Breast Cancer Awareness Ring Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Although this ring is not shy, the message is more subtle, omitting the ribbon and relying on the pink as a way to celebrate the successes or to show your support to those who have battled or are battling breast cancer. Please see our Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings for more ideas. Use this ring as inspiration but feel free to choose any beads you like. You may tuck in a ribbon charm if you like such as CHARM368. We made our version very full, putting six components on each of the three loops on the embellishment ring, but you can simplify yours. Placing larger beads here and there can help to fill in the gaps and give the ring a fuller look.
Step one: Using a 1-inch sterling silver head pin, stack two or three beads of your choice and finish with a simple loop. For help making simple loops click here. Make twelve to eighteen of these components for your ring.
Step two: Attach the components to your ring, keeping in mind that part of the appeal is the movement and that the beads will change position as you move.
Approximate size: We used a size 7, but choose the size that fits you best. Estimated time: Under one hour Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tools Used: Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106, qty 1) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108, qty 1) Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131, qty 1)
List of Components: STG 3-Loop Ring with Scroll Work - Size 7 (SS-RING05-7, qty 1) 5500 9x6mm Rose Teardrop (5500-ROS9X6, qty 2) 5500 9x6mm Light Colorado Topaz Teardrop (5500-LCT9X6, qty 2) 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz (5000-TOSMKLT6, qty 5) 5040 6mm Faceted Roundelle Rose Water Opal (5040-RWO6, qty 3) 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB (5000-ROAB4, qty 6) 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal (5000-RWO4, qty 2) 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz (5000-TOSMKLT4, qty 5) 9x6mm Pink Swirl Rondelle (CR-RL001, qty 3) 6mm Smoke Topaz Glass Roundel (GR-TOSMK6, qty 3) Antique Copper 8mm Large Hole Spacer (CA-5689, qty 3) Antique Copper 8mm Twist Large Hole Spacer (CA-5707, qty 2) 1-inch Head Pin 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 18) Toho Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz (TBRD11-34, qty 1) Toho Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown (TBRD11-46F, qty 1) Toho Bead Round 8/0 Inside-Color Pink/Pink (TBRD8-959, qty 1)
Alternate Components: Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Indian Pink AB 2x (5328-INP2AB3) Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Charm (CHARM368) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Indian Pink (5000-INP4) Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Pink Square Cut Beads (SB18-0207) 6x9mm Light Topaz and Pink Roundel Bead Strand (BS-0037) 1 1/2 Inch Head Pin .020 w/ Pink CZ (Sterling Silver) (SS-HPPK01) Medium Pink/Glowing Green Glass Teardrop Bead (CR-TD034) Druk Bead 4mm Dark Pink Opal (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-DPO4) Miyuki 8g 8/0 Opaque Luster Pink Delicas (DBL0244) Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Pastel Pink (50pc Pack) (FPS-PAP6)