I was delighted when I came across this modern beaded ring tutorial.  Its stacked design had a row of small cube beads as the focal.  Another modern beaded ring tutorial is this one from NBeads.  Like the first one, it is a raised design but only features a single round bead.

The bead used is rather large - approximately 10 mm. So it may not suit those who don't like it that high. You could slightly adapt the design by lowering the triangular beaded portions.

I must say, I like the simplicity of this design!

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