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Tiny Treasures on the Fingers!

About this design:

Inspired by the sale this week here at Lima Beads, I decided to get in with the new minimalist rings made with wire or stretchy cord and tiny beads. I see them for sale on major sites for handmade jewelry so I decided to use some of my tiny treasures to make a few for myself! I didn't have any .5mm stretch cord so I used wire, 24 and 26 gauge to make some then I went with 1mm stretch cord to do some others. I haven't tried to sell any, just did this today, but they sell anywhere from $8-$38 on some sites. So, make some for yourself, make some for your friends and by all means, make some to sell! Just strand them on wire or the stretch cord and then slide them on your fingers! They are cute, I promise! And they finish in less than five minutes!

Next pictures are of someone else's use of tiny treasures. Pictures from my trip last year.


The last photo shows from left to right, freshwater pearls, lapis, apatite, rose quartz, hematite, freshwater pearl, pink freshwater pearl, hessonite, turquoise, freshwater pearl, hessonite, dalmatian jasper, garnet. I used vintage freshwater pearls and hematite and garnets (both about 3mm) then I went on to tiny turquoise (2.8mm) and some dalmatian jasper. For size reference, the rose quartz and dalmatian jasper is about 4.2mm. Parawire 24g and 26g in antique brass. Artistic Wire, 26g. 1mm elastic cord in clear. And, choose your favorite tiny treasures here during the sale to get some Christmas presents made! You could get the chakra mix 4mm round and make several to stack! You may need more that one strand of those if you want a size 8 or larger of the specific colors/stones. Or, the 4mm blue kyanite, those would be perfect! Go to gemstone beads and sort by shape, round, then choose the smallest sizes. ALL of those are on sale this week! I bet some of the Czech glass rounds would work, too.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Your rings are a terrific way to wear your favorite gems nor than one at a time.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What a cute collection of tiny gems! These would be great small gifts or stocking stuffers! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Cute and fun. Looks like you have one for each finger.

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    What a great idea! I can whip up some of these & do a free gift with purchase or just sell them at the bazaar. Yea for great ideas! Yours are adorable.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Great job, Jogi. I really enjoy making the minimalist pieces too. You have an awesome collection! Perfect for a fall show!

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a fantastic idea! I’m surely going to make a few for myself & friends. And, I must say, the beaded flowers are gorgeous! I knew a friend who used to make stemmed flowers, and she had them in vases in every room. At first, I thought these were table sculptures made of ceramic–but the seeds beads take them to a whole different level.

  7. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    My stash! Sold three of them today and plan on taking many to our church on Saturday for a fund raiser for Missions. We are having a yard sale, fish fry and dessert sale so why not take the rings, too?21 I will tell you that while I love 4mm, my favorites for these babies are smaller freshwater pearls, 3mm gemstone rounds and faceted, and 2mm Czech Glass Druks. I have made several with a sweet gold or silver bead in the center. I want to try one with 4mm Lapis and add a orange melon bead or two as dangles. Since those are Auburn colors, I have some neighbors who really love to advertise their love for that team and the rings can double as Halloween pieces in their fav colors! The designs are limitless and they are sooooo quick to put together and so cute, too!


  8. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Crystal, the beaded flowers were incredible. My sons and I noticed them right away at this particular museum but our friend told me later that he wished he had spent more time looking at the fused glass flowers on the table at the entrance. He was amazed that these were all made with seed beads.

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