Geared Ring Tutorial

Geared Ring Tutorial

 Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue Designer TipsCut a strip of 20-gauge sheet 2.75" long. Smooth and straighten with a nylon hammer.Optional: Texture or stamp (see "How to Make a Metal-Stamped Charm" technique sheet below).For a matte finish, scrub the surface with steel wool (or even a green dish scrubbie!).File the corners and edges smooth using a #2-cut needle file.Use a pair of nylon-jaw ring-bending pliers to bend the band into shape. Overlap the ends at least 0.25".Check the size on …
Oct 31st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Fit for a Queen Ring Tutorial

Fit for a Queen Ring Tutorial

This simple project features crystal rivoli stones and 1-time adjustable ring blanks with a bezel setting. Created by: Amy Mickelson Steps to Make These RingsWhile most colors of Swarovski crystal rivolis are gone, these settings work with most other major brands of 12mm and 14mm rivoli stones, including Preciosa and Matubo. To use one of the remaining colors of Swarovski rivolies, browse our full selection of 12mm & 14mm crystal rivoli stones.Place the correct size of rivoli stone …
Oct 31st 2021 Amy Mickelson
Fashion and Function Pin Cushion Ring Tutorial

Fashion and Function Pin Cushion Ring Tutorial

Created by: Amy Mickelson Designer TipsCreate a cardboard template 2.5 times the diameter of the bezel (approximately 2.25" for this ring).Using a doubled 36" piece of sewing thread, knotted at one end, sew a running stitch around the edge of the fabric piece about 5mm in from the edge.Add stuffing and draw the fabric in by pulling the thread tight. Once you've achieved a round shape that fits the bezel cup, secure the thread with several knots and cut excessive thread.Glue into bezel using …
Oct 31st 2021 Amy Mickelson
Herbaceous Polymer Ring Tutorial

Herbaceous Polymer Ring Tutorial

Created by: Jaci Boston Designer Tips Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the clay, since polymer clay tends to pick up any dirt and dander that may be hiding.Use a pasta machine to condition and flatten the clay.Pinch off a small piece of clay and form a flat teardrop petal shape. Pinch it together. Make another teardrop and wrap around the first piece. Continue to make larger petals and attach to the outside.Bake the piece according to the manufacturer's instructions.If you do …
Oct 31st 2021 Jaci Boston
Jet Scarab Copper Ring Tutorial

Jet Scarab Copper Ring Tutorial

Depending on the beads you use, this quick and easy unisex design can go from frilly and feminine to macho and masculine.  Created by: Michelle Horning   Designer TipsFor step-by-step instructions, see the Double Wrap Hammered Ring portion of our 2014 blog post on creating rustic hammered wire wrapped Swarovski crystal rings.Putting a small bend in the wire on either side of the bead before attaching to the thicker gauge wire will help keep the bead in place.Make sure the ends of the l …
Oct 27th 2021 Michelle Horning