Sometimes I’ll make my own ring base using wire and a ring mandrel but for this project I used a simple adjustable ring base. This one has ten loops for attaching the beads (sometimes they have five, it doesn’t matter too much). You can find the ring bases with the jewelry findings in Michaels, Hobby Lobby or online.
Put one bead on each headpin and start a wrapped loop. Next, finish the wrapped loops and cut off the extra. Then open a 4mm jump ring (not pictured, sorry!) and put 7 beads on it and attach it to the ring base. Using the jump ring allows you to get more beads onto the ring for a fuller look. I wound up using 8 of the 10 loops on the ring base (skipping the two loops in the center) because my ring was so full that I didn’t have room for any more.
Are you in Houston? If you don’t have experience making jewelry and want to learn to make a ring like this take a look at the class schedule or contact me. Our classes last 2-3 hours and include all tools and materials.