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Make a Rhinestone Cocktail Ring

Dec 16, 2016

by Rachel Smith handmade and vintage goods

Whether you’re getting dressed for a formal event or jazzing up your daytime look for after-work drinks, an eye-catching cocktail ring can tie everything together. And while there are a lot of unique rings on Etsy, if you’re feeling creative, you can break out your jewelry-making supplies and make one yourself.

The process to make these rings is just the right mix of easy and fun, and the best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to complete (plus dry time).

Ready to make your own? I’ll show you how.

You will need:

Step 1: Before gluing anything in place, it helps to do a mock version of your ring on a tabletop. Play around with your rhinestones until you get the desired configuration.

Step 2: Cut a small square of felt and glue your rhinestones in place. You’ll want to start by gluing the backs down and then move to the sides of the rhinestones that are touching one another. A bamboo skewer will help you to get a dab of glue in those small, hard to reach places.

Step 3: Once your glue is dry, take your scissors and cut off the excess felt. The sharper and smaller the scissors, the better.

Step 4: Glue your ring back in the center of your rhinestones and let dry.

Just like that, you’re ready for happy hour!

All photographs by The Crafted Life.

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