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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Elastic Ring:.

My mom was in town a few weeks ago, and she was wearing this super cool ring. I loved the way it looked, and then when she showed it to me, I thought - hey, I can make that!

So I did.

Here's what you need:

- elastic cord
- spacer beads
- roundelle beads (2 per ring)
- pearl or some other larger bead for the middle
- E6000 glue


Cut off a small piece of cord. Leave yourself enough room to tie and knot it when you are done.


Put your larger bead in the middle with your two roundelles sandwiching it.


String on spacer beads on each side. You can measure with your finger as you go.


Tie a few knots.


Cut off your excess cord and put some E6000 glue over your knot. This will prevent your knot from coming un-done; elastic cord likes to do that if left on its own!


Let the glue dry, and then admire it on your finger. (Yes, my fingers are chubby. I explained yesterday that they are actually just strong from my blogging and piano playing.)



I LOVE these rings, and have gotten so many compliments on them! They are easy and quick to put together. And how wonderful would this be for a pregnant lady! I get pretty swollen, and I'd love to have a ring that doesn't feel like it's tearing the skin off of my fingers when I try to put it on or take it off! These are also great gifts for those whose finger size you are un-sure of.

Don't feel like making one? I'll have some in the shop soon!

Send me pictures if you make one; I wanna see!

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12 comments:

  1. That is cool! The only question I have is what kind of knot(s) did you use to tie it off?

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  2. I would love it if you would guest post on my blog!!! This is so neat and so easy! My followers would love it!

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  3. SO cool! I will absolutely be making at least a few of these!
    Allie

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  4. This is great!

    Link it up at my new linky party,
    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party.html

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  5. Very cute! I will be making some for sure!

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  6. I love it! Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

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  7. This is really pretty! I need to try it! I wear a size 4 ring so it's really hard to find anything cute that small. Thanks for the tute!

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  8. Wow, super cute and unbelievably easy! I actually have all of those supplies on hand right now. Can't wait to try some!
    These would make great stocking stuffers for the gals in the family! !

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  9. So Cute Summer!!! makes me want to attempt jewelry making. I'll put it on my to-do list :)
    Have a great day

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  10. I've been meaning to get some of that stretchy jewelry stuff! What fun! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

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  11. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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Sumo:)