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Wonder-Twin rings necklace

Stitch up versatile ring components using Twin beads to create an elegant necklace

Wonder Twin rings necklace

Two-hole Twin beads are great for making structural pieces, like these 3-D rings that can be used to make a substantial, yet stylish necklace. Even better: These ring components can also be used to make earrings or a bracelet.

 

In the instructions below, we’ll get you started on how to make the ring components. To view full instructions, download the free project PDF by clicking here

 

Materials

 Necklace 21 in. (53 cm)

  • 25 g 2.5 x 5 mm two-hole Twin beads in each of 2 colors: A (jet dark purple pearl), B (crystal pale lilac pearl)
  • 2 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 471, white pearl AB)
  • ball-and-socket clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12

 

Instructions

Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo a
Photo A

Ring components

 

1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, pick up a repeating pattern of a color A Twin bead and a color B Twin bead until you have a total of 40 beads. Leaving a 4-in. (10 cm) tail, tie the beads into a ring with a square knot, leaving a little slack between the beads. Sew through the first few beads to exit an A, pull the knot into the beads, and trim the tail.

 

2. Sew back through the other hole of the A your thread just exited (Photo A).

 

3. Pick up a B, and sew through the remaining hole of the next A (Photo B). Repeat this stitch around the ring, and then sew through the first B picked up in this round.

Wonder Twin B

Photo B

Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo c
Photo C

4. Sew through the other hole of the B your thread just exited (Photo C).

Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo d
Photo D
Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo e
Photo E

5. Pick up a 15/0 seed bead and an A, and sew through the remaining hole of the next B in the previous round (Photo D). Repeat this stitch around the ring, and then sew through the first 15/0 and A picked up in this round. Sew through the remaining hole of the A your thread just exited.

 

6. Fold the A your thread is exiting toward the other edge, and sew through the next B in the first round (Photo E).

Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo f
Photo F
Wonder Twin rings necklace Photo g
Photo G

7. Pick up a 15/0, and sew through the next A in the last round and the next B in the first round (Photo F). Repeat this stitch around the ring until you sew through the B before the last unattached A. Pick up one more 15/0, and sew through the unattached A in the last round and the next B, 15/0, and A (Photo G). Set this ring aside.

 

8. To make the remaining ring components, work as in steps 1-7 with the following changes:

  • Make two components starting with a ring of 32 Twin beads.
  • Make two components starting with a ring of 28 Twin beads.
  • Make four components starting with a ring of 24 Twin beads.
  • Make eight components starting with a ring of 20 Twin beads.

 

To view full instructions for this project, download the free PDF.

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