Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Here's how to make rings

This is how I make my rings. I used 16 gauge silvered wire. Wrapping it around ring mandrel, or what ever you can find around the house, 3 times. The wire is quite soft and easy to bend. You can use Sterling silver wire if you want. It probably looks better but a lot more expensive. Curl both ends up and tie the top part with smaller gauge wire. Roll a thumb size ball from Black clay and push it down to the ring. With a pea-size ball of clay, cover the back of the ring. Smooth and reshape the ball. Let the clay sit for a while to firm up. Decorated it with what ever you want. Have fun!


Carol Clark said...

Love the simple idea - thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

Oh, what fun. I was trying to figure out a way to make rings with polymer clay. I'm not the greatest polymer clay artist, but I sure am good at showing it to other people and getting them excited!