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Breast Cancer Awareness Ring

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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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Silver 3-Loop Embellishment Ring with Scroll Work - Size 7
JBB Sterling Silver 3-Loop Embellishment Ring with Scroll Work - Size 7
Code: SS-RING05-7
Size 7, Inside Circumference 54.4mm 
1-23-56+
$10.93$10.18$9.49
Qty>
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Rose
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Rose
Code: 5500-ROS9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Light Colorado Topaz
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5500-LCT9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMKLT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Rose Water Opal
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Rose Water Opal
Code: 5040-RWO6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.50$0.46$0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB
Code: 5000-ROAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35$0.32$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal
Code: 5000-RWO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMKLT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
9x6mm Pink Swirl Roundel Bead
9x6mm Pink Swirl Roundel Bead
Code: CR-RL001
Approx. Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
Sale Price: $0.21
Price: $0.31
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Large Hole Spacer
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Large Hole Spacer
Code: CA-5689
Length 2mm, Width 8mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.74$0.68$0.62
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Twist Large Hole Spacer
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Twist Large Hole Spacer
Code: CA-5707
Length 2mm, Width 8mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.74$0.68$0.62
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
Code: TBRD11-34
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.23$1.13$1.04
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown
Code: TBRD11-46F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.32$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Pink/Pink
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Pink/Pink
Code: TBRD8-959
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.66$1.53$1.41
Qty>

Alternate Components

Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Charm
Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Charm
Code: CHARM368
Height 14.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-34-78+
$4.79$4.44$4.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Indian Pink
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Indian Pink
Code: 5000-INP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Pink Square Cut Beads
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Pink Square Cut Beads
Code: SB18-0207
Size 1.8mm, 8 g bag 
Price: $1.82
Qty>
6x9mm Light Topaz and Pink Roundel Bead Strand
6x9mm Light Topaz and Pink Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BS-0037
6.5 Inch Strand, Length 6-6.5mm, Width 8.5-9mm 
1-56-1112+
$6.39$5.79$5.19
Qty>
Medium Pink/Glowing Green Glass Teardrop Bead
Medium Pink/Glowing Green Glass Teardrop Bead
Code: CR-TD034
Approx. Height 9mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Dark Pink Opal (100pc Pack)
Druk Bead 4mm Dark Pink Opal (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-DPO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.44$2.20$1.98
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Opaque Luster Pink Delicas
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Opaque Luster Pink Delicas
Code: DBL0244
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Pastel Pink (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Pastel Pink (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-PAP6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.21$3.91$3.63
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>



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