DIY: Glitter & Gold Statement Ring
I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since I posted a tutorial! That’s really appalling, and I am very sorry. So, without further adieu here is a DIY for a sparkly, glittery, shiny statement ring.
Supplies—> White polymer clay, clay glaze, a ring back, paint brush, gold spray paint, small round cookie cutter, jewelry glue, fine glitter and something to create a shape in the clay like a sunburst or triangle or flower.
Step 1—> Roll out your clay until it’s around a quarter inch thick. Then use a small cookie cutter to cut out a circle. However, you can cut out any shape you want to like a square or oval.
Side note: you should probably work on wax paper and not your table top
Step 2—> Make a shape in the center of your clay. Use a pin or another circle or whatever you feel like. I used a triangle pin, and I went around the edge of the circle of clay pushing it in so it made a star burst depression. Just make sure there is enough of a groove to put the glitter in.
Step 3—> Bake according to the directions on your clay’s packaging. Then allow to cool.
Step 4—> Spray paint. I use an 18 kt. gold spray paint (only 5 bucks at the hardware store), I find it always results in a flawless finish…and it’s so shiny.
Allow to dry
Step 5—> Pour glitter into the star burst depression. Make sure you add a black and white glitter to your mixture of colors, I find it helps balance it out and give it dimension.
Step 6 —> Mix your glaze with a little water so it isn’t very thick. Take your paint brush and brush the glaze on, go slowly so you don’t end up with a big clump of glitter. Allow to dry.
Step 7—> Glue your ring onto the back.
Once the glue dries, all that’s left is to put it on and style it up.
I know this project takes a while due to all the dry times, but I swear it is worth it.
Greek Headband DIY
Hello Dahlings! I had been staring at this boring old headband for quite some time looking for something special to jazz it up a bit. Nothing interesting enough was coming to me. I mean, I could have covered it in feathers, or ribbons or sequins, but I really wanted something new for my collection of hair pieces. However, what I ended up doing was something very old instead.
I decided to make my own felt version of a Greek headband. This was really easy to make and cost next to nothing.
Supplies —> Felt (beige or white), hot glue gun, flat headband, scissors, and gold spray paint.
Step 1 —> Spray paint one side of the felt. Let dry.
Step 2 —> Cut a template out of a piece of cardboard. I just cut out a few leaf shapes until I found one that I liked. Then use the full sheet of felt to make the leaves.
Step 3 —> Lay out all the leaves onto some cardboard, use straight pins to keep them in place. Spray paint the other side of the leaves as well as the sides of the leaves.
Step 4 —> Start gluing your gold leaves to the side of your headband. Start by gluing one on an angle at the base of the headband. Glue the next leaf on top of the first leaf you already glued down. Continue this until you reach the centre of the headband. Start up the other side until you reach the other leaves at the centre of the headband.
I know this headband might seem a little over the top, but I think it looks great with a beautiful summer dress. I like that because it’s spray painted felt it’s not too flashy or shiny, but a little more earthy. I was really thrilled to wear it.
I hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying some sunshine.