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11.3.13

16 DIY Faceted Clay Rings

Contributor post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed


I've been loving the metallic trend that's happening right now, and I especially love it when it's combined with cool geometric shapes. So I dreamed up a simple little DIY that puts my two loves together, and the result is pretty cool, if I do say so myself! I'm loving these stackable, interchangeable clay rings.


If you want to make a few, gather your materials!
  • modeling clay (I used Fimo Classic)
  • X-Acto knife
  • oven and baking pan
  • liquid gilding (I used Martha Stewart brand in Gold, Brass, and Copper)
  • small paintbrushes
  • bamboo skewers

Start by molding a small amount of clay into a strip that's square on all sides. Make sure the strip is long enough to wrap around your ring finger.





Bend the strip into a circle and gently press the ends together.

Take your knife and start carving away. First, carve off the excess near the backside of the ring where the ends meet, and around the sides (where it will be between your fingers). This step will take away some of the bulk of the clay so that the rings fit neatly on your fingers.


Then, on the front side of the ring where the majority of the clay remains, start to carve facets and angles at random. There's no right or wrong way! You may have to experiment a bit to get the look that you like. Make a few!



Bake your ring according to the directions on the clay package. After they've cooled, paint your rings with the liquid gilding. I found that they dried well suspended on bamboo skewers.





Make sure that they're dry, then stack 'em up and wear 'em out! And don't be afraid to experiment with other shapes, sizes, and colors. Have fun!




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Chelsea Costa is an actor and blogger living in Los Angeles. Her blog, Lovely Indeed, focuses on a DIY lifestyle and all of the happiness that comes along with it. Follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

16 comments:

Ilaria said...

lovely rings and beautiful idea ... it reminds me ancient rings from Roman times!

Valerie Price said...

This is such a beautiful DIY...absolutely amazing!

Rebecca Alexis said...

these are so awesome. I am going to try them out with the boys. the love to wear my rings because of LORD of the Rings. I think I will have them make their own ring of power. xx

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

These are GREAT!

Vintage Home said...

...fabulous idea Thanks for it!

Mary said...

Never seen homemade rings before! Cool idea.

Mary

http://marymarysgarden.wordpress.com

Nicole said...

Super cute idea!

Lovely Idea

Beatrix Mira said...

Very cool idea! Love this

Anonymous said...

These ate great. Is there shrinkage during the baking/drying process? Did you make the finger hole a bit larger than necessary or was it sized to fit prior to baking?

Chelsea Costa said...

Hey there! I found that there was no shrinkage during the baking or drying process with the Fimo clay (I can't speak to any other brands). So I fit the rings prior to baking and they stayed true. Hope that helps!

yerina said...

they are fantastic
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Melani A said...

Great idea! I would love to make these rings :)

Tina Pippo said...

Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 :)
Have a great week!!

KatersAcres said...

Great tutorial! I included this in my Polymer Notebook email this week. Thank you for sharing.
http://katersacres.com

Manu said...

How cool is that!! Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa T. said...

Fabulous job! These are lovely ;)

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