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April 2007 Crystal Ring Project

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded project and other project. This month, I would like to feature the instruction on a sweet beaded crystal ring made with glass seed beads and Swarovski crystals that you can make for yourself or your love ones.

Beaded Crystal Ring

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Crystal Ring

What you need:

1)    4mm Swarovski crystals (around 20 pieces - depend on size of ring)
2)    Silver white seed bead and long bugles (11/0) 
3)    Beading string.

Always pull tight on every step!

Step 1:
  • Cut one piece of string around 1/2 meter long.

    Add one seed bead at the middle of the string (marked by the blue dot), follow by adding one crystal on each side of the string, follow by one seed bead on each side of the string and one last crystal to crisscross both lines through, your string should be exiting this last crystal in opposite directions shown like the blue and black arrows.
Step 2:
  • Continue by:
    Adding one seed bead on each side of the string, follow by adding one crystal on each side of the string, follow by adding one last seed bead to crisscross both lines through, your string should be exiting this last bead in opposite directions shown like the blue and black arrows.
Step 3:
  • Continue by:
    Adding one crystal on each side of the string, follow by adding one seed bead on each side of the string, follow by adding one last Crystal to crisscross both lines through, your string should be exiting this last crystal in opposite directions shown like the blue and black arrows.

Repeat step 2 and 3 until you got the length of the ring you need (you will probably need to stop around half a cm before the actual length and after a repeated step 3 and not step 2)

Step 4:
  • Joining up the ring!

The top is where you started off in step 1.
The bottom is where your beading is at right now.

Add one seed bead on each end of the string (total of two beads), follow by adding one crystal on each end of the string (total of two crystals) crisscross both string through the very first seed bead you added on step 1.

Pass the strings further up where they can meet head to head and tie off, for a stronger piece I would suggest that after you tie off, loop and pass the threads further through the piece (no specific order) before cutting away excess.

You can make a matching bracelet too.

   

More projects to be found in the below categories:


  Other Project  Adult Project Flower Project Jewelry Project
  Kid Art Project  Bead Project Ring and Bracelet Project
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