Retired - Summer Sizzle Ring

PROJECT R1005
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
A vibrant zigzag patterned piece of loom-woven beadwork is set under resin in this bold summer ring.
Instructions
As you weave, make sure you do not pull your work too tight. Keep it snug, but use your bezel as a guide to keep your piece the right width and length to fit properly.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional videos: How to Use a Bead Loom and How to Finish and Back Loom Weaving.
  2. String a beading loom with white NYMO beading thread, laying 14 strands across.
  3. As demonstrated in the first video, weave together Miyuki Delica 10/0 seed beads in silver lined chartreuse and silver lined blue zircon. Follow the pattern in the chart for placement.
  4. Tie off and weave in your working threads (the weft threads).
  5. Cut the work from the loom, leaving a few inches to either side of your work. Tie the warp threads in pairs in overhand knots close to the beading, as shown in the second video. Trim the warp threads to about 3/4".
  6. Flip your work over to the back side. Apply some E6000 glue to the back of the piece. Neatly lay the loose warp thread ends into the glue, making sure the threads are folded snugly to the back without pulling them too tight.
  7. Apply a thin but ample coat of E6000 to the bottom of a bright silver tone brass square bezel adjustable ring. Make sure you get the glue all the way into the sides and corners. Work quickly so that the glue does not start to set before you glue in your work.
  8. Lay your beadwork into the bezel, with the glued down threads down. Press the piece down into the glue, making sure that the corners and sides are glued down.
  9. Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours.
  10. Place two square objects of the same height right next to each other, creating a flat surface. Scoot them apart just enough to slide the ring portion of your bezel ring between them, so that the bezel part is laying flat on the top surface.
  11. Mix your resin and fill your bezel with resin. Check back after a few minutes and if any bubbles have risen to the surface, get rid of them with a heat source such as a micro torch. Check back again another few minutes later and see if any new bubbles have popped up - remove if necessary. Let cure for 3 days.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DBM-0147 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Silver Lined Chartreuse DBM0147 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0608 - Miyuki Delica 10/0 Seed Beads Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FRG-0857 - Bright Silver Tone Brass Square Bezel Adjustable Ring 26mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-10 - ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6110 - BeadSmith Bead Loom Kit For Beginners - Weave Necklaces Bracelets And More!
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients DBM-0147, DBM-0608, FRG-0857, TRC-10, XCR-8901, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: DBM-0608
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$29.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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