Now that my two little girls are not babies I find myself wearing more jewelry. I guess it’s because I don’t worry about it getting yanked at anymore haha. I have been particularly loving large accent rings lately. We went to Tennessee this past October and visited caverns where they were selling these beautiful slices of agate. I knew I wanted to make them into jewelry. A simple ring diy was in order. I like finding mementos to save from trips, but sometimes it can accumulate into stuff I don’t really end up hanging onto. So I have started to try and find things that I can create with to make a more useful memento.
One of the great things about this project was that it was rather inexpensive. The agate slices were a dollar something each and if you average the price of each ring from the package you could say it cost me under $3 to make each ring.
- Agate (appropriately sized, make sure it isn’t too big or too small)
- E6000 glue (the best for making sure jewelry stays together)
- Plain Rings (I found these adjustable rings at JoAnn’s)
- Surface protection (ex: paper plate, newspaper, etc)
Decide which side of the agate slice you want to be the back and dab a little bit of glue on the ring top. Place ring on center back of agate. I suggest doing the gluing over somethingslike a paper plate to protect the surface you are working on. And make sure to use this glue in a well ventilated area as it is really strong.
Once the glue is dry the rings are ready to wear! They would be a perfect little gift for friends or family that like to wear jewelry. Using an adjustable ring helps ensure it can fit a variety of finger sizes.