Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!: Make Clay Geometric Gem Rings
Maker: Delineate Your Dwelling
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 1 Day (including drying time)
Project Cost: Less than $5 per set
These rings are just so delicate and pretty. You can make a whole bunch at once and give them to your girlfriends or colleagues. Run around shouting “YOU get a ring! YOU get a ring! YOU get a ring!…”
- Roll a small ball of wet clay into the basic size and shape you want your finished geometric gem to be. Make sure it’s about the same size as the flat surface on the ring blank you’ll glue it to.
- Let the two balls dry a few hours until they are just hard enough to carve and shape them a little bit. If they aren’t dry enough, the clay will pull instead of slice off as it should.
- Once the clay is completely dry and the shape you want it to be, it’s time to start painting! You can stick to one color, or switch it up between each individual surface facet. Use the gold foil pen for extra glam.
- Once the paint is dry, adhere the geometric gems to the ring bases using the strong glue. (While the rings dry, you can stick them in a small bowl of rice to keep them upright and not touching anything else.)
Many thanks to Amy over at Delineate Your Dwelling for sharing the rings she made. More photos and information are on her blog…
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