I wanted a big ring, something to go across several fingers but I never found anything I like. So I added to my constant shopping list years ago (you know the one full of things you have no idea where to find but you want them so you have this sheet of unattainable things to look everywhere for) but I only recently found something.
I realized that truly is half the battle… finding the right supplies to make what you envision in your head happen. I mean, I can’t go out and forge metal to make my own so I have to rely on purchasing items. Luckily I found a FAB Etsy store that has the perfect little things: TresorsDeLuxe. No,this isn’t a sponsored post. No, the store doesn’t even know that I’m writing this. Yes, I did purchase my own stuff from there. I’m just really stoked about this shop and there is so much good stuff in there that I wanted to share it with you. You might actually remember that I made some tee shirts with lace insets last year and they turned out super fab. That lace came from Tresors de Luxe, too!
But I’m getting way off topic here. This project is so simple I scarcely feel I should call it a craft. I mean, it’s just that easy. So let’s get on it:
For this project you will need:
The glue you use is really important and I’ve tried TONS of glues. As far as metal to metal goes I tend to have the best luck with Aleene’s Jewelry Glue.
Place a healthy amount of glue onto your ring blank and hang on for a few minutes until the glue starts to set and get tacky. If you go right away, your business is just going to slide right on off of there.
Place your decorative piece face down and place your ring blank(s) wherever makes the most sense on your hand.
Now, I would have liked to use 2 blanks but my hand is messed up after an accident were I lost a finger. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out a way to use 2 blanks and have it comfortably fit my hand so I went for 1 in the middle. Now this glue is good but there is a chance that this will eventually break simply because that is a lot of strain on the glued area should I bump it into a table or something. I’d really recommend you use more than one if your item is very wide as mine is.
After the glue has had a while to dry (overnight is best) you’ve got a hot new accessory to wear out. So, what do you think? Do you love it? It actually works better on my right hand as the smallest flower is on my pinky and the larger over my bigger fingers but I couldn’t figure out how to snap a pic of my pic snapping hand :)
At any rate, I’m super stoked and the only thing that you need for this to work is a fab little decorative piece and, luckily, we now have a great resource from that in one pretty fab Etsy shop. Huzzah!