Monday, November 7, 2011

DIY ring

I have made a goal to start accessorizing more and I hear Forever 21 is the place to go for cute, cheap accessories. So I made a trip to the mall. I rarely go to malls. I really dislike them but I am a sucker for cheap things... so to the mall I went. I found two cute necklaces but that was it. I really wanted a cute ring to wear but all the rings at Forever 21 were HUGE. Not at all realistic. I'm a mom. I change poopy diapers, do dishes, wipe noses, play Go Fish!, and tickle my kids all day. I can't imagine doing all that with a golf ball sized plastic rose attached to my finger! So I decided to make my own ring:
don't you love my wintertime dry, scaly hands?

I started with a pair of vintage clip on earrings. One has several stones missing so I was able to talk the price down to $3. I'll keep the extra around as a back up in case my ring loses stones.

I bought a ring in the jewelery findings section of Hobby Lobby for $1.47.

I removed the clip on part of the earring and glued it to the ring. I used Gorilla Glue because I was out of E-6000. You have to be careful with Gorilla Glue though because it expands as it dries.

I love my new ring! It is just big enough for me; large enough to be eye catching but small enough for daily wear. It cost me $4.47 and a few minutes of my time. Best of all, it is completely unique.


Suzie said...

so cute---what a great idea! Vintage is always more fun!

jen said...

what a great idea. i will have to start looking more at the clip on earrings while I'm out thrifting.

Anonymous said...

I love it.. I have a bunch of earrings like that. They were my grandmother's. My craft this week is sewing pillows.

Cathy ~

granma and papa said...

love the ring you made out of earrings - you are the most awesomest girl that I know, except for you three awesome sisters!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Love it. I'm impressed you can wear nail polish and can still do all those mom things. I gave up on it years ago because it didn't' last more than 10 minutes.

Tricia said...

I love the ring Erin.

chris said...

The ring is awesome! I gave up on accessories a while ago. I need to try again now that we're past the poopy diaper stage.

Jenn Kirk said...

Love the baubles! And funny about the hands. I have too many photographs with sad winter skin.

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

so cute! Love the ring, I've been DIY-ing some myself with some vintage buttons-cute and cheap!

Jamie Garlick said...

I SOOOO L-O-V-E this!!! You inspire me! I didn't even know they had rings in the jewelry findings section, and we just got a HL in town! I might just go crazy!!

clip earrings said...

You have just given me a brilliant idea! I inherited some costume clip earrings from my grandmother but I am missing some pairs. You have just inspired me to make them into rings. Thank you thank you!

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