It’s no secret that I love gemstones, but I don’t just love painting them – I love wearing them too. Showy cocktail rings are a great way to glam up an outfit, but can often cost you up to $20+ per ring. Guys, these rings cost me about $4.00 each to make, and only took about 5 minutes each. Seriously. I’m not lying. The trick?
Go to your local rock/gemstone store (or order online if you don’t have one). The ones you see above cost anywhere between $1-$3 each.
Search through all the different gems and choose ones that have a flat side. Next, buy sizable rings. My local gemstone store (which is actually down the street…how perfect is that) sold them for .35 cents a piece. So let’s get started.
- Jewelers Epoxy
- Sizable rings with round base
- Emery board or sand paper
- Tin foil
- Toothpick or other small disposable item
1 Gently rough up the surface of your ring with an emery board or sandpaper. Wipe the ring clean, and also ensure your gemstone is clean.
2 Mix the epoxy according to the jewelers instructions. Do so on a non porous surface (such as tin foil) and mix with a disposable item (such as toothpicks).
3 Place a dab of glue on both the ring and the gemstone.
4 Press the two together.
5 Wipe up any extra glue with a paper towel, then continue to apply pressure to allow epoxy to set – 4-6 minutes.
Wow – these are so beautiful!! They would be such great birthday or Christmas gifts for some of my girlfriends. I’ve bookmarked this post and will be making some of my own at some point! Thank you for this simple and easy project – you’ve made me feel so inspired today.
Monique | WritingMonique says
These are incredible! I love these!
These are beautiful! I’m totally inspired to make some…and I actually have a gem store down the street from me too, so no excuses! 🙂
Hannah @ Eating with Alice says
These look fantastic!
I spend ages searching through my local markets for gemstone rings, and they are always so ridiculously expensive (either that, or they are cheap, but also very cheap LOOKING as well). These look so great!
So very cool, I want them all !
Wow! These gemstone rings are looking so pretty and cute.
Can i use a strong craft glue instead of epoxy?
You could try but I honestly wouldn’t trust a craft glue to be strong enough.