Written by contributor Lauren Lowe of The Burlap Bag
Josiah and I are back for our latest Thursday series – cheap and easy (and fun!) design projects! And this week’s is more for the ladies. Or kids. Or ladies with kids. Or males that like rings. Or whoever. Whomever?
I started making fun jewelry back in 9th grade when my best friend and I discovered that anything with a loop can be put onto earrings. And we went kinda nutso with earrings. Then in college, I realized that you can glue… ANYTHING onto a ring blank! Rings not your thing? Brooches and pins work the same way! Amazing.
One of my favorite places to scour is the dollhouse miniature section of any craft store. They have cool mini food, books, frying pans, clocks, chess sets, and basically anything else you can imagine. And a lot of them are PERFECT sizes for going on rings!
Here’s a few of my favorites that I’ve made – you can find these mini pieces at craft stores and online.
An awesome huge mirror! How gaudy but also art nouveau and fun. A mirror ring is perfect for checking out your teeth for broccoli chunks or applying makeup. Ha! (but seriously, when I wear this bad boy, I definitely check my teeth with it after I eat!)
A paint palette ring/broach… perfect for that artist in your life!
And lastly, my favorite: the teacup ring. This was actually the first ring that I ever made… and still the ring that I wear most frequently! It always gets looks and compliments… and was so easy to make! The teacup and saucer and spoon already came attached. I just had to glue the whole thing to a ring blank and I was set. And I’ve seriously been wearing the same ring for 4 years now – that’s some strong glue!
So go look around at your local craft store for some awesome dollhouse pieces! And grab some good glue and some ring blanks when you’re there and you can have some super unique rings for so cheap!
Have you ever made any rings yourself?