Retired - The Urban Diamond Ring

PROJECT R2006
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
This bead embroidered ring showcases a new use for these TierraCast hexagon spacer beads. By turning them face up this design fits them together in a geometrical diamond shape.
Instructions
Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for up-to-date information.
  1. Begin by cutting off a square of Lacy's Stiff Stuff beading foundation, about 3" x 3" should be fine.
  2. Cut a piece of Nymo Thread, about 4 feet or so. Thread it on to your needle and tie a knot at the end.
  3. Take your needle and come up through the back of your square about a 1/2" from the edge. The fully embroidered diamond shape will measure about 1.5" x 1", so be sure that you are leaving enough space to complete the diamond.
  4. On to the thread that is coming up through the foundation, thread one gold hexagon bead and one silver frosted seed bead. Scoot them down so they are resting on the foundation. Now thread your needle back down through the hole of the gold bead, and through to the other side of the beading foundation. You should have your seed bead sitting on top of the gold bead. This is what is going to hold the gold bead in place.
  5. Please see the photo for reference on the diamond pattern. When you come back up through the foundation for the second row, you may have to rotate and adjust the first hexagon to sit correctly. Once you have the first three gold hexagons in place they will be a sturdier guide as you continue with your embroidery.
  6. To complete the diamond, continue threading through and work in a zig zag pattern as you build your rows. Your rows will be as follows: 1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1
  7. When you have thread all of your gold beads, tie your thread into the back of the foundation. Cut your thread.
  8. To attach the ultra suede backing, watch our video: How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing. Using your scissors, cut the diamond shape out. When you do this, cut straight edges even though the edges of the beads are not flush with the sides. Use the crafters pick glue to attach the ultra suede backing and then trim the edge.
  9. For this next step, watch our video How to Bead Embroider a Basic Beaded Edge. Cut a 4' strand of Nymo thread and thread your needle. For the beaded edge use the silver frosted 15/0 Toho seed beads. Tie off and trim your thread.
  10. To attach the ring finding, place a dab of E6000 glue onto the top pad of the ring finding and center it onto the back of the embroidered diamond. Be sure that the ring finding is placed so that when worn you will have the longer side of the diamond following the length of the finger.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-3221 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Spacer Beads 3.8mm (50)
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0198 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 21F 'Silver Lined Frosted Crystal' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JR-1057 - 22K Gold Plated Adjustable Ring With 16mm Pad For Gluing (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4378 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Chamois
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BMB-3221, JSO-0198, JR-1057, XCR-4210, XCR-4378, XCR-8900,

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.
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Spacer Beads 3.8mm (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.45 / Package | SKU: BMB-3221
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #21F 'Silver Lined Frosted Crystal' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: JSO-0198
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
The Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Chamois
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-4378
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
Earn Reward Points Earn Reward Points with your purchase of project components or tools.

Tools and Other Supplies:

Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
$2.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Related Video [VIEW ALL VIDEOS]

Accessible Options For closed captions/subtitles, click the CC icon on the video player after starting the video.

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed