Can you spell E-A-S-Y? That best describes this DIY faux stone ring craft! It’s all about you when it comes to color choice, design and creating jewelry that can pass for the real thing.
You won’t need any fancy equipment to turn polymer clay into shiny faux stones—your hands, a clay cutter, some sandpaper and an oven will get the job done.
Cutters come in all different shapes and sizes and are easily found at craft stores. You can also use bottle caps to flatten and make round shapes. Jar lids are great for cutting and shaping bangle bracelets.
Be sure to pick up a few ring blanks—you’ll probably want to make several at one time. No sense heating up the oven for just one!
There is one important thing to remember about this project: Wash and dry your hands in between colors, as some colors may rub off on your skin and mix with others when you don’t want them to!
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DIY faux stone ring instructions
- First, wash your hands and clean your work surface—you may want to protect it with wax paper, as unbaked clay can stain.
- To give your clay ring the look of marbled stone, choose 2 different colors of clay. Cut the clay into 2 small pieces the size of a grape. Place them side-by-side then twist together to form 1 piece. Fold in half then twist again—just enough to give it a nice swirled look.
- Roll the clay into a ball that is slightly larger than the ring blank. Then push it down to create a flat bottom, being careful to keep rounded ball shape on top. Then use a clay cutter to cut it into a perfect oval shape. Remove and trim away excess clay.
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees—do not use a microwave oven! Place your clay on a wax-covered baking sheet and allow it bake for a maximum of 30 minutes or until it has completely hardened.
- Once cooled, spritz with water then sand to finish. Spray a glossy coat of clear acrylic sealer for a smooth, shiny look.
- When dry, simply apply a dab of industrial-strength glue and adhere to the ring blank. Allow it to fully cure for at least 24 hours before wearing.