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These spike rings are a easy way to add a little toughness to your jewelry.
I used a sew on spike for the short spike ring. For the tall spike ring, I used a filigree bead cap. I used the same kind of ring base and E6000 glue for both. There are lots of different spikes and ring base types. Feel free to play with this concept and make something more dramatic. Ok, on to the tutorial.

Posted by Crafty Lady Abby from Richmond, Virginia, United States • Published See Crafty Lady Abby's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a ring. Spike Rings - Step 1
    Step 1

    For the short spike ring, I used a sew on spike.

    Take a little bit of E6000 and apply a thin and even layer to the back of the spiked bead. If you aren't confident with applying the glue straight from the tube, you can get some with a toothpick and then spread it onto the back of the spiked bead.

  • Step 2

    Quickly, put the back of the bead onto the circle base of the ring. Press the bead and ring together. Remove any excess glue with a toothpick.

  • Step 3

    Set it up to dry. I slipped my rings onto the handles of the pliers and laid the pliers down, so the rings would be propped up to dry. Let dry overnight before wearing.

  • How to make a ring. Spike Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    For the Filigree Spike Ring, I used a tall filigree bead cap.

    With the pliers, bend the bead cap prongs inward. You need to push them together to create a flat surface. Overlap and arrange the prongs flat as needed. Be gentle while doing this, because you don't want to break them off.

  • Step 5

    Apply a thick layer of E6000 to the bottom where the prongs are flattened. The glue will go between the prongs a bit, and this is ok.

  • Step 6

    Quickly place the bottom of the bead cap onto the circle of the ring base. Clean up any excess glue with a toothpick.

  • Step 7

    Set it up to dry. I slipped my rings onto the handles of the pliers and laid the pliers down, so the rings would be propped up to dry. Let dry overnight before wearing.

  • Step 8

    PSSST: If spikes aren't your thing, you can use this same gluing method for almost anything you want to make into a ring. Cabochons, small trinkets, beads, game pieces, miniatures, doll accessories, small toys...just use your imagination and make sure your ring base is big or small enough to accommodate your decorative object. Happy makery!

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