Thursday, February 20, 2014

DIY Spiked Ring


I am loving this gold spray paint... I can't help myself!

To make your own, you will need:

  • Sculpey clay (or other polymer clay)
  • Small knife
  • Gold metallic spray paint
  • Ring blank
  • Super glue

First, knead your clay until it is soft.

Next, roll it out on a clean work surface to form a cone shape.

Comparing the size of your ring blank base to the cone, use your knife to slice off the end so that it is large enough to cover the ring blank base.

Repeat the process twice, making slightly smaller spikes.

Next, line the three spikes up with the larger in the middle.  Roll out a thin strip of clay and cut it down so it is small enough to hide underneath the three spikes.

Gently press the spikes onto the strip, smoothing it out to secure the spikes in place.

Bake your spikes according to the package directions.  I baked mine at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

When it is cool, spray paint the spikes and allow them to dry.

Finally, glue the spikes to the ring blank.  You can go vertically or horizontally- I went with vertical.  If you need to, you can give the ring another hit of spray paint to hide and glue that peeks out.

And you're done!  I love how this looks... it kind of reminds me of a stegosaurus, haha :)

Any DIY jewelry you're planning to try??

10 comments:

  1. Super cool!! Can't wait to try this out!

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    1. Thanks! Send me pictures when you do :)

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  2. I love the ring, I´m not into spikes much but I love the idea of making a ring with a tridimentional piece...

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    1. You could absolutely use this idea for any shape!

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  3. Amazing!!! It looks really great, I'm impressed) Well done)))
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a great weekend :)

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  4. wow, what a great idea, dear!
    by the way, in one of my old posts you asked about the skin care I use) my favourite one is cream for small children)))

    keep in touch, xoxo
    love, Yulia
    http://yuliasi.blogspot.ru/

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    1. That makes sense! Kids products seem to always have the least amount of extra, chemical ingredients...

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  5. This is amazing! Love this diy.

    xo erica

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