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Don't Buy, DIY: Spiked Crystal Ring
My obsession with all things spiked and studded has been well-documented, and this ring is no exception. An edgy Swarovski piece, there's no way I would be able to afford its price tag. But DIY? You betcha!

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    If your clay is not black...

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    mix a small amount of the paint into a ball of clay about the size of half a golf ball; knead until color is consistently achieved.

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Divide ball of clay in half. Mold half of the softened clay around rhinestone part of ring - going down the ring's central support to create a base.

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mold clay into a flat base about 3/8" wide around the rhinestone, slightly below the top of the stone.

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Allow base to dry as per clay instructions. (Save other half of clay in a little zip-top bag with a moist paper towel over it so it won't dry out.)

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Screw base screws into spikes as far as they will go (a little of the screw head will protrude).

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Taking a small part of the clay you saved, place it on the dried base you molded in step 2). Push spikes one by one into clay base, making sure clay goes all the way up beyond the screw around the body of the spike.

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a toothpick to push the clay around the base of each spike. (I worked with about 3 spikes at a time, setting and then letting the clay dry before moving on to the next 3 spikes. I found that trying to set all the spikes at once was too difficult, as they kept falling out from the soft clay as I continued setting them.)

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 9
    Step 9

    After all the spikes have been set and the clay is semi-dry, add more clay around the edges or anywhere you may have missed.

  • How to make a ring. Spiked Crystal Ring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Allow to air dry for 48 - 72 hours. You can then sand the piece if desired.

    Bling a bling...stab!

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shyamala iyer
shyamala iyer · 2 projects
i love it
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Dick L.
Dick L.
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Emily A.
Emily A. · Fargo, North Dakota, US
LOVE this idea, I'm keeping this on my inspiration board.
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks Elki & mitzi!:-D
xoxo
Carly
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♥ mitzi ♥
♥ mitzi ♥ · 5 projects
amazing job Happy!
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Elki
Elki · Sunshine Coast, Queensland, AU · 1 project
so awesome
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Aww, thank you Kasey Kasket! It turned out better than I had hopedHappy
Thanks for your comment!
xoxo
Carly
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I like this one way more than the original, I wouldnt even consider buying the original its fugly lol yours is beautiful!
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks @Jet H., @judithchen, @melovehellokitty, @ivy:3 B., @EyelashWishes, & @Yuting S.!

LOL kellbear! It totally would!

@quirky been v.: I just noticed that. I uploaded it through CutOutandKeep's "upload a project" feature, where someone on their team inputs the information into their interface. They must have missed that. I have now fixed it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

xoxo
Carly
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niamhlikesicecream
niamhlikesicecream
D.I.Y = DESTROY . IT . YOURSELF Happy
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