- Arts and Design
Bead a Crystal Flower Ring
Make a Pretty Beaded Crystal Ring
This beaded ring is very easy to make and looks stunning. Crystal bicone beads fit together to form flower shapes, which can be strung in a row or embellished for more design options. Small crystals make a dainty ring for any size finger, while large crystals make a bold statement, like a cocktail ring.
One Flower, Two Flowers, Three Flowers?
Decide How Many Flowers
I show two rings in this tutorial. Both rings are made using the same basic motif. In the case of the 3-flower ring, I simply repeated the motif three times in a row. For the 1-flower ring, I made the motif, completed the band, and embellished the flower during my second pass through the beadwork.
Beaded Crystal Flower Ring Materials
crystal bicone beads 3-mm, 4-mm or 6-mm
The size of beads determines the width and thickness of the face of the ring. The ring with three 'flowers' in a row was made using twelve 4-mm bicones. The larger ring with the single flower uses four 6-mm bicones.
The holes in the beads and number of thread passes will probably keep you from using very small seed beads.
I used Power Pro fishing line. Spiderwire fishing line would work well too. Clear nylon monofilament line is a pretty alternative, but less durable. I don't recommend Nymo or most other beading threads for this project because crystal bicone beads have very sharp edges
2 beading needles
Size 10-12 beading needles are fine. Just make sure the eye of the needle will pass through all of your beads.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 1:
Cut about a meter of stringing material and thread needles on both ends. String a bicone, an odd number of seed beads (I used 11 Delicas for 6-mm bicones or 7 Matsunos for the 4-mm bicones), and another bicone. Allow the beads to slide to the center of the thread. Note: an odd number of beads allows a single bead to serve as the connection point between the band of the ring and the crystal flowers. Use a different number of beads for a 2 or 3 bead connection.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 2:
Cross both threads through a seed bead. This makes the center of a flower.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 3:
String a bicone on each needle. This completes a crystal flower. Now, to start a second flower, string a seed bead and a bicone on each needle and cross the threads through a new seed bead. Add a bicone to each needle to finish a second flower and repeat the steps for even more flowers in a row. The seed beads between flowers help to protect the thread from breakage.
Find Beading Supplies Online
-Austrian Swarovski Crystal Beads.
5301 BICONE 4mm Crystal Beads.
-What you will receive:
+ Quantity: 500 beads total. 25 colors (20 beads of each color).
+ Size: 4mm.
+ Colors: Amethyst, Lt Amethyst, Crystal, Burgundy, Blue Zircon, Lt Sapphire, Sapphire, Violet, Indicolite, Fire Opal, Lt Rose, Rose, Lt Smoke Topaz, Black Diamond, Purple Velvet (NEW COLOR), SILK (NEW COLOR), Lt Peach, Lt Siam, Siam, Emerald, Peridot, Chrysolite, Indicolite, Hyacinth, Tanzanite. (Please see the picture to know how the colors look like, size is indicated above. For beginners please note that size 4mm is quite small. NOTE: The colors you will receive are listed in the description. It may be changed to similar color if it's out of stock)
+ Shape: Bicone.
+ Please check our Littlecucoo Storefront for sterling silver findings: earing parts, seamed / spacer beads, toggles, clasps, crimp beads ... seed beads.
Office Scissors, 8in, 3-1/2in Cut, L/R Hand, Gray / Versatile, lightweight scissors are great for a variety of uses. Stainless steel blades are corrosion-resistant and precision- for a sharp, long-lasting edge. Plastic handles provide a firm, comfortable grip. Made in USA. Scissor Type: Office; Material(s): Stainless Steel; Handle Type: Straight; Handle Color: Gray.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 4
After one or more flowers, string 5 seed beads on each needle (or 3... it is half the number of beads used in the first step, minus one). Cross the needles through a new seed bead. This completes the face of the ring and begins the band.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 5:
My band in this example consists of two seed beads on each needle crossed through two more seed beads. Work your band pattern around until the ring fits your finger.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 6:
Cross the needles through the 'middle' bead of the ring face, making sure that the band isn't twisted. You can knot the threads and cut them, weave through your work again, or add embellishments to the face of the ring. For the blue and orange ring, I traced through my work a second time, knotting the threads periodically, and cut the threads once I had completed the second thread path through the beadwork (this ring is over two years old and hasn't broken).
Crystal Flower Ring Step 7:
I embellished the larger ring, working with one thread at a time. The thread passed through the 5 beads up to a crystal. Eight seed beads were added.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 8:
The needle was passed back through the 5th seed bead (only this bead, to make a tiny loop).
Crystal Flower Ring Step 9:
Another 4 seed beads were added. The needle passed through the 5 beads at the side of the ring. The other thread was worked the same way.
Crystal Flower Ring Step 10:
The threads were knotted and then I reinforced and stiffened the ring with a second set of thread passes. These were hex-cut Delicas, which required some care to avoid breaking a bead with the needle in the second thread pass. Using a smaller needle (e.g., size 13) or a finer thread would have prevented this potential problem. Thankfully, none of the beads broke. This ring looks like a glittering star on the finger!
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