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Beaded Crystal Ring

Add a beautiful piece of crystal to your look with this easy modification of our classic beaded ring. This method for making a beaded crystal ring could be used for attaching all kinds of pretty bits and pieces to a simple ring band.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Beaded Crystal Ring

Supplies:

– seed beads – these are 15° rocailles but any seed bead should work
– beading needle
– beading thread
– large drilled crystal bead
– sharp scissors

Beaded Crystal Ring

Start by making a basic seed bead ring following this tutorial (link.) Leave your tails for now so that it’s easy to avoid sewing the crystal into an area that already has a lot of threads woven in.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Choose a location for your crystal. I set mine 3 rows down from the top. Start a piece of thread and stitch around though the seed beads to anchor it – make sure you change directions a couple times so that the thread can’t easily pull out.

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Work your way to the place where the crystal should be centered and string it on.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Add enough seed beads that they reach the band when the crystal is slid all the way up against it.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Stitch into the beads to the side of the crystal.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Tighten the thread down. The crystal is against the band and the seed beads cover the thread that reaches to the band on one side of the crystal.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Stitch around in the beads on this end a few times to make sure everything is anchored securely.

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Stitch back up through the beads you just added.

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Stitch down through the crystal again.

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Stitch in a circle in the band again – this is just to make sure that half of the beads are nice and secure. This is your last chance to work under the crystal, and you’ll have to manipulate the band a bit to get under it.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Stitch up through the crystal again.

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Add enough beads to reach the band on the other side of the crystal.

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As you have so many times before, anchor this side securely.

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Stitch back up through the beads you just added.

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Add a bead to fill that little gap over the hole in the crystal. Stitch through the first row of beads you added.

Beaded Crystal Ring

Anchor that side one more time then trim your threads.

Beaded Crystal Ring