Ring with Swarovski Crystal
Ring Around My Heart
-- Designer --
Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Pendant, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 14mm heart
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, emerald AB, 6mm bicone
- Thread, Berkley FireLine Crystal, crystal, 0.06mm diameter, 1-pound test
- Seed Bead, Dyna-Mites, 24Kt gold-plated, #11 round
- English beading needle, #12
- Adhesive, G-S Hypo cement
- Scissors, 3-1/2-inch
|Cut one 36-inch length of FireLine® and thread on a #12 beading needle. Thread on six gold seed beads and slide them into the center of the FireLine thread.
|Pass the needle back through the first seed bead. [The six gold seed beads will become the center of your flower.]
|Thread beads in the following pattern: one green Swarovski crystal bicone bead, one Swarovski heart component, one green crystal bicone bead, one heart component and one green crystal. Then, pass the needle through the last seed bead from Step 2.
|Pass the FireLine, which should be going in the same direction as the previous seed bead, through the next two gold seed beads and then repeat Step 3 twice. Finally, pass the FireLine, also going in the same direction, through the last two gold seed beads and repeat Step 3 for the last time.
|Thread the second needle onto the loose end of the FireLine thread.
|Thread both needles in opposite directions through the first gold seed bead and then pass both needles through the green Swarovski crystal and Swarovski heart component that are on the same side.
|Add a green Swarovski crystal, threading both needles through it in opposite directions. Then thread both needles in the same direction through the next two outside green crystals. Following this step, add another green Swarovski crystal to each side. Then, pass the needles in opposite directions (criss-crossing the threads) through the last outside green crystal.
|Thread through the last two outside crystals on the bottom of the flower with one needle, with the other needle passing through the other three green crystals in the opposite direction. Tie the FireLine into a knot and apply a dot of G-S Hypo cement. When the cement is dry, use your scissors to clip the thread tails close to the knot.
|Cut another 36-inch length of FireLine and thread a #12 beading needle onto each end and then pass one needle through one green Swarovski crystal on the bottom of the crystal flower and slide the crystal flower into the center of the FireLine thread.
|Thread four gold seed beads onto each side of the FireLine strands and slide up snug to each side of the crystal flower. Then, thread on one more gold seed bead and pass both needles, in opposite directions (criss-crossing the threads), through it to create a loop.
|Thread three gold seed beads onto each thread and then thread both needles through one more gold seed bead in opposite directions creating a second loop. Your gold seed bead loops will resemble oval shaped links. Repeat Step 11 until your ring band is long enough to fit the finger you want to wear your ring on.
|Thread four final gold seed beads onto each needle and then thread the needles, in opposite directions, through the crystal on the opposite side of the original that you started your ring band with.
|Tie off the FireLine threads with a secure knot and apply a dot of G-S Hypo cement. When the cement is dry, use your scissors to clip the thread tails close to the knot. Your Swarovski crystal flower ring is finished and ready to wear!
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