Martyna over at Spoolish recently scored thrifted costume jewelry that needed some repair. She purchased ring blanks and went to town creating some funky, fun rings to spice up her wardrobe ensembles. I’d never worked with ring blanks before, but her post totally inspired me to give them a whirl.
I purchased a few on eBay and went with copper to compliment the vintage look. Then I selected some old buttons from a stash my hubs keeps replenished from estate sale finds.
Some buttons needed filing for a flatter gluing surface, which my guy did for me pretty quickly:
Several dollops of Loctite Super Glue*, one beer and a handful of drying minutes later, I had several one-of-a-kind rings to embellish my wardrobe!
Thanks for the inspiration, Spoolish! These are going to make the work week that much more vibrant.
* NOTE: This would be a fun project for kids, too! I would recommend using gloves (heck, I should have worn gloves!) since the pieces are small and the glue is extra strength. You could use something less strong, but I have a hunch a weaker glue wouldn’t last very long. As it is, these puppies aren’t going anywhere!