To be perfectly honest, depending on the amount of time you have, and the supplies you have access to, you might want to skip the crafting part and just go right to Amazon.com to buy some! :)
But I AM glad I made this one, since it was on my to-do list. And I enjoyed wearing it today!! Woo-Hoo!
Okay, here is the piece from Joann.com that I used for my ring's gem:
Next, I used Jewelry Fundamentals White Stretch Cord - it was really strong. I tried to pull it and stretch it to try to break it, and I couldn't. It looked somewhat like fishing line, but was much softer.
First I put the bead on the cord and then pulled the cord into the other hole and fed it back the way it came (different hole). I used this "u" shaped end of the cord for tying when I was done.
After the cord was on the main gem, I threaded small beads onto the cord's ends, which were now hanging out of the gem's 2 holes on the same side.
These are the beads I used:
And you're done! and whew, if you're lucky, you'll get a lot of compliments on it. and it might make you glad that you made it yourself after all, instead of spending the $10 for it already done!
I hope you get the chance to be creative today!