About the Gemstone Ring Pattern
My second show for Jewellery Maker TV included a kit with True2 beads and pearls. Having made a few pieces of jewellery with my kit, I ended up with a few beads left over and I thought I could quickly run them up into a ring.
So this gemstone ring pattern is the result. I used easy bead-weaving techniques. If you need any help with any of them, you can find free tutorials on this website. So just download what you need.
Materials, Tips and Techniques
True2 beads are great to work with. They are similar in size to size 11 seed beads, but have lovely large holes. So it is easy to see where you are working and you can get lots of thread passes through the beads as well.
The gemstone ring pattern uses circular peyote stitch to create a simple base around the central pearl. I then embellished this with some other pearls in a beautiful pastel peach.
If you can’t find the exact pearls that I used, then just note the sizes. You can replace them with pearls or other gemstones of a comparable size.
If you have already got one of my other True2 beading patterns, then this gemstone ring pattern is perfect… It will give you the chance to use up any odd True2 beads that you have left over.
The techniques are simple, so you should be able to manage this at any level. You just need to use good quality beading thread and watch your tension as you work so that you get a neat finish.
Take care as you make the ring band. You need this to fit over the widest part of your finger, which is usually the knuckle. Check the sizing carefully and make sure you can slide the ring on and off before you finish the band completely.