For instance, I pinned this great ring, loving it, thinking somehow, someway I would figure out a crafty way to make this interesting piece.
And look at all the pretty colours it comes in!!!!
And here's all you need to make your own!
-optional: clay knife, ring sizer, something to roll your clay on
-baking tray (not shown)
-access to an oven
1) Condition a small amount of clay by rolling it around between your hands to soften it up. (FYI.. I used the clay I received from Wholeport a couple of months ago because I've got so many fun colours and it's way softer than any other clay I've ever worked with)
2) I like to use a large tile on my work surface. Red or black clay sometimes has so much pigment it could stain your table.
Roll out your clay into a small roll, trying to create a bit of a bulge in the middle and tapering off the ends.
3) Wrap the roll around your finger or ring sizer, snip off any extra, and gently squeeze the ends together to create a ring.
4) Embed a crystal or rhinestone by gently pressing it right into the clay.
5) Bake as per the manufacturer's instructions. I often 'double bake' my clay pieces. That just means I bake it once, remove it from the oven and let everything cool down completely, then bake it again (sometimes the next day). I'm not sure if this actually makes the clay stronger or not but I like to think so.
And that's pretty much it! You can make a whole wardrobe of rings to go with any outfit, or wear them all together~
Mine aren't completely uniform but with a bit more practice I might get there~
This is a great stash buster for all of those little bits of clay you keep, just in case.
Have you heard of DuePunti rings? Is this a trend I've completely missed or for once in my life am I ahead of the masses? Leave a comment below~