I decided to make some polymer clay rings to sell,but turns out it's almost impossible to buy ring bases here.So after I finished beeing mad at the local craft store I came up with the idea to make my own ring bases. And I'm going to share the idea,since I know some of you have trouble finding tha bases too. This is how they look without the clay. -tutorial- Step1 Gather the things you will need: - thick wire (I don't know what gauge it is) I got 5 meters of the wire for really cheap at the craft store. - wire cutters - hammer - a piece of wood or iron - and some kind of an item that is the size of your rings.I used a little bottle of nail polish from Avon. Step2 Measure and cut 17cm of wire. If you want your rings bigger cut a longer piece.You can always resize it after you are finished. Step3 Curl up one end of your wire to form a swirl.And curlp up a little bit the other end. Step4 This is how it should look like.Now get out your hammer and piece of wood or iron. Step5 This step is really loud and annoyng,so better do this outside or in a family-free room. :) Start hammering the wire from the swirly end. Step6 Hammer the hole thing flat. :) Trust me,it's easier then it sounds. Step7 Start wrapping the wire on the item you are using as the form. Start by holding the swirl down with one of your fingers and slowly folding the rest of the wire on. Step8 Keep folding the wire. Step9 Fold the end of the wire to the side of the ring base. Step1O When you get the ring off from the form you will need to adjust the shape of the ring a little bit.Try it on aaaand...your done! Now just glue your ring on the base as you would do with the ones you got at the store. You can't even tell they are home made. :) If you have any questions I'm more than happy to answer them. :) Hope my tutorial helped!enjoy! :)
I still can't believe that my tiny blog has over 1OO followers! I just wanted to thank you all for following and for all those lovely comments! Love you all! :) Also,go check out Handmade Jewelry Club.My Spoon Pendant Tutorial was featured and you can find lots of awesome free jewelry making tips and tutorials! That's all from me for now,but I have some new bags (with patterns) and new clay jewelry and a tutorial to show you when I'm back! Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! :)
Just finished the little guy today. I call him Samu. :) The original idea and pattern can be found here.Samu is made from a vintage dress and stuffed with pieces from an old pillow. Cats leave pawprints on your heart embroidery close up. And the cutest little face ever. :) He sits with my books on the shelf now. And now for the pattern.Here is his body: The legs and tail.(they are a bit hard to turn inside out and stuff,but it's worth the trouble) And the heart: I plan on making him a girlfriend too.I don't want him to feel lonely... :) I'm thinking floral print fabric and a red heart with a paw embroidery. :)
...or pencil cases. The first one I made for my friend and it's from a T shirt and some jeans scraps.She's finishing college this year to be a kindergarten teacher,so I think she will use it as a pencil case. The second one is for myself.I didn't decide on what to use it for yet,but I think it will be a make-up bag. I carry a lot of jewelry with me on trips. :) It's from burlap and for the inside I used an old men's shirt.I stenciled the little elephant with purple acrylic paint. This was the first time that I sewed an zipper on/in anything, and the first sewing project that is not flat. :) I love the boxy look.