In the hope that there is going to be some lovely warm weather soon (even if it is a bit late) we thought we’d share a project from our sister blog, JewelryFromHome, which is perfect for wearing with sandals and summer dresses.
These bright and colorful DIY rings are a quick make and perfect for adding a dash of summer to our fingers. The project uses shop bought gold rings and colourful jewels that can be picked up in most craft stores or recycled from old jewelry to make these beauties.
Materials – gold-plated rings (go at least one size larger than you need, we bought ours on our local highstreet), you can buy blank ring bases in most craft stores, 0.3mm gold-plated wire, a selection of costume jewels in mounts (we used a mix of jewels from our local haberdashery and from old jewellerry that we cut down to size and strong glue or a glue gun.
Step 1. Fix your jewel to the ring base and leave to dry
Step 2. Cut a length of wire approx. 60cm, wrap under the ring base and through the holes in the jewel mount to fix into position. Ideally you want to have even lengths of wire sticking out the holes.
Step 3. Wrap your wire around either side of your jewel, this can be as long as you want (ours was just under 1cm).
Step 4. Take another piece of wire about 30cm long, wrap into place and then wrap around your jewel making a ‘nest’ effect. To finish, do a few wraps around the main ring and then carefully tuck the end in the wire so that it doesn’t catch.
And if this whet’s your appetite, the Jewelry from Home Jewelry Making for Absolute Beginners class is FREE, so make sure you sign up today.