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a beautiful place to hold small jewels
Whether you are newly engaged or have been married a while (or just have a special piece of jewelry!), trinket dishes are inexpensive, beautiful and fun to make. Make our DIY engagement ring bowl for yourself or as a gift for someone else. So practical and pretty!

Posted by Jennifer P. from Lynchburg, Virginia, United States • Published See Jennifer P.'s 20 projects »
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  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here are your supplies!

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 2
    Step 2

    First, decide how much of each clay color you’d like to use. The clay comes with striations for easy cutting, and for this dish, I used:

    One full stripe of white clay
    Half stripe of gray clay
    Half stripe of beige clay
    Quarter stripe of black clay

    I like a more natural look for the bowls, so I like to concentrate on the more neutral colors as the bulk of the clay. Then for this bowl, I added in the following colors:

    Half stripe of green clay
    Quarter stripe of yellow clay

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 3
    Step 3

    After portioning the clay, I then used the “snake” method of rolling clay in my hands – you know, the one we all learned in preschool? It’s kind of fun, actually! I randomly created segments of about the same length and laid them out. Once laying them out, I squished them together and then twisted them. This is a process, and the more you twist, the more “marbled” your bowl will look. I suggest doing this 2-3 times, and once you are done, you can roll the whole bit of clay up into a ball.

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 4
    Step 4

    Ball of clay - now flatten it out on a surface covered in wax paper.

    Use a rolling pin or round object to flatten out the clay to be about 1/4″ thick. Depending on the size dish you’d like, use a cookie or biscuit cutter (or another object) to press out a circular shape in the rolled out clay.

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 5
    Step 5

    This next part was a bit hard to photograph, but basically, take the existing bowl and use it as a template for your own dish. Depending on the one you choose, you can use the inside or outside of the bowl as a guide.

    You can also try to freehand your dish. If you want to bake the bowl in the oven along with your clay, please be certain that it is made of a substance that can withstand oven temperatures.

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then, bake your bowl!

    The clay recommends baking at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes per 1/4″ thickness of clay. Do preheat your oven, and do not over bake.

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once your bowl is finished, let it cool, and finish off the edges with your metallic paint. I LOVE how this looks – it really gives it a polished edge worthy of your engagement ring.

  • How to make an accessory. Marbled Ring Dish - Step 8
    Step 8

    I LOVE how this looks – it really gives it a polished edge worthy of your engagement ring.

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Daniel L.
Daniel L.
Amazing marble works
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