Monday, June 13, 2011

Bling Rings

Bling rings are all the rage right now, and are fun accessories. When I first saw the Brooch Brads for the Parisian Anthology line I immediately thought about making a ring. If you buy two packs, you can make a ring and matching earrings. The bonus is they come in two different colors smoke, and multi-color. Flamingo Scraps still has a large selection of these in the store, but you better get them while supplies last, because Pink Paislee has retired them.

To make your own you need a blank ring, and earring posts. You can pick these up on the internet, and most craft supply stores that sell jewelry findings, some E6000 glue or Glossy Accents, a hot glue gun, your favorite Parisian Anthology Brooch Brads, and wire cutters.

Using your wire cutters, remove the brad prongs from the back of the brooch brad.

Then apply a liberal amount of hot glue to the center of the ring base. This will keep the stones in place until the glassy accents or E6000 glue has time to set.

Then place the ring base in the center of your stones, and apply E6000 or glossy accents around the rim of ring base to completely seal the stone to the base. Allow to dry over night before wearing.

Follow these same simple steps to create a matching pair of earrings.


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