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Prepare 100-115cm length of thread and string 5 x 15/0 beads. Slide them down leaving about 15-20cm long tail which will be used to finish your work or, if necessary, to make it longer.

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 Pick up a 15/0 bead, skip the last bead strung, and pass through the next bead. To make it easier to understand, I’ve numbered the beads already strung. 

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Pick up a 15/0 bead and pass through the 4th strung bead.

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While working with the Odd Count Peyote Stitch we need to remember that when adding the last bead we need to go back to place it and to start a new row. Pick up a bead. Pass through the last bead left on the row (the 5th one), as shown in the picture.

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Pass the needle through 2 beads of the 1st row.

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Pass up through the nearest bead and pass the needle so that the thread comes out of the 5th bead.

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Pass the needle through the last bead added and add one bead between the beads jutting out from the previous row, as shown in pictures.


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Step up to the 3rd row as it’s done in the Even Count Peyote Stitch and add one bead between the beads jutting out from the previous row.

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To add the last bead in this row we need to go back with the needle through the beads, as shown in the pictures.

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Continue until you have reached the desired length of your work.

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As you’ve made about 20 rows (if you have very thin fingers you may need to make less rows) it’s time to add the Firepolish crystals. Number of rows =  number of beads on the edge.

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Pick up 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead and pass down through two beads diagonally and pass up through one bead, as shown in the pictures

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Pick up 1 x 15/0 bead and finish the odd row going back between the beads so that the thread comes out of the last beads, as shown in the pictures.

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Pick up 1 x Firepolish crystal and pass the needle through the opposite 15/0 TOHO bead.

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Pick up 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead and pass the needle back through the bead the thread exits from.


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Pass the needle through the bead just added, the Firepolish crystal and a 15/0 TOHO bead, as shown in the pictures.

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Pick up 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead and pass up through the bead the thread exits from.

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Pass the needle through the bead just addend and Firepolish crystal.

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Pick up 3 x Firepolish beads and pass down the crystal the thread exits from. Pull the thread.

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Pass the needle through 2 x crystals just added so that the thread comes out of the side crystal, as shown in the pictures.


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Repeat the 6th step 3 times and remember to pull the thread so that the work won’t be too loose.

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Thread in the tail thread. Pass the needle so that it comes out of the side bead to the inner part of the work.

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Make half of the row adding 1 x 15/0 bead between the beads jutting out from the previous row.


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If you need a bigger circumference of the ring now it’s time to make more rows. As you have reached the desired length, repeat the 4th step. Pick up 1 x 5/0 TOHO bead and pass the needle down through two beads diagonally and one up, as shown in the pictures.

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Pick up 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead and finish the odd row going back between the beads so that the thread comes out of the last bead added.

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Repeat the 5th step. Pick up 1 x Firepolish crystal and pass the needle through the opposite 15/0 TOHO bead.


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Pick up 1 x 15/0 bead and pass up through the bead the thread exits from. Pass through the bead just added, Firepolish crystal and a 15/0 bead, as shown in the pictures.


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Pick up 1 x 15/0 bead and pass the needle down through the bead the thread exits from.

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Pass the needle through the bead just added and a Firepolish crystal. Pass the tail thread between the beads so that the thread comes out of one of the side beads. It will be used to finish our work.

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 It’s time to close up the ring. Thread in the working thread again (the one that comes out of the crystal) and put the ends of the work together.

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Pick up 1 x Firepolish crystal and pass the needle through the opposite crystal.

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Add the last crystal and pass through the crystal we started this step from, closing the last “crystal square”. Pass through two crystals, as shown in the pictures and pull the thread.

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Pick up 5 x 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle down through the crystal parallel to the crystal the thread exits from so that the beads just added sit diagonally – on the diagonal of the square.

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Repeat the 10th step 10 times, until you have reached the last crystal.

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Pick up 2 x 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the middle TOHO bead of the beads previously added diagonally, as shown in the picture.

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As the thread comes out of the middle bead, pick up 2 x TOHO beads and pass through a Firepolish crystal to the other side of the ring so that the beads cross and make an X.

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Repeat the 11th step 4 times, until you have reached the last crystal.

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At the end, Add 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead between Firepolish crystals on both sides of the ring, as shown in the picture

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Pass the needle between the beads towards the tail thread. Tie a double knot. Don’t cut the thread near the knots – they may unweave. Secure both ends, pass through several beads and trim.

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It’s done

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A great colour gamut of TOHO beads and Firepolish crystals provides lots of possibilities. Every ring may be the one and only. What will yours look like?

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