DIY Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial Part 1

I wore this ring on our family reunion this recent Christmas 🙂
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial
I promised I’ll be sharing the tutorial. Finally, I found time to re-do, take shots and so here it is :)Catered for intermediate level creating the Crystal Flower Ring requires basic knowledge of brick stitch around a bead and ladder stitch. Surrounded by seed beads that represents the seeds is a 6mm Swarovski maroon faceted round bead, which creates glitter and elegance, making the ring look expensive. The 4mm bicones are weaved to mimic the extended petals of the flower while its pinkish color makes the ring look feminine and sweet, just like real flowers.
I’ve broken the tutorial in 2 parts and for Part 1, we’ll learn the brick stitch beading technique. Learning the technique will help you in creating numerous designs.

Step 1: Preparing the thread
Prepare an arm span of thread and thread into a needle, leaving at least 6 to 7 inches tail.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 2: Creating the “bridge”
Bring up the 6mm Swarovski faceted round bead. Pass the needle into the bead leaving 6 to 7 inches tail.
In clockwise direction pass the needle back thru the bead again. Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You have now a thread on one side of the bead. We will call this thread “bridge.”
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 3:
Insert the needle under the “bridge.”
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pull the thread, leaving a loop and then make a slip knot 2x by passing the thread into the loop.
Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You have created a knot shown in arrow.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 4:
Going in clockwise direction pass the needle back thru the bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You now have created a “bridge” on the other side of the bead. Repeat Step 3 and make a knot where arrow is pointing.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 5: Circular brick stitch around a bead – 1st layer
Pick up 2 maroon seed beads.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 6:
Going inward insert the needle under the “bridge” like shown in this image and diagram. Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Then going upward pass the needle into the nearest seed bead. Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You’ll see 2 seed beads lying on top of the 6mm round bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 7:
Pick up 1 seed bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pass the needle under the “bridge” and pull.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Going upward pass the needle into the seed bead you just added. Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

 

You now have 3 seed beads lying on top of the 6mm round bead. Repeat Step 7 until you’ve gone all the way around the 6mm bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You’ll find that there will be a gap. You then need to close the gap.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 8: Closing the gap
Going inward, pass the needle into the nearest seed bead on your right.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Then going upward pass the needle into the previous seed bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pull the thread and you’ll have your 1st layer of brick stitch.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You’ll also see the threads from the seed beads. Again, we will call this thread “bridge.”
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 9: Circular Brick Stitch – 2nd layer
Pick up 2 maroon seed beads.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pass the needle under the nearest “bridge” shown in arrow.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pull the thread.

Then going upward, pass the thread into the nearest seed bead.

Pull the thread. You now have 2 seed beads on top of the 1st layer of brick stitch.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Step 10:
Pick up 1 maroon seed bead.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Pass the needle under the next “bridge” and pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

Then going upward pass the needle into the seed bead you just added. Pull the thread.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

You now have 3 seed beads on top of the 1st layer of brick stitch.

Step 11:
Repeat Step 10 until you have gone all the way around. Remember to close the gap by following Step 8. You now have created your 2nd layer of brick stitch.

Step 12: Circular Brick Stitch – 3rd layer
Repeat Steps 9 & 10 to create a 3rd layer of brick stitch with crystal seed beads. Remember to close the gap by following Step 8. You now have your 3rd layer of brick stitch.
Crystal Flower Ring Tutorial

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Now , we’re done with Part 1. As you can see, with a plain circular brick stitch around a bead you can already think of variations on how you would like to create your flower and embellish it more. If you like to expand the diameter of the piece you simply add another row of brick stitch.

i hope you had fun following the tutorial. Watch out on our next posts for Part 2 where we will add the bicones to complete the flower. You’ll also learn how to use ladder stitch in creating a ring band.

We do have a PDF copy for the Crystal Flower Ring Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial l14 so in case you can’t wait for Part 2 you can purchase the PDF copy HERE

See you in Part 2


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Jane Chew

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