Here’s another 15 minute DIY project that I’ve been thinking about for about 15 months! I’ve seen few pieces of druzy jewelry on blogs and it always catches my eye. Recently it was this ring on Design for Mankind and these earrings on another blog.
I did give this project a run a while back during my polymer clay-period but they just didn’t come out quite as polished looking as I wanted. But a few weeks ago I was shopping for Christmas ornament supplies (I know!) and picked up these silver hoop beads to use as angel halos. This morning I realized that they would make the perfect outside ring for the ring and earrings I had in mind.
Start by gluing the hoop bead (mine came in a pack of 15 from Hobby Lobby) to a round metal disk. I used stamping blanks, but you could also cut a circle from sheet metal or even plastic. Be sure to use glue that is intended for metal – I like Aleene’s Glass and Bead glue. (My tube burst apart during the making of this project, but I’ve had it for years so I’m assuming that’s the reason. Even though I use it regularly it lasts forever.)
Then mix up some glitter and glue. I used Mod Podge but Elmer’s would work too. (Or resin, if you are feeling ambitious.) I’d recommend choosing a fine glitter rather than the chunky kind you see in these pictures. I used blue Martha Stewart glitter when I made the earrings and I really love how they came out.
Scoop the mixture into your bead.
Add additional glitter on top and press lightly to set. Let it dry for a few hours and then attach to a ring blank or earring posts using more glass + bead glue.
Wouldn’t these make a great gift? My husband said they could be cuff links too, as long as your guy doesn’t mind a little glitter