Italian tile work has always inspired me – so full of rich color and texture. This simple ring uses a combination of 4 colors of Miyuki square glass metallic beads to recreate the look of contemporary mosaic tile. I used:
- adjustable ring base with a lip edge approx 4mm high
- 4mm Miyuki square glass beads – or any square bead approx this size will work
- E-6000 or any adhesive that works with glass and metal
- tweezers, toothpicks or a magic pick to help pick up and place the beads
I started by arranging one row vertically and one row horizontally to verify the beads would fit the ring base and to see how careful I would have to be with spacing. The Miyuki beads vary a bit in size which is fine because I think it gives it a more true, artistic mosaic tile look. When positioning the beads, turn them on their sides, so you can’t see the holes. When you are happy with the layout, glue down the beads using E6000. (I flipped the beads out onto a piece of cardboard, so I could maintain the layout while I glued them down individually.) Wait about 24 hours for the E6000 to set.
Amazing and very unique 🙂
This is so pretty! I can’t believe how simple it is to make. Thank you for sharing this project!
Thank you! I love working with these beads, they are so beautiful and come in amazing colors!
Where can I find the ring?
You can purchase them through Urban Arts + Crafts. (See sidebar menu on blog.) The ring base is $9.95 each and a package of the shown assorted beads is $3.95.
Beautiful! Where do you get your ring bases?
Thank you Margaret! You can purchase them through Urban Arts + Crafts. (See sidebar menu on blog.) The ring base is $9.95 each and a package of the shown assorted beads is $3.95.
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What is the measurement of the Square where you put the beads? Is it 21.5 mm? I live in Japan and I have to look for substitutes here…
Hi Pamela, the outside measurement of the ring is 21mm x 21mm. I hope this helps!