Beading is such a versatile technique and once I found some quick and simple projects: beaded rings and headbands.
The headbands are made in flat netting technique and as daisy chains, the rings are made in brick stitch, which isn’t difficult, too (the site provides links and diagrams who explain/show how to do the different stitches).
I like the flat netting technique, but beaded until now only small glass tubes (see photo).
Beaded Rings and Headbands (English) (with explaining diagrams)
Browsing craftster I found one day the thread about coin rings.
Somewhere in the thread is also a link to a tutorial on how to make your own coin ring (with many explaining pictures).
I can’t image that I will ever do this, but I find it interesting enough to present it here.
Perhaps someone wants to make their weddings rings this way? ;-))
craftster: ‘coin rings! i’m an addict!!!’
Tutorial on how to make a coin ring
Peyote stitching is a fast and easy way to create your own jewelry. To see how to make a ring see i.e. the instruction for the Peyote Stitch Beaded Ring from diy network.
If you don’t know how to work the Peyote stitch you may look for ‘Peyote’ at the Basic Beading Stitch Tutorials at About.com: Beadwork.
There are also very good (german) tutorials at Perlenhobby.de, click on
‘Anleitungen’ in the sidebar left and there select one of the Peyote tutorials.
diy network: A website with lots of tutorials
Peyote Stitch Beaded Ring
About.com: Beadwork: A website with lots of tutorials about beadwork
Basic Beading Stitch Tutorials
Perlenhobby.de: A website with lots of (german) tutorials about beadwork: click on
‘Anleitungen’ in the sidebar left and there select one of the Peyote tutorials