California Gold Rush Ring

PROJECT R8009
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Rich tones of copper, gold, and pearl emanate in rows within an antiqued brass bezel ring using circular brick stitch. This textured design combines metallic etched Czech glass beads with petite Swarovski Crystal pearls and 11/0 matte black Miyuki round seed beads.
Instructions
You will need a toothpick or piece of scrap wire to complete this project.
  1. If you are new to circular brick stitch, please watch the video: How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. Thread your needle with approximately four feet of Fireline thread. You will need to tie off and add more thread as you weave.
  2. Follow along with the video to weave eight rows of circular brick stitch in the following order, starting at the center: 2mm white pearls, 11/0 black seed beads, 2mm Czech glass etched beads. Repeat this pattern for the next three rows. Then add one more row of white pearls, and one more row of Czech glass beads. Tie off and weave in your thread.
  3. Using a toothpick or a piece of scrap wire, spread a thin layer of E6000 glue in the bottom of the ring bezel.
  4. Carefully press your bead weaving into the bezel, securely pressing it into the glue.
  5. Set your ring aside to dry for a few hours before wearing. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-250 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads, Faceted Round 2mm, 200 Pieces, Etched Crystal California Gold Rush
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-2002 - Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Cream
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0401F - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #401F Matte Black
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FRG-0767 - Antiqued Brass 30mm Round Bezel Adjustable Ring (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients BCP-250, SWP-2002, DMRR-0401F, XCR-1285, XTL-1054, FRG-0767,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads, Faceted Round 2mm, 200 Pc, Etch Crystal California Gold Rush
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 200 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: BCP-250
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Cream
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-2002
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #401F Matte Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.57 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0401F
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Antiqued Brass 30mm Round Bezel Adjustable Ring (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FRG-0767
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$22.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373

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