Valentine's Day upon us, some of you may be thinking "bling." Well, you don't
need Valentine's Day as an excuse to treat yourself or a loved one to a piece
of jewelry that you can craft in a matter of minutes!
weekend I decided to check out one of my local craft store's newly-expanded
locations. Although the bead and jewelry department wasn't as large as I was
hoping, it surely didn't disappoint. Not long ago, I crafted my first
resin-filled ring, and when I spotted the packages of ring blanks, I decided to
try a simpler approach that would result in some instant gratification. I selected
a few buttons that I thought would be fun to wear as rings, and off I went!
took me a matter of minutes. You can do it in three easy steps--really!
used a pair of wire cutters to snip off the shanks.
Next, I used
a small metal file to smooth out the back where I had cut off the shanks.
Depending on how close you cut off the shank, this step is optional. However, I
found that the more level the back of the button was, the easier it was to glue
it to the ring blank.
small amount of super glue was added to secure the button to the blank, and
voila! A fun batch of rings! Easy and very affordable!