How to Make Beaded Rings


Lone Ladybug
Use the technique from the daisy ring (left) to make a ladybug pattern (right) beaded ring.
Use the technique from the daisy ring (left) to make a ladybug pattern (right) beaded ring.

A lone ladybug rests on your ring finger, in a nest of summer colors. This beaded ring patterns plays off ladybug colors to make a pretty accent to your favorite beaded jewelry.

What You'll Need:

  • 6 inches of stretchy beading cord
  • 1 black E bead
  • 9 red seed beads
  • 4 black seed beads
  • 10 to 15 green seed beads
  • 10 to 15 clear seed beads
  • 1 small gold-tone crimp bead

Tools:

  • Needle
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Tie a knot two inches from one end of the stretchy beading cord. Thread the other end of the cord through a needle.

Step 2: Thread a black E bead onto the cord and then 10 seed beads in the following order: two red, one black, four red, one black, two red. Take your needle and run it back through the first red bead. Pull gently until you have a circle. Thread on one black seed bead, one red, and one black, and push them into the center of the circle. Pass the needle through one of the four red beads at the bottom of the circle.

Step 3: Cut off the needle and the knot at the ends of your cord. Then alternate green and clear seed beads on each side of the ladybug until the ring is the size you want.

Step 4: When you're ready to finish your ladybug ring, pull both ends of the cord through the crimp bead. Use your needle-nose pliers to close the crimp bead around the cord, and trim the ends.

Learn how to make some buzzing bumble beads in the next section.

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