NOTE: The pieces listed in the ingredients above are estimates. The numbers will vary depending on your ring size.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- If you are not already familiar with peyote stitch, please watch our instructional video on flat even count peyote stitch before continuing. Thread about three yards of Fireline thread onto your needle (you may need to add on thread at some point). Add a stopper bead to the end, leaving about an eight inch tail.
- Thread on eight of the 15/0 Delicas. This is your first row as well as the first half of your second row. Complete ten rows* using the 15/0 Delicas. (*This is where you will adjust for your desired size of ring. Ten rows at each end will result in a size 7 1/2 ring. If you require your ring to be larger or smaller, add or omit rows as necessary during this step.)
- Complete the next four rows using 11/0 Delicas.
- Complete four more rows, this time using 10/0 Delicas.
- Complete four more rows, this time using 8/0 Czech seed beads.
- Coming to the crest of the first bubble, add only two rows of 6/0 Czech seed beads.
- Begin to reduce the bubble by following steps 3-5 in reverse.
- Complete the remaining ten (or the same amount as the beginning) rows using 15/0 Delicas.
- When you reach the end of your stitching, weave the two ends of your beadwork together to complete the circle. Weave your thread through several consecutive rows to secure the beadwork, tie a double overhand knot between two beads, and weave in the remainder of your thread. Trim off excess close to your work.
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- DBS-0021 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 15/0 Metallic Steel DBS021 4 GR
Project uses 250 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- DB-021 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Steel Metallic DB021 7.2 Grams
Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- DBM-0021 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Steel Metallic DBM0021 8 GR
Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- BCS-8219 - Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Silver Lined Black Diamond (1 Ounce)
Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- BCS-6219 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Black Diamond Silver Foil Lined 1 oz
Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
Project uses 9 feet. You will need 1 package.
- XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.