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Get Blinged Out With Our New Blog Project!

We here in the Creative Room are crazy about our gorgeous and imaginative line of Nunn Design products, so we were thrilled to have Becky Nunn of Nunn Design contribute an exquisite mixed media ring design to us this week! Full of sparkling Swarovski Elements Crystals, this ring is perfect for a night out on the town! Becky even provided the instructions and step-by-step photos for you to create this ring at home! All of the supplies and tools needed are listed below, so read on and get your bling on! (You can also find pdf instructions and a material list for this piece on our website via this link!)

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

1 – 29mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Ornate Circle Adjustable Bezel Ring Blank by Nunn Design (PE3238)

1 – Black Crystal Clay (CR0851)

1 ¾ inches – 3mm Sterling Silver Plated Crystal Rhinestone Chain (CN9516)

1 – 1028 PP6 Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone (SC8891)

1 – 6mm Antique Copper Plated Pewter Flower Cap by Nunn Design (BM1107)

1 – 12.5mm Antique Copper Plated Pewter Petal Bead Cap by Nunn Design (BM3312)

TOOLS NEEDED:

Beeswax Toothpick (Included in the Crystal Clay Package)

Wet Wipes

One head pin

TO ASSEMBLE:

STEP 1

Pinch off two equal blueberry size balls, one of Part A (the color) and another of Part B (the hardener). Knead the two equal size balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.

STEP 2

Roll the mixed Crystal Clay into a round ball. Pinch off the following: two pea-sized balls of the clay to save for Step 4, one lentil size ball and one very tiny ball for Step 7.  Pat the remaining clay gently into the Ornate Large Circle Ring until it is flat and fully flush to the edges. The clay should be just along the base of the ring bezel.

STEP 3

Cut a 2 ½” piece of the 3mm Sterling Silver Plated Crystal Rhinestone Chain.  Place the rhinestone chain around the inside edge of the Ornate Large Circle Ring. Tap down slightly, pressing the chain into the clay.  You can use your fingernails or a head pin to evenly space the links of the Sterling Silver Plated Crystal Rhinestone Chain.

STEP 4

Using one of the pea-sized balls of the Crystal Clay that was set aside from Step 2, press it into the center of the ring.  Press the 12.5mm Antique Copper Plated Petal Bead Cap into the ball. Press the bead cap firmly into the clay.

STEP 5

Set the other pea-sized ball in the center of the 12.5mm Antique Copper Plated Petal Bead Cap.

STEP 6

Using a beeswax toothpick, pick up the individual Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stones and gently press each into the Crystal Clay starting around the outside edge of the 12.5mm Antique Copper Plated Petal Bead Cap.  Continue to press Crystal Chaton Stones in until you have two rows inside the Antique Copper Plated Petal Bead Cap.  You have approximately 2 hours to work with the Crystal Clay, so take your time and enjoy.

STEP 7

Place the small lentil-sized round ball of the Crystal Clay from Step 2 into the center of the 12.5mm Antique Copper Plated Petal Bead Cap.  Place the 6mm Antique Copper Plated Flower Cap into the lentil-sized ball of Crystal Clay, allowing a small amount to squeeze up through the open center hole.  Using your very tiny ball of Crystal Clay, roll a tiny headpin-sized ball and press it into the center of the 6mm Antique Copper Plated Flower Cap.  Press it down into the bead cap with a headpin, making a small bed for the finishing touch, a single Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone.

STEP 8

Use your fingers to gently press the Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone into the clay, making sure that all of the Chaton points are secure and embedded fully into the clay.  You can also use your fingers to gently sculpt the Chatons/Epoxy Clay to be evenly domed.  The Crystal Clay will harden within 2 hours and fully cure within 24.

STEP 9

Time for a manicure!  This bauble is an eye catcher!

Thank you so much for sharing this incredible ring design with us, Becky!

 

Happy Beading! –Gabby

 

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