DIY Beaded Umbrella Ring Tutorial

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Umbrella Beaded Ring

 

We wanted you guys to have a good start for the week so here’s the free steps how to make the ring :)

 

Materials Needed:

6 pc 8mm crystal bicones(A)

6pc 6mm crystal bicones (B)

18 3mm crystal bicones (C)

Some seed beads to make the ring band

 

 

Step 1 & 2:

Prepare the nylon thread Cut approximately 1m of nylon thread measuring 0.25 in length and thread it through your needle at both ends. Leave about 2cm tails at both ends. You will pass the beads through the needles throughout the creation of the jewelry.

 

Thread in 1 C, 1 B, 1 C, 1 A and 1 C to the thread and push them towards the right side of the of the thread. Leave about 3 inches at the right thread. Add in 1 more A bead at the right side. Pass the left thread into the last A bead from the right to form a circle.

 

Tighten the beads by pulling the thread. Use the longer thread and pass it through the beads again to form a tight circle and tie a knot with the shorter thread. This is the first triangle of the ring.

 

 

 

Step 3:

At the longer thread, thread in 1 C, 1 A, 1 C, 1 B and 1 C.  Pass the thread into A bead as pointed by the arrow. You will see a formation of the second triangle.

 

 

Step 4:

Pass the thread to bead A as per indicated by the arrow.

 

 

Step 5 & 6:

From here, thread in 1 C, 1 B, 1 C, 1AB and 1 C. Form the third triangle by passing the thread into the A bead as pointed by arrow. This is the third triangle.

 

 

Step 7:

Pass the thread back to the triangle and exit from A bead as per pointed by arrow.

 

 

 

Step 8:

Thread in 1 C, 1 A, 1 C, 1 B and 1 C. Pass the thread downward into Bead A as per direction of the arrow. Pull the thread to tighten the triangle.

 

 

Step 9:

Thread in 1 C, 1 A, 1 C, 1 B and 1 C.Pass the thread downward into Bead A as per direction of the arrow. Tighten the 5th triangle by pulling the thread. This is the fifth triangle.

 

 

Pass the thread into C bead as per indicated by the arrow.

 

 

Step 10:

We are now going to complete the final (6th ) triangle. Thread in 1 C.

 

 

Pass the thread into A bead from the left.

 

Step 11 & 12:

Thread in 1 C, 1 B and 1 C. Pass the thread into the next A bead as per arrow. Continue to pass the thread into all beads for 1 times to tighten the beads. Cut off excess thread. This is the umbrella for the ring.

 

 

Step 13:

To make a ring band, cut another thread measuring approximately 1m. Thread in 9 seed beads and let them drop to the middle of the thread.

 

Add 3 more seed bead and cross both set of the thread thru them by passing the right hand thread into the hole to the left and the left hand thread to the right of the bead. We will refer this step as ‘cross’ throughout this tutorial.

 

Tighten the beads by pulling the thread.

 

 

Step 14:

Thread in 3 seed beads at each side of the thread. Cross both thread into 3 seed beads. Pull the thread to tighten the band.

 

 

Continue to make more circle until you reach you desired ring size.

 

 

Step 15:

To connect the ring band to the umbrella, pass both ends of the thread of the ring into 2 A beads from the umbrella.

 

 

Pass the threads throughout the umbrella to reach 2 A beads from the opposite. Pass the thread into the other end of the ring band by crossing both threads into the last 3 seed beads from the ring.

 

Pass the threads back to the ring band 1 time to tighten the band. Cut off excess threads when this

is completed.

 

 

Step 16:

You have completed making the jewelry. Remember, there are many variations you can play around with it. Explore and discover.. you will be able to do it! Hope you like the tutorial!

 

 

 

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