Instructions on Using Ring Blanks in Jewelry Making

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Ring blanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some ring blanks are sized and others are adjustable. Some ring blanks have a bezel on the top that you can fill, but most ring blanks have an oval or round pad on the top of the ring. It is easy to make an interesting fashion ring with a variety of objects if you combine a ring blank, two-part epoxy resin, and almost any item you think would make an interesting focal point for a ring.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Ring blank
  • Stone or other item
  • Epoxy resin
  • Vise (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Sketch your ring design. Gather your tools and materials. You will need a ring blank, solutions to clean the ring blank, epoxy resin, and an item to glue to your ring blank.

  2. 2

    Clean the ring blank with acetone and then rinse with distilled water. Allow the ring blank to dry.

  3. 3

    Arrange the item or items you plan to glue to your ring blank. If there are multiple components, you may want to glue one to another. You can use anything to create your ring. Fused glass is a popular choice, but you can also use found objects such as old buttons, toys, or hardware to create your ring.

  4. 4

    Mix the epoxy resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  5. 5

    With the mixed epoxy resin, glue the object to the oval or rounded portion of the ring blank. If the ring blank has a bezel rather than a pad, arrange the items in a collage and pour the mixed epoxy resin over the objects until the resin domes. You may need to put the ring blank into a vice to hold the ring pad or bezel upright while you work and until the resin cures. Allow the epoxy resin to cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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