Retired - Diadem Ring

Retired - Diadem Ring
Here is a new way to think about using beading rings: instead of simply adding clusters of bead dangles on headpins, why not try wire wrapping beads onto your ring form?
  • Project:R108
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Andrea Morici
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Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of wire at about two feet long. Anchor one end of it to the ring form by wrapping it tightly several times around where the ring splits into two separate rows of five loops.
  2. Continue wrapping the wire up one of the two rows of loops. Thread the wire through one of the two outermost loops, thread three 11/0 seed beads, a 6/0 seed bead, and three more 11/0 seed beads. Thread the wire back through the same loop, and up through the other outermost loop. Repeat beading pattern. Essentially, you are creating a figure eight through the set of two loops, each half of the figure eight containing the same amount of beads.
  3. Wrap the wire up to the next set of loops, and repeat the beading pattern except with an extra 11/0 seen bead on either side of the 6/0, i.e. thread four 11/0 seed beads, a 6/0 seed bead, and four more 11/0 seed beads. Thread the wire back through the same loop, and up through the other outermost loop. Repeat beading pattern to complete other half of the figure eight.
  4. Wrap the wire up to the next set of loops, and repeat the beading pattern except with an extra 11/0 seen bead on either side of the 6/0, i.e. thread five 11/0 seed beads, a 6/0 seed bead, and five more 11/0 seed beads. Thread the wire back through the same loop, and up through the other outermost loop. Repeat beading pattern to complete other half of the figure eight. This is the highest point in the ring.
  5. Thread the second to last set of loops as you did the second set. Thread the last set of loop the same as the first.
  6. Wrap your wire several times around the other side of your wrapping.
  7. Add four 11/0 seed beads, a Swarovski bicone, two more 11/0 seed beads, a Swarovski bicone, two more 11/0 seed beads, a Swarovski bicone, and four more 11/0 seed beads. Pull the wire tightly across the beaded part of the ring and anchor it by wrapping it tightly around the other side of the ring. Trim off excess wire.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JR-1052 - Copper Plated Ten-Loop Beading Rings Adjustable (x4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2634 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Natural Copper
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-6162 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Light Copper Supra Metallic (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1162 - Czech Seed Beads Mix 11/0 Copper Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 88 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1623 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Capri Blue
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Ring
Product Type Project
Technique Wire Wrapping
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BCS-1162, BCS-6162, JR-1052, SWBB-1623, WCR-2634

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Diadem Ring

Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Light Copper Supra Metallic (1 Ounce)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 oz.

$3.89
 / package  | SKU: BCS-6162
Retired - Diadem Ring

Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Capri Blue

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 20 Pieces

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: SWBB-1623
Retired - Diadem Ring

Czech Seed Beads Mix 11/0 Copper Supra Metallic (1 Hank)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Hank

$8.65
 / package  | SKU: BCS-1162
Retired - Diadem Ring

Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Natural Copper

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$2.99
 / package  | SKU: WCR-2634
Retired - Diadem Ring

Copper Plated Ten-Loop Beading Rings Adjustable (x4)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.49

Special Price $1.49

 / package  | SKU: JR-1052
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