Getting tired of your own rings? Are you in the mood for something new and fun? If so, here's how to make a ring with funky beads and elastic which might just be a fun and simple project for you!
The first step to getting started on this project is to gather all of the supplies you need. If you have experience with making jewelry and already have supplies of your own, all that would be needed is:
- Simple jewelry making elastic strand (clear would be the best), or a band of clear elastic, or both. This depends on what you want the ring to look like.
- Small beads (either plastic, glass or whichever you like)
- A small bowl for your beads
- Needle-threader (optional if you want to use smaller beads)
If you are new to jewelry making then all you have to do is drop by your local arts and crafts store (stores like Michael's or Joann Fabrics stock everything you need). Once you are there a staff member should be able to help you find all of the items listed above.
Okay, so now you can get started.
- The first thing that you will want to do is take the strand or band of elastic and wrap it around the finger that you wear your rings on. How many times you wrap it around is up to you. If you like wearing rings on multiple fingers you should make sure the length that you cut is smaller than the width of your finger. This way the ring can be worn on any finger that you choose.
- Take the scissors and cut the amount of elastic you have measured.
- Place a piece of tape on the end of the elastic so that the beads do not fall off once you begin stringing them.
- Now's the fun part! Start stringing the beads! If you have decided on a particular color combination go for it. If you have trouble stringing the first bead - if the beads that you have picked are very small - tries using a needle-threader. You can use this by placing a strand of the elastic into the wire opening and then poking the end of the wire all of the way through the bead. The wire should come out the other end with the strand of elastic.
- Now that you are done with stringing your beads take the tape off of the end and tie the two ends together. Make sure the knot that you make is secure so that it will not come loose. Also make sure that the end strands are discrete. Once you are done, viola! You have just made your own beaded ring. Slip it on as you like or wrap it around twice.
- If you find that you like the one you've made, make another.