Beaded Rosebud Ring—FREE Beading Pattern
When your read the title of this post did the following questions come into your mind? Beaded rosebud ring of possibilities? What does she mean by that? The idea of this post came from the previous post called the Quick & Easy Rosebud Bracelet—Click Here for the post. I really liked the rosebud component of the bracelet and thought it would be very versatile. I imagined that a bracelet made with only rosebuds would make a very sweet bracelet. It could be worn with the original design or I could make three of them and wear them all together. But, I didn’t have time for that. So, opted for the ring. Then I thought the reader might like to see some other possibilities for the design—silver versus gold and pink versus cream. Are you beginning to see the possibilities?
1g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (or Silver) (A)
7 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (or Silver) (B)
12 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Charlotte Olive Jade Luster (C)
4 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Cream Airy Pearl (or Pink Airy Pearl)(D)
2 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Cocoa Airy Pearl (E)
Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.15mm (.006”)–Frost
Big Eye Needle
Note on Ring Band: I work the ring band off of both sides of the focal component and have them meet in the middle. I use the tail to create one side and the working thread for the other side.
Rosebud (make 2)
- Use about a yard of beading thread to pick up 1 D and 3C, leaving an 8-10″ tail. Pass through the second hole of D. Repeat step twice. Pick up 1B. Pass through the first D and the first 2C.
- Embellish outside edge. Pick up 1E and 3B. Pass through the second hole of E. Skip the 1C and pass through the next 2C and D.
- Pick up 1 D and 3C. Pass through the second hole of D. Repeat step twice.
- Close the rosebud by passing through next D and the first 2C.
- Embellish second outside edge. Weave through the beads to be in position to repeat step two. If you would like to work both sides of the band off of the focal component, then weave the working thread and the tail thread to the middle of the 3B group.
- Create a right angle weave band. Pick up 3A. Pass through B and the first 2A. Continue working the right angle weave stitch until you have achieved the desired size. If you would like the ring to be more sturdy, then repeat the thread path. You should do this before connecting the two ends because tighter stitches can make a smaller band. You might need to add a couple of stitches.
- Join both sides of the band together. Pick up 1A. Pass through the corresponding A on the other side of the band. Pick up 1A. Complete the circuit by passing through the original A. Repeat thread path a couple of time to make secure. If needed reinforce more stitches while you weave in thread ends and trim.
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