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I am a jewellery and craft designer in Bristol. I specialise in handmade hammered sterling silver and copper jewellery, rustic earthy metal stamped jewellery. Name toe rings and textured rings

Saturday, 4 June 2011

How to make Swarovski cocktail ring jewellery tutorial

 So, a new idea here.  I have made a jewellery tutorial showing how to make a stunning Swarovski bicone cocktail ring, ideal for weddings, special occasions, prom nights or nights out.  A sparkling dress ring.  Can be made in any colour. 

You will need 37 Swarovski 6mm bicones of your choice. 37 4mm czech round beads complimentary colour, 38 delica seed beads complimentary colour and nymo thread,beading needle size 10 or 12 and sieve back adjustable ring and chain nose pliers.
 STEP 1 - Cut nymo thread about 36" and tie delica seed bead leave 3" tail. Bead through a hole in back of ring sieve plate add one 4mm czech bead,1 6mm swarovski bicone,1 delica seed bead.

 STEP 2 - Go back through swarovski bicone and czech bead into same hole you came up through do NOT go through delica bead.

STEP 3 - it should look like this.  Pull tight as you want your ring to be nice and taut not have all the beads floppy.  You need to pull tight between each set of these beads.

STEP4 - Bead around outside of ring or you could start from the middle if you prefer i like to do outside to get those beads as tight as i can then pack in the rest.  It does get hard to see the holes as you work into the centre.  

When you have gone through all holes you will need to secure on back of ring by weaving in and out of beads few times and tying off.  Then attaching the sieve ring to the base is fiddly, the trickiest bit.  I use long chain nose pliers to bend 4 little prongs on the back over carefully.

                               DAH DAH the finished product                               

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Thanks x


  1. The ring looks fantastic! Bling lovers will like it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Okay to feature and link in a future blog post so others can come visit? Thanks, Pearl

  2. THank you Beading Gem of of course feel free to feature this article in a blog post.

    Jenny x

  3. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This work is very beautiful and nice,,


  4. beautiful. The clearest tutorial I have found so far. Thank you very much!

  5. That was a great tutorial. In fact I never thought about making a ring before and now that gives me ideas. It's a fun thought. Yours is very elegant looking and the box makes it even more so.

  6. This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    I would love to make one.
    Could you please tell me where I can purchase the ring base...I need an online supplier who posts overseas to Australia.
    Hope you can help me to purchase a base.
    Blessings and (((HUGS))
    Halina in Australia

    1. http://www.prettycreativeathawthornlane.com/14mm-SP-Sieve-Disc-and-adjustable-ring-base-to-bead/3248.htm

      This place posts to Australia i think which is where i got my findings from it is a sieve back adjustable ring base. Any problems let me know.

      Thanks for commenting

    2. Thank You Very Much....I ordered a few and am having GREAT fun making them.
      Thank You again...I appreciate your help very much.
      Blessings and (((HUGS)))
      Halina in Australia

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