>Beading an Everlasting Flower Ring

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A couple of weeks ago, I received a very generous package of beading supplies from Beads Direct UK. They sent me some Swarovski crystal beads, gorgeous semi-precious beads, and a few tubes of mixed seed beads! They also sent me a few beautiful Swarovski silver-plated filigree flowers that I wanted to use right away. So this weekend, I tried another one of my beading experiments. 

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First, I flipped through one of my favourite beading books for inspiration – Beadwork Creates Beaded Rings. Then, I looked in my bead stash for a pink mix of seed beads. I created this mix when I was working on my beaded Banksy pink car. I’m not really a pink person, but I thought this colour would contrast the smoky gray Swarovski crystal filigree that I wanted to use. So, I began by creating a small peyote-stitched circle using black Nymo thread. 

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When my circle reached the desired size, I stitched some pink petals around the edges. Since I wasn’t following any kind of pattern, I ended up with 9 petals! I don’t think any flower exists with 9 petals! Each petal may be slightly different than the others, but I decided that gave the beadwork character. After I completed the petals, I carefully stitched the filigree into the center of the beadwork. 

Japanese Czech glass seed beads Beads Direct UK bead embroidery beaded Swarovski filigree flower cocktail ring beadwork etsy

Next, I used my new Forest seed bead mix to create the band for my ring. This was done with a new thread in a simple peyote stitch. I wove through the beads of the band several times to strengthen it. Then, I buried both ends of the thread in the beadwork. 

Japanese Czech glass seed beads Beads Direct UK bead embroidery beaded Swarovski filigree flower cocktail ring beadwork etsy

Now my beaded Everlasting Flower ring is complete! It is a beautiful beaded cocktail ring! To see more photos of this design in my Etsy shop, please click the image above. I think I can mark this beading experiment as a success! What colour do you think my next Everlasting Flower ring should be?🙂


*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Beads Direct UK. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

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