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Jan. 20th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm [Tutorial] Bar and Ring Toggle
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Tutorial : Bar and Ring Toggle
Level : Beginner
Technique : Peyote







Equipment:
- Seed beads 11/0 (or Delica beads 11/0)
- Seed beads 15/0
- Pearl 4 mm. (or crystal 4 mm.)
- Nymo or your favorite thread
- Needle

My bar and ring toggle are very similar to Laura McCabe's version.

Bar

1.



On the comfortable length of thread, add fourteen 11/0 seed beads.

You can +/- the number of seed beads as you see fit for your bracelet. But keep it even number for easy peyote.

2.



Working peyote stitch back to your first bead.

3.



Make twelve rows. Or you can count six beads on both sides.

4.



Zip the first row to the last row together. You will get the tube. Feel free to sew back again to tighten the zip.

5.



Now we add the embellishments at both ends. Actually, it is your choice how you make them. Most people love to add beads fringe with one 4mm bicone or pearl and three seed beads. But here is mine.

Coming out of one of the seed bead at the end of the tube, add one pearl and sew to the opposite seed bead.

6.



Sew to the next seed bead at the end of the tube. Add three 15/0 seed beads and sew to the next end seed bead of the tube. Repeat adding three 15/0 around the tube.

7.



After you made three sets around the tube. Sew to the next seed bead and first 15/0 seed bead (red arrows).

8.



Add one 15/0 seed bead (red arrow). Sew to the 15/0 seed bead of the previous set and to the seed bead of the tube (blue arrows). Sew to the next seed bead and repeat this step to fill the remaining two gaps with 15/0 seed bead.

9.



You will get a cute flower at the end of the tube. Sew back into the tube and make the embellishment at the other end.

10.



Sew to the center bead of the tube and make the tab to connect to your bracelet.

The tab is also your choice. You can weave it with peyote or right angle weave.

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Ring

1



On the comfortable length of thread. Make a ring of thirty eight 11/0 seed beads. The number of seed beads here can be +/- as you see fit with your bar.

2.



Begin peyote stitch with 11/0 seed beads around the ring.

3.



Sew to the inner bead and add another two rows of peyote with 15/0 seed beads.

You can stop here if you need something flat. But make sure your beads are secure to each other.

4.



Make another row of peyote with 11/0 seed beads.

5.



Repeat another row of peyote with 11/0 seed beads.

6.



Then, another row of peyote 11/0 seed beads.

Do not worry if your 11/0 seed beads look bend, we zip them in the next step.

7.



Zip the two sides together. You can sew them again to hold your ring tight.

8.



Make a tab to connect your ring to your bracelet. Again the choice of stitch is yours.



I hope this tutorial will be useful to you. This toggle is a basic. You can adjust the number beads or change them as you see fit to your project.

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From:2nds2disaster
Date:January 20th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
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I can't wait to try this -- what a great tutorial!
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From:00smittenkitten
Date:January 20th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Wow, will try soon!
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From:auronsgirl
Date:January 20th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I used to make the Laura McCabe version of this type of toggle, but your tutorial looks so much easier! I can't wait to try it.

I also like to use the "Sparkly Wheel" netting pattern to make toggles. Super quick and easy, but a little more expensive, since you need fire polish beads or Swarovski bicones to make it.
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From:christhawk
Date:January 20th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
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That looks great! I can't wait to try!
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From:blackcatx3
Date:January 20th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Sweeeet! This is a keeper for when I get back to doing jewelry! Thank you.
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From:mommamacnz
Date:January 20th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, you have made it look easy. Can't wait to try it.
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From:thinkpinkink
Date:January 21st, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
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thanks for the tutorial!
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From:salemkaika
Date:January 21st, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
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i've been waiting with bated breath to see this
thank you so much for posting it ^.^
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From:mephrina
Date:January 21st, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
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Thank you, very clear and beautiful!
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From:astra58
Date:January 21st, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Awesome tutorial! I've always attached a jump ring and metal clasp/toggle finding to my beaded bracelets because I never liked the look of the beaded clasps. This one is absolutely gorgeous and one I'd happily put on my bracelets.

I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting it!!
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From:ridingthesunset
Date:January 29th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the tutorial!! :) Awesome work, as always. Can't wait to try.
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From:crimsonbatlady
Date:March 6th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
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What kind of thread is best for this? I generally use fishing line, but it's almost impossible to get the peyote to work for me with it. The beads always want to squish together, rather than forming staggered rows. >.< It is very frustrating to me!
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From:paradisia
Date:July 21st, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
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Very well done. Thanks for sharing!
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From:Amina Bhouri
Date:September 28th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
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Merci énormément pour ces explications claires et simples
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From:Amina Bhouri
Date:September 28th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
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Merci énormément pour ces explications claires et simples