I'm always searching for one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, which is why I love to make my own. For this week's DIY project, I partnered with BuzzFeed to create a dramatic statement ring made from one of the most common items on earth...rocks! It may not be the most common craft supply in your closet, but take a it's amazing what a little bit of paint and gold wire can do. So take a stroll outside, grab your favorite piece of rock, dust it off and let's get started! Follow the instructions below to create your own handmade pieces.
Tip: Experiment with this technique to create one-of-a-kind earrings and bracelets too!
• Spray paint both sides of the rock and allow it to dry. Follow the manufacturer's directions when painting, and always work in a well-ventilated area.
• Attach the rock to the ring base with glue. Let it dry completely.
• Wrap a piece of wire around the rock and ring base a few times. This will give your ring an edgy look while also reinforcing the rock in place.
• Wrap the remaining wire around the base of the ring. When finished, push the end of the wire firmly into the ring base and tuck it in under the wrapped wire so that it is not poking out.
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