I never really thought much about stretch rings until I bought one at a local fashion clothing store and found it so comfortable that I absolutely loved it and wore it all the time.
In fact I wore it out! When the elastic used in the purchased ring broke I noticed that the way it was strung together was with metal sections that had two holes or channels running through them. This gave me the idea of using two hole beads to make my own custom ring bands.
In today’s video I will show you how I took a polymer cabochon and with the help of a few Tila beads turned it into a gorgeous statement ring.
I would recommend using a strong glue such as two-part epoxy for this process. If you find that the glue dries with sharp edges on the inside of the ring after it’s cured, you can gently file those down to make them smoother.
Tools and Materials:
- Tila or Czechmate tile beads
- Elastic cord
- Two-part epoxy
- Ring mandrel or other cylindrical object to hold your piece while the glue is drying
- Plastic wrap or nonstick craft sheet
- Ring decoration of your choice
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the How To Make a Ring Band Using Tile/Tila Beads-Friday Findings Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.