Just recently, they posted this pattern for crocheted beaded rings: http://blog.bramcostpublications.com/2011/01/06/ring-in-the-vintage-new-year-day-6a-vintage-beaded-ring-pattern.aspx. I’m in love with these fun rings and can’t stop making them!
I’ve been using elastic thread available from any Joann’s. I would highly recommend picking up some beading needles while you’re there as it will make your life easier.
The rings are super simple to make. The hardest thing is that you are working on a small scale so it’s sometimes hard to see your stitches (keep in mind, I did just get a prescription for TRIfocals so it could just be me!). With that said, the elastic is very forgiving so if you skip a stitch here or there, you probably won’t notice it.
You can use any size beads, not just the sizes listed. As long as the beads are large enough to be strung onto the elastic thread, you can use them. The larger the bead, the larger your ring. You can also vary the size of the ring by changing up how many beads you use.
Like potato chips, I think you’ll find with these rings that it’s hard to stop at just one!