When I was talking about the weakness of thin Sculpey clays, I meant in the thinnest orientation. Unfortunately, any clay that would fit on your finger and allow you to close your fingers together would be "thin" in terms of clay .
In fact, the only shapes which are strong when using Sculpey clays are the inherently strong ones (like balls, oval balls, etc.). Now you *would* have to stress the baked Sculpey to make it break, but it's likely to get stress if worn. (If you stressed a non-thick piece of another brand, it would simply bend because it's not brittle like the Sculpeys.)
I'm not sure which of my pages you looked at, but I have literally thousands of links at my website which go to photos and visual lessons, etc.. Some pages have more than others, of course.
Anything in blue is a link like this (though unfortunatley about 20% of them no longer work because the website owners have moved, the photosharing site has gone out of business, etc.).
The links are scattered throughout each page, but on some pages most websites are still listed at the bottom because I haven't had time to sort them into the appropriate sub-category above or because they incorporate an example of more than one sub-category.
ForevrBee, Yes, Sculpey III (and also SuperSculpey and plain white or terra cotta Sculpey --all in boxes) are just brands of polymer clay.
The Sculpeys are the weakest of the brands after baking anywhere they're thin or project out from something though, so wouldn't be the best for rings. All the other brands are strong and flexible when thin -- Premo, FimoClassic and FimoSoft, Kato Polyclay, Cernit (and others you probably won't find in the U.S.).
As for rings, there are various ways to make them which will work, though rings aren't made by polymer clayers all that often. All other kinds of jewelry are though! If you want to see some photos of polymer rings and read about how various people have made them, check out this page then click on the sub-category "Rings": http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/jewelry.htm
To keep a ring of clay from distorting, one way would be to form it over something bakable like a dowel, etc., then actually bake and cool it on that armature.
Both of those things can also be covered (or partially covered) with polymer clay . If you're interested in checking that out, take a look at this page: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm (under the subcategories for "Glass" ...and "Paper,Cardboard" or "Wood" depending on what yours are made from)
You can make some very convincing faux bone with polymer clay too! (it can be carved after baking, or it can be shaped with molds or other instruments before baking... also "antiquing" it a bit with brown paint will bring out the graining or just make it look aged, etc.)
If you're ever interested in checking that out, look on these pages:
Here's some info from my website that could be helpful... (the apply to polymer clay gifts, but some of the color ideas, etc., might work:
(Gift ideas ... for "men")
. . . As for color, neutral or darker colors would be traditional and safe for men. Some gold or other metal looks might work, especially if they're used as outline or detailing. "Men's" pattern designs are often abstracts, geometrics/mosaics, plaids, small repeated patterns --just reduce the heck out of the cane, faux granite/marble/lapis, etc., or simulated wood, wood "inlay," appliques, etc. Of course, non-traditional men have even more possibilities . . . :-)
Themes . . . sports, occupations, dogs/pets, hobbies, computers, areas of the country/world, nature/camping, cars/boats/planes, gardening, science/math, poker/bridge, a project they worked really hard on, family memories, childhood interests/events, architectural details or structure, historical stuff/maps/symbols, and anything indicating motion! . . .
There seem to be the brown kind of eye "circles" and the grayer-bluer kind... I've got the grayer ones. The allergist said it can be allergies, but he also said that some people just have thinner skin around their eyes than other people do (and women have thinner skin in general than men). I don't know if this is the whole story, but it helps to know a little anyway. (The brown ones seem to be totally genetic, but one of these days we may find out that taking Vitamin XYZ will eliminate them all, who knows???)
I do find concealer to be what hides mine well ...BUT... I don't use *regular* concealer. It just doesn't seem to be as good as my long time fix, Max Factor Pan Stick ... I use True Beige. That stuff is thicker than regular concealer, and may have more titanium oxide (dioxide?) in it too ... titanium is actually *opaque* so it really hides.
For the best results, rub off a little bit from the top of the (wide) stick onto a finger, then apply it under eyes (gently) --covering that with a bit of powder (and even repeating the whole thing twice) will really make it stay on there, if needed.
I can't be bothered with all those steps most of the time though. I just do the undereye part with Pan Stik, then more forcefully rub a few dabs of it on my cheeks and nose to even out the skin tone and mesh with the undereye stuff, hit the cheeks with a tad of blush, and I'm outa there (maybe 45 seconds total)