Woven seed bead ring

28" (71cm) strand of 6-lb. size D FireLine thread (The Beadsmith)

silver-lined pink bugle beads turquoise luster seed beads

2 size 12 sharp beading needles

G-S Hypo Cement

28" (71cm) strand of 6-lb. size D FireLine thread (The Beadsmith)

silver-lined pink bugle beads turquoise luster seed beads

2 size 12 sharp beading needles

G-S Hypo Cement

Although reminiscent of Native American beadwork, these woven rings are much easier to make and don't require a beading loom. Their low profile makes them comfortable to wear. The key to successfully stringing them is the FireLine beading thread. Lightweight yet strong, the strand threads easily through beading needles and has no trouble passing multiple times through a small seed bead.

One • Cut a 28" (71cm) length of FireLine and thread a beading needle onto each end. String one turquoise seed bead, a pink bugle bead and another turquoise seed bead onto the center of the wire.

two • Slide on another row of beads and bring both ends of the wire through all the beads in opposite directions.

three • Repeat steps one and two to continue building the ring. Continue until you have a finished beaded length of 2W (6cm), or enough beading to wrap around the desired finger.

fOur • To make a circle, bring both ends of the ring together and thread the beading needle in the opposite direction through the first row of beads.

five • Tie the ends of the thread in a strong knot to secure the ring.

There is no end to the possible color and bead combinations that can be used in these little rings. These variations use seed and/or E beads—simply use more beads to make a wider band and fewer for a thinner band.

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