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Pagoda Ring

from Manek-Manek Beads
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Pagoda Ring
Pagoda Ring
Pagoda Ring
Pagoda Ring
Pagoda Ring
Pagoda Ring

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Peyote

Pattern Description:

A pagoda is a tapering tiered tower, built in the traditions originating in historic East Asia. These pagodas are usually built for religious reasons for the devout of Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Burma. They are sometimes Taoist houses of worship or can be structures where sacred relics are kept safe and venerated. Depending on the culture, pagodas can come in many forms from the easily recognisable tiered structure to dome-like stupas.

Traditionally pagodas have odd number of tiers. This is to relate to the Yin Yang concept, where the odd symbolises the Yang and even symbolises the Yin. Since the majority of pagodas were religious, the number of tiers is odd to symbolise the Yang, and to the effect of ridding of evil spirits, and of the positive and auspicious.

Precisely placed cylindrical Delica beads in increasing or decreasing counts allow the various tiers of the ring to enlarge or shrink symmetrically giving the appearance of a pagoda. A completely self-supporting structure, the ring is a statement piece that is strong, sturdy and yet comfortable and light to wear.

EXTENT
17 pages, over 90 illustrations & pictures, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 file format
Colour codes are not included in the purchase of the tutorial.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ring Top Height : 3.0 cm
  • Ring Top Width : 2.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Ring Band : Adjustable

Materials:

  • Delica Beads
  • Seed Beads
  • Czech Stud

You Will Also Need:

  • 6lb test Fireline is recommended
  • Sharp scissors
  • Lighting and magnification if desired
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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...

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