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How to make Beaded Rings - Tutorial for Beginners

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How to make Beaded Rings - Tutorial for Beginners

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Beaded rings are popular all year round. That's why Monika decided to show you 3 ways to use colourful rings that you can wear for any occasion. Let's get to work!

I will show you how to make a simple ring on an elastic, a flower ring and a beaded ring. I hope everyone will find something for themselves and join me in creating these cute rings.

Materials needed for Elastic Ring:

Elastic - clear 0.6mm
Glue
Firepolish ™ beads in 3mm and 6mm
TOHO ™  beads in size 11/0
Charms - adding a charm is optional or you could make your own mini tassels. You will need a  jump ring to attach your charm onto the ring and also pliers to open the jump ring.   
Scissors   

Materials needed for Flower Ring:

TOHO ™ beads in a size 11/0 and a size 8/0
Jewellery thread - Miyuki thread or KO
Jewellery needle - John James 10/13 
Scissors 

Materials needed for Beaded Ring:

Firepolish ™ beads in 3mm and 6mm
TOHO ™ beads in a size 11/0
Jewellery thread - Miyuki thread or KO
Jewellery needle - John James 10/13 
Scissors 

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

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Learn how to make elastic rings:

You don't have to explain much here. I'm sure you all started with making bracelets using elastic. The method of making a ring is the same. So cut a piece of elastic, slightly longer than the circumference of the finger so that you have enough elastic to tie a knot. Thread on your beads, I threaded FirePolish 3mm alternately with TOHO size 11/0  and in the end I added 1x FirePolish 6mm bead. The most important thing is your imagination.

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This is the last step. Tie a knot. Pull one end of the elastic through a 6mm bead. Add a little glue to the knot and gently push the knot into the bead pulling the end.  Don't worry about the glue on the bead. It can be easily removed without destroying the crystal coating. Hiding the knots is an option if you use FirePolish 3,4 or 6mm. With the smaller beads it is more difficult as it may not be possible with TOHO 11/0 or natural stones. Cut off the excess elastic. You could add a cute charm to your rings using a jump ring or you can leave them as they are, the choice is yours. 

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Here are my versions of elastic rings:

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Learn how to make the flower ring with beads:

This stitch works well with rounds beads too. So if you have about 2mm, 3mm or 4mm round then you can try using them if you would like.  

Cut half a metre of thread and thread on 8x TOHO 11/0 beads.

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Tie a knot to form a ring. Leave a 5cm tail. Pass the needle through one bead.

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Thread on 1x TOHO size 8/0. Count off three beads, not counting the one from which the thread comes out, and thread the needle into the next two beads. Pull the thread so that the flowers are arranged quite nicely.

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Time for another flower. Thread 2x TOHO size 11/0 and go from above through the two TOHO from the previous flower.

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We go through the two beads just added and take 6x TOHO size 11/0 on the needle and thread again, but only one added bead as in the picture.

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Pick up 1x TOHO size 8/0. We miss 3x TOHO beads (not counting the one from which the thread comes out) and we go through the next two beads.

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We continue to create flowers the same way until we reach the right length. Take 2x TOHO size 11/0 and go through two beads from the previous flower.

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We go through the Toho added.

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We take 6x TOHO size 11/0  and go through only one added bead.

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We thread TOHO size 8/0, count 3 beads and thread to the next 2 beads.

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And so on.

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Once you have the right length you can now bring your threads together.  Thread through the same way the first thread goes through as shown in the picture. It is important to go through the same way/same side as the thread comes out so that the ring does not twist.

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And we go through the two beads, as in the photo. Make a knot on the thread between the beads, but do not cut the thread, just work back through the flowers to reinforce the ring. Do the same with the short thread left in the beginning. Cut off the excess thread.

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Learn how to make a beaded ring:

Thread 1x 6mm Firepolish bead onto a needle and FP 3mm alternately with TOHO 11/0

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Go through the FP 6mm again but from the other side. We will have the first loop.

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We thread another 3x FP 3mm alternately with TOHO 11/0 and go through FP 6mm once more to create another loop. In addition, after making the loop we go through the beads from the first loop to be able to make a knot tying both ends of the thread. Once we have made the knot we enter FP 6mm again.

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Go through the loop on one side. We take Toho 11/0 and thread to the second loop and go through it too.

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As we go through the entire loop, we take TOHO 11/0 and go through the loop so that the thread comes out of the TOHO beads - as shown in the picture. It is important to follow the arrangement of Fire Polish 6mm.

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We take 3x TOHO alternately with 3mm FirePolish. Go through the beads as in the picture so that the thread comes out of a TOHO.

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We take another 3x TOHO alternately with 3mm FirePolish and go through the beads as shown in the picture so that the thread comes out of the place indicated by the arrow. We pull the threads, then we will get this 3D shape slightly. 

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Now we take 2x 3mm FirePolish and 1x TOHO and thread through once again with TOHO from which the thread came out, creating a loop.

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So that the thread comes out of the TOHO below. Thread 2x 3mm FirePolish and 1x TOHO and thread into the TOHO again, from which the thread came to form another stitch. Form the stitches until you get the right length for your finger. So you have to measure the ring from time to time. 

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The thread should come out of TOHO as in the picture. We take 1x 3mm FirePolish and thread through the TOHO from the other end. It's important to stick to the same side of TOHO from which nothing comes out. The pictures will help with my explanantion.

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We take the last FirePolish and thread through the TOHO from the other end - just like in the picture. We make a knot on the thread between the beads and go through some of your design to strengthen it, I would create around 2-3 knots. Also tie off the tail thread and cut of any excess. 

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And there you have it, a variety of rings for you to get your beading juices flowing. Feel free to share your works of art on our Facebook group! We would love to see them. Happy beading :)

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