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« on: February 05, 2018 09:24:10 AM »

Trinket dishes are inexpensive, beautiful and fun to make. Make our ring bowl for yourself or as a gift for someone else. So practical and pretty!



Here are the supplies youll need to make your own ring bowl.

Clay in various colors
Metallic gold acrylic paint
Paint brushes
Knife
Rolling pin or another device to flatten clay by rolling
Circular cookie cutter
Bowl of the size and shape you would like your bowl to be
Oven to bake bowl
Cookie sheet or pan for baking
Nonstick, clean surface



Instructions:

First, decide how much of each clay color youd like to use. The clay comes with striations for easy cutting, and for this dish, I used:

One full stripe of white clay
Half stripe of gray clay
Half stripe of beige clay
Quarter stripe of black clay

I like a more natural look for the bowls, so I like to concentrate on the more neutral colors as the bulk of the clay. Then for this bowl, I added in the following colors:

Half stripe of green clay
Quarter stripe of yellow clay



After portioning the clay, I then used the snake method of rolling clay in my hands you know, the one we all learned in preschool? Its kind of fun, actually! I randomly created segments of about the same length and laid them out. Once laying them out, I squished them together and then twisted them. This is a process, and the more you twist, the more marbled your bowl will look. I suggest doing this 2-3 times, and once you are done, you can roll the whole bit of clay up into a ball.





Then, use a rolling pin or round object to flatten out the clay to be about 1/4″ thick. Depending on the size dish youd like, use a cookie or biscuit cutter (or another object) to press out a circular shape in the rolled out clay.



Take the existing bowl and use it as a template for your own dish. Depending on the one you choose, you can use the inside or outside of the bowl as a guide. You can also try to freehand your dish. If you want to bake the bowl in the oven along with your clay, please be certain that it is made of a substance that can withstand oven temperatures.



Then, bake!

The clay recommends baking at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes per 1/4″ thickness of clay. Do preheat your oven, and do not over bake. Once your bowl is finished, let it cool, and finish off the edges with your metallic paint.



Voila! You now have a beautiful bowl to hold little goodies on your dresser.



To view this on my blog along with a video tutorial, just click http://www.hillcitybride.com/2018/01/diy-engagement-ring-bowl/
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018 10:08:19 AM »

Very pretty.
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Nicely done.
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