The Czech glass Rivoli at the center of this design is full of smoldering volcano colors. I used some of those colors as inspiration when choosing the seed beads for this ring.
TOHO Treasures are wonderful cylinder seed beads that work really well when stitched together. They are uniform in size and exhibit vibrant colors, so they look great in any stitch. Cheri used TOHO Treasure beads in the perfect colors to match the Matubo Czech glass Rivoli for her ring. Choose your favorite Rivoli and seed beads to create a variation of this look.
Add a stopper bead to one yard of thread. Using a needle, thread an even number of TOHO Treasure 11/0 seed beads, alternating in color from matte mauve mocha to higher-metallic dark amethyst. You will need enough seed beads to fit around the Rivoli. We used 36 seed beads. Loop your thread back around through the beads to form a circle and tie a knot in your thread.
Move your thread so that it is coming out of the first row of the bezel to start working on the front of the bezel. Also make sure that your Matubo 14mm Czech glass Rivoli in crystal volcano is in place in the bezel. Add a row of 15/0 copper beads. Add another row of 15/0 beads, but this time you will skip adding every other bead to create a scalloped edge. Tighten the front of the bezel by weaving through the final row of beads again.
Move your thread so that it is coming out of the last row added to the back of the bezel. Add another row of 15/0 copper beads.
Add another row of beads to the back of the bezel. This time you will add four matte 11/0 Treasures, five 15/0 copper beads, four matte 11/0 Treasures, and five 15/0 copper beads, as shown in the image below. Each end of the band will be woven into each section of the matte 11/0 Treasure beads.
Tighten all of the beads and tie off your thread and add a new one. You can also continue with the existing thread if it's long enough.
Now you will create the band of your ring. With your thread exiting out of the first matte 11/0 Treasure in one section of the back of your bezel, add a matte 11/0 Treasure and go through the next existing matte 11/0 Treasure, as shown in Figure 2 of our Eye of the Volcano PDF Diagram. Add another matte bead, and go through the next existing matte bead. Add another matte bead and then go through the final existing matte bead. You want to make sure the TOHOs added in this step "snap" into place between the existing beads.
Continue to make the band with an odd-count peyote stitch, as shown in Figure 3 of the PDF diagram. The next row will feature three matte beads. The third row will feature three matte beads. The fourth row will feature one matte bead, two shiny Treasures, and one matte bead. Continue the pattern as shown in the PDF diagram.
We worked about 10 rows on this side of the band (just enough to start the rows with the 15/0 copper bead in the center). Once you have about that many rows, move your thread to the section of matte Treasures on other side of the bezel and repeat steps 7 and 8 on this side. Continue this side until the band is the correct size to fit your finger and weave/zip the two ends of the bands together. Tie off and secure your thread.
List of Components Matubo 14mm Czech Glass Rivoli Crystal Volcano (MRIV14-VOLV, qty 1) TOHO Treasure 11/0 Matte Mauve Mocha Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-703, qty 1) TOHO Treasure 11/0 Higher-Metallic Dark Amethyst Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-503, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Dark Copper (TBRD15-222, qty 1)
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