1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, pick up four 8/0 seed beads, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Tie the beads into a ring with a square knot, and sew through the first bead again.
2. Working in right-angle weave, pick up three 8/0s, sew through the 8/0 your thread is exiting in the same direction, and continue through the first two 8/0s just added. Repeat once to make a three-stitch strip of right-angle weave.
3. Wrap the strip around a 2-3 mm dowel if desired, and join the strip into a ring: Pick up an 8/0, sew through the end 8/0 in the first stitch of the strip, pick up an 8/0, and sew through the end 8/0 in the last stitch of the strip. Retrace the thread path through this connecting stitch, and exit an 8/0 along the bottom edge of the ring (Figure 1).
4. Pick up a color B 11/0 seed bead, and sew through the next 8/0 along the bottom edge of the ring (Figure 2). Repeat three times.