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Little Posey Ring

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This darling DIY ring has become a permanent part of our daily jewelry wear. Petite with the perfect amount of pop from the mint rhinestone, we don't think we'll be taking this gem off anytime soon.

Tools

  • scissors

Materials

  • minty green baguette in setting
  • gold crimp beads
  • elastic cord

Time

45 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials. You'll need a pair of scissors for this project.

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Thread one side of the elastic through one set of holes in the rhinestone setting. Repeat for the other side of elastic and second set of holes. Tip: you can cut a point at the end of your elastic to help with threading it through the holes.

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Pull the rhinestone to the middle of the elastic cord. You should have two even lengths of elastic hanging out.

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Start threading the gold beads onto one side of the elastic.

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As a reference guide, 31 beads (on one side) is approximately a ring size 7. Add or subtract beads to adjust for your ring size.

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Thread the exact same amount of beads on the other side of the elastic.

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Carefully measure the ring around your finger. There should be a very slight gap between the end of the beads and the rhinestone. The stretch in the elastic will hold the ring on. Add or subtract beads if needed.

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Pull the rhinestone and beads further down the elastic and cut right in the middle of the loop.

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Here's the tricky part. Tie one side of the elastic, double knotting the cord. Pull firmly so the cord isn't loose. This is definitely easier if a friend helps you hold the beads and rhinestone in place. Make sure the beads on the other side don't fall off as you tie one side. Repeat the double knot on the other side.

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Trim the elastic ends, leaving about 2 mm.

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Pull the knot through the hole to hide it, on both sides.

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Wear it alone or stacked with other bands.

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corinnedriscoll

over 2 years ago

cute!

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ChoctawCharli

over 2 years ago

So much cuter than other elastic rings I have seen!

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wigglytooth

over 2 years ago

So pretty but I just completely failed and beads are everywhere! Oh well...

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Angie456

over 2 years ago

I agree with winnieparnes. I put on the ring and the elastic snapped. I like the cute mint rhinestone and will figure out another use for it.

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@cflesch yes, shoot us an email with your address! accounts AT forthemakers DOT com

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rmboysen

over 2 years ago

I am having the same problems as others- I can't get the knots to pull through the gem's setting. I love how this ring looks in the tutorial. I finally pulled the knots through to the back of the ring so I can wear it but now the elastic is stretched out a bit. Next time it might be nice to attach a gem to a metal band...the elastic is too tricky.

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CMarra

over 2 years ago

Ditto for not having enough crimp beads

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@cickipop Happy to hear this was a success for you! Thanks for the tip!

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threshkreen

over 2 years ago

Uh Oh. It took me three tries to get the stretch bracelet from last month the correct length. I wanted it to go over my hand but have some movement on my wrist. Finally, I got it right and love it. Can this ring be done with plain thread? I think I will try that....the worst that can happen is I will have to restring it if it doesn't fit over my knuckle. I think it is real cute and cannot wait to get my "box."

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Girlcab

over 2 years ago

It was not quite a success for me, either. The knots just didn't work. One string snapped but one held up so I'm wearing it with just one. The rhinestone is beautiful.

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melanie

over 2 years ago

I taped the elastic ends down while I was tying the other side. I wasn't able to get the elastic back through the hole in the center, so I threaded them through a few of the gold beads and then snipped. It seemed to do the trick. Love the ring!

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adriannees

over 2 years ago

I used a clipboard to hold the sides when I wasn't using them. worked like a charm!

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Luvmy3pugs

over 2 years ago

I used tons of tape to hold stuff in place!

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RONDAY24

over 2 years ago

ADRIANNEES you can check out my pics I just posted them to my facebook at Ronda Pursley Yeager hope everyone had as much fun as I did with this project!!

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skullfishy

over 2 years ago

When the directions say to "Pull the knot through the hole to hide it, on both sides." i'm confused as to where i'm pulling the knot through and which hole. Is it the hole made by triple knotting the elastic by the rhinestone?

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lrandaz

over 2 years ago

Didn't receive enough beads (14 short) to have both sides match in beads!

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RONDAY24

over 2 years ago

I love this ring!! I took a tiny drop of superglue on my knot let it dry completely then pulled it through the hole. Lucky for me I had some other rhinestones in metal settings and made one in black with a dark teal stone. I have had so many compliments Thanks Girls this is a real winner!!

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@ronday24 thanks for leaving the tip! The black and teal combo sounds gorgeous!

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

That'a a great idea @adriannees thanks for posting!

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adriannees

over 2 years ago

@ronday24 - did you take pictures?! that sounds pretty :)

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@winnieparnes we knotted each side of the elastic cord three times and applied a descent amount of pressure with the knots. Make sure not to clip the ends off too close the the knot. You'll be hiding the ends under the stone so it won't look bad. This helps to keep them tied!

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GaPeach

over 2 years ago

Yes, this ring was a little tricky to complete, but it is SO WORTH IT! I love the daintiness and simplicity. I will wear this ring often.

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@skullfishy you'll want to pull the knot you made through the side hole in the rhinestone setting (for both bands). Pull slowly and gently as you don't want the elastic to break. This will hide the knot inside the setting.

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ForTheMakers

over 2 years ago

@lrandaz we'll put some in the mail for you!

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cayt

over 2 years ago

I agree with others. The tricky part wasn't so much tying the knot, it was getting it into the darn gem hole! I was unsuccessful, and the knot came untied in the process. Another (or longer) length of elastic cord would have been helpful, as now I don't have a long enough piece to try again.

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Cickipop

over 2 years ago

Very pretty ring! I used a paper clip to hold the beads on the elastic after cutting so I could tie the first side without worrying about them slipping off. I didn't have a problem getting the knot in the hole as I made sure it was very tight.

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PrettyBirdPress

about 2 years ago

The first time around, I busted one of the bands. I bought more elastic to redo it, but it's not the same and doesn't work. Can you share the specs/brand for the elastic so that I complete this project, please? I absolutely love this ring! Thanks!

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ForTheMakers

about 2 years ago

Hi @prettybirdpress it's .8mm flat elastic. We'll put a long piece in the mail for you!

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PrettyBirdPress

about 2 years ago

@forthemakers Thanks! You guys rock!

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JenHancock73

over 1 year ago

Hi! I love this ring, but I broke the elastic trying to pull the knot behind the rhinestone! Can you recommend a source for .8mm flat elastic cord? I'm having a hard time finding it! Thank you!

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DIY

about 1 year ago

Hi, I was wondering if this item will be restocked any time soon. I really want to purchase it.

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ForTheMakers

about 1 year ago

Hi @DIY sorry to say this one is completely sold out.

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DIY

about 1 year ago

Oh