I wanted to make a cool statement ring and I have seen a lot online, but none that have totally caught my eye. When I sat down to create one, I thought I would do a ring with a modern looking pinwheel or bow. I quickly realized that wasn't going to happen with the materials at hand and I just began to play with some of my beads and findings on a little wooden disk. I laid out my findings and started to create a little collage and my statement ring started to come to life! It's super easy to make and it turned out looking really cool!
I've given the basic supply list and basic instructions below, but
for complete instructions + step by step photos, click http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2010/01/make-modern-statement-ring.html
Make a Modern Statement Ring
1.5" wooden disk
Various findings, rhinestones, washers, beads, spacers, etc. (color doesn't matter)
Liquid Fusion glue
white matte spray paint
Matte spray sealer
newspaper or cardboard surface
camera phone or digital camera
1. On a flat surface lay out your wooden disk and various findings. Play around with shapes and combinations until desired collage look is achieved. At this point, I took a picture so that I could go back to this arrangement later.
2. Lay out your various findings and disk onto cardboard. Prepare area outside or in well ventilated area for spray painting. Following spray paint directions, apply several coats, letting dry in between each application. Make sure to also flip and paint other side as well. Don't overspray...this may cause puddling on your surfaces.
3. Review your composition on your camera and start reconstructing your arrangement. I applied a little dab of glue to the backs of each finding and placed it onto my wood blank. Depending on how picky you are, you may want to use a toothpick to apply Liquid Fusion or arrange your findings using tweezers. Let dry thoroughly.
4. At this point, I actually sprayed another coat or two of spray all over the piece. I then coated it with a flat matte sealer.
5. Using glue, apply ring blank to back of wood circle and let dry.
6. Yay! You are finished! If you don't want to make a ring (or if this is just a bit too big and too annoying), you can add a pendant bail or pin back instead!
Here's a closer look at the finished project:
Please let me know if you have any questions!