You've Been Stringadinged
So you purchased or someone gave you a stringading micro and now you're looking to make something awesome!!! If so, you've come to the right place. Theres a lot more possibilties, than you're probably thinking of. Let's get started!
consider finished projects for ideas
If you're just starting out, you may want to consider finished products for ideas. You can sand stain and paint your ring. You can wrap it in thread. You can make a photo frame or an intricate design.
Photo Frames, Wrapped Rings, Stained and Painted Rings
The easiest project is a basic photo frame, followed by 100-200 string templates. You can also create many patterns
Staining and Painting
For staining rings, we suggest a 1-1 mix of gel stain with wipe on poly that can be obtained from local hardware stores or Walmart. For painting, a 1 part acrylic to 2 parts water can provide a good transparent color. For solid colors, we suggest Rustoleum spray paint and primer. It bonds the best to the plastic. In all cases, be sure to sand with 220 grit sandpaper first and be nice to your pins. Too much pressure from the side can break them.
PICKING YOUR THREAD
The ring micro is only limited by its size. If you want to do a project that is less than an hour then it’s best to start with a thick thread like #10 crochet, embroidery floss, or hemp cord. Just remember you are limited to about 2 loops per pin. More complex designs that require 300 strings require small threads with transparent nylon thread being the ultimate for the most complex designs. Some Stringading Ring Micros come with sample crochet #10 thread.
Choose your thread
If this is your first project then we suggest thick threads. If you decide to take on something more time consuming, know that the micro will not handle more than 400 threads.
Know your Ring
The ring micro gives you hints that help.
Every eighth pin is elongated. This makes it easy to set up patterns and count pins. There are 12 sections of 8 pins for a total of 96 pins.
Tie a Knot
Tie off to one of the twelve elongated pins
This is your starting point. For all our templates, this pin is called Green 1-1 for Green section 1 first pin. You may not need those coordinates yet. Let’s make a basic ring pattern.
STRINGING A PHOTO FRAME
The basic frame is the easiest to do without a template. You can place a photo or art in it.
Loop around every 16th pin
When you’re done, it will look like this
When you’re done it will look like this
Now loop around the elongated pins that you skipped last time
You now have a basic frame that’s great for holding photos or drawings
We looped around again and added added a 2nd thread by looping in the pins to the left and right of each elongated pin.
When you’re done just thread around the outside back to the starting pin and tie off. Add a loop if making an ornament and tie off again.
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