Saturday, February 18, 2012

DIY Accent Rings






These are really easy to make - from old clip-on earrings. Here's how:


You may also want to use a metal file to file any rough edges off of the clip-on.


Cut small slits in a piece of cardboard and slide ring blanks in to hold steady. Apply adhesive and attach earring. If you want your rings to be really durable you may want to use a strong epoxy adhesive. I wasn't too worried about it, so I used E6000 which I already had on hand - it's pretty strong and should hold pretty well. Let adhesive dry completely - at least overnight- before wearing your rings.

A few of my favorites:


I love this one - made from seashells.





29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I need to get some E6000 and ring blanks...

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  2. Awesome idea! I especially like the pearl-ish looking one. That would be like $80 at Anthro.

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  3. These are so cool! What a great idea!

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  4. This is such a cute idea! If you would like to add your link to my blog, just go to the link up tab! I love all your ideas!

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  5. What a fantastic Idea! Thanks for the share.

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  6. these are lovely I love big chunky rings

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  7. Great fashionable idea! Thank you for sharing:)

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  8. Love the owl. I bet it was a pin. I have a stylized rabbit from the 60s that looks alot like your owl. Maybe the same designer. I'm going to keep it as a pin, though, and pass it on to a granddaughter. I love the idea of single earrings as rings, though. And you could use single buttons, too. Some of those antique buttons would make great rings. Thanks for the quick tut. I love when they are not so wordy.
    Hugs!

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  9. These are beautiful! I have a box of 'bits' just crying out for this tutorial! Thank you.

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  10. Wow! Wonderful idea! Thanks for this tutorial.

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  11. I wear a large ring on my middle finger, so I love this post! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  12. These are amazing. So smart. Love the big gold rind with the blue stone.

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  13. mmm,ok, it's time to buy ring blanks! :D

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    kisses!

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  14. SO fun! I love this idea and all of your accents are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great project. I am stealing this.

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  16. Funny I just bought ring blanks yesterday to make my own! I'm going to use stones though. Yours are beautiful thinks for the extra ideas!

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    1. Where do you buy ring blanks

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    2. I buy my ring blanks at Hobby Lobby. I would guess Joann's also has them.

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  17. That's such a great idea. I have a pair of earrings and lost the stone off one of them - now I know what to do with the other.

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  18. This is such an incredible idea! Thanks so much for sharing-- I'm pinning it as well :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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  19. These are awesome. I have a stash of old clip earrings for crafting and this is on my "to do" list.

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  20. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Love it. Very cool.

    -Mezzy @

    http://recycledrepurposedrenewed.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. Vintage rings are my favorite jewelry, this is a great way to make your own. Thanks for the tips! :)

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