How To Make Easy Statement Rings

Here are a few underrated things:

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “EMOTION” album
  2. High Maintenance on HBO
  3. Air dry clay

Yeah, a weird combo, but hear me out: air dry clay is fantastic and underutilized. I came across some at work recently and played around with it. I found that these could turn into some adorable statement jewelry pieces. Albeit they won’t last for very long, you can make them into whatever you want for whatever outfit you need them for at a low cost, but high aesthetic returns.

What You Need:

  • Air Dry ¬†Clay (I used Crayola’s Model Magic)
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

From here, in the words of our friend Figment, with just a spark of inspiration, you can create a multitude of items. First, grab a small ball of clay and roll it into a log shape. From there, connect the ends to create a donut shape that will fit your preferred finger. You can adjust the width of the ring during this point as well.

From there, make whatever sort of “piece” you want, but separately from the ring. I started playing around with dough in my hands until inspiration hit. (For the skull, I started talking about Coco and thought the ring could be cute on a trip to the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot.)

Once you make the ring and “piece” (SEPARATELY!), set them to the side and let them air dry. I’d suggest at least a day to be sure, but feel free to shorten or lengthen that time depending on your confidence in not breaking them.

Next, take your acrylic paints and paint away, honeybun! I suggest a few coats on everything to make sure the paint will dry the shade you want.

After letting the paint dry, hot glue away! In the case of the items with multiple pieces, I took them apart for painting and gluing, for extra detail and protection.

I was surprised at how great mine turned out and I’m excited to rock them at the parks soon! Send us pictures of your rings @disneyBOP and we’ll share our favorites!

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