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.