FREE Beading Pattern
This 2-hole bead ring design also features the 3-hole EMMA bead. If you are interested in the pendant version, then please check back. I plan to post the pattern for the pendant soon.
Materials for 2-Hole Bead Ring
- 4 3mm X 6mm EMMA 3-hole Beads Cream Airy Pearl (A)
- 2 8mm Preciosa Candy™ 2-hole Cabochon Cobalt (B)
- 10 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (C)
- 1 5mm Czech Fire Polished Beads Champagne (D)
- 2g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (E)
- Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)–Frost
- Big Eye Needle
Instructions on how to make the 2-hole bead ring
Focal Component for the 2-hole bead ring
- On 3′ of thread, pick up 4A and leaving about 12″ tail. (The tail will be used to create part of the ring band.) Pass through all the beads again to form a ring.
- Step up by passing through a hole along the base of A. Pick up 1B and pass through the next A.
- Pick up 3C. Pass through the next A.
- Repeat steps two and three.
- Fill in the spaces along the top. Weave thread so that it is exiting the top hole of an A bead. Pick up 1C. Pass through the next A. Repeat a total of four times.
- Add center embellishment. Pick up 1D. Pass the needle through C on the opposite side. Complete the circuit by passing through D and the original C. Repeat thread path to secure.
- Frame candy beads. Weave thread around so that it exiting a candy bead. Pick up 5E. Pass the needle through the next hole. Pick up 5E. Pass the needle through the next hole and the first 5E picked up.Repeat process for the second candy bead.
- Create ring band foundation. Pick up 6E. Pass through all the E beads added in the previous step and the first 3E added in this step. Repeat on the opposite side.
- Create herringbone band. Pick up 2E. Pass down through the E below and up through the next E and the first E picked up in this step. Repeat on the opposite side. On both sides, continue working in the herringbone stitch until they meet. Reinforces stitches prior to joining ends together. Reinforces stitches shorten the length. You may need to add some additional stitches.
- Connect ends of bands together. (You will do this by passing through the last two beads on the opposite side as though you were adding them.) Following the thread path of the herringbone stitch, pass through the beads that make up the last stitch on the other end of the band. Reinforce stitch and band. Weave in thread ends and trim.