Sunday, 11 March 2012

Cake Jewellery!

These cake slices have been made with polymer clay:

Cake Jewellery

Monday, 5 March 2012

Flower Bead Ring

Hello. Here is another tutorial on how to make a ring out of beads (again... will put up posts to make other things in the future!)

Flower bead ring

To make this you will need:

8 pink 4mm beads
18 blue 2mm beads
56 white 2mm beads
About 1.5m Fishing line

Start by making the centre of the flower detail (a loop of four 2mm beads).

I would continue explaining how to make the ring but I think the diagram does a pretty good job of explaining. 

How to make a flower bead ring

If you want to make a bigger sized ring you will need more blue and white 2mm beads. The list of things needed to make this ring is for a ring size L. A size chart can be found here:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Bead and wire ring tutorial

How to make....

You will need:

You will need...

50cm of 0.4mm thick wire
60cm of 0.6mm thick wire
A selection of beads (in a range of sizes)
A ring mandrel

1) Take a ring that fits you well (preferably one with a bit of space). Let it drop onto the ring mandrel and mark it with a pencil, this will be a guideline for your ring.

Mark the ring mandrel to use as a guide
2) Taking the 0.6mm wire, wrap it around the ring mandrel several times to create a ring. Once you have made the basic ring shape take one end of the wire and wrap it tightly around the wire ring four times, repeat this with the other end around a third way round the ring band. Cut the ends close to the band and using the pliers press the end into the band making sure any sharp edges are tucked in.

Wrap 0.6mm wire around the ring mandrel at pencil mark
Secure it by wrapping the ends around the ring band
3) Taking the 0.4mm, wrap one end at one of the ‘knots’ made on the ring band. 

Wrap one end of the 0.4mm wire at one of the 'knots'
4) Once you have done this, thread one bead onto the wire then wrap the wire around the band once. Take another bead, then wrap the wire around the band again, repeat this until you reach the other ‘knot’.

Thread beads onto the wire and then wrap the wire around the ring band
Continue adding beads
5) Once you are happy with the arrangement of the beads, finish up by wrapping the end of the 0.4mm wire at one of the ‘knots’. Again taking the pliers, tuck any sharp edges of the wire into the ring band.


Purple beads

Blue beads

Pink beads