DIY Fashion Statement Rings

Big fancy rings, also known as statement rings, are really in style lately. I am seeing these large, stylish rings everywhere.. From Swavorski crystals to big stones, gems and charms they are adorned with all sorts of shiny, pretty things! How much do they cost, though? Some are fairly priced but sometimes the price can be a bit much... How would you love to make your own big fancy ring or statement ring? They are totally easy and YOU get to choose what you want your ring to look like. You can make these rings out of anything you want.. all you need is some ring blanks, good glue and a pretty embellishment for your ring. It's pretty much that simple. Let's get started.


large rings made with antique buttons, brooch, bottle caps etc..
large rings made with antique buttons, brooch, bottle caps etc..

What You Will Need

  • Ring Blanks
  • Glue-- I recommend E6000.
  • Embellishments for your rings--Keep reading for some great ideas!






This is a really easy project.. You basically take your embellishment and glue it on the ring blank. You can get ring blanks online in bulk at craft supply sites like etsy, artfire and artbeads. You just go and do a search for ring blanks and it will bring up several to choose from. You want a decent sized circle on top of the ring so your embellishment can get a good stick. The ring blanks come in all sorts of colors.. gunmetal, silver plated, antiqued bronze, copper etc. Pick which one that will match your embellishments and it's that easy. I buy in bulk because I wanted to make several and am hoping to eventually sell them.

So once you have your ring blanks, just glue on your embellishments following the directions on your glue. I use E6000 and just put a decent amount on the ring blank and then stick it onto the embellishment and let it dry for 24 hours. E6000 is great for this.

The better part of this hub will be ideas for your rings.   Maybe you can't decide what you want your ring to look like or maybe you don't want it quite so big..  Some of the rings I've made are large and some are medium sized but I wanted to share them with you.  I'm hoping it will inspire you and help give you some ideas for your own.


large ring made from antique brooch
large ring made from antique brooch

Antique Jewelry and Buttons

Here is a ring made from an antique brooch. I just took the pin off the back and sanded down some metal parts that remained and glued it to a ring blank. It turned out so pretty..



Rings made from 1/2 tiles from Lowe's
Rings made from 1/2 tiles from Lowe's

Tiles

These were made from a sample pack of 1/2 inch bathroom tiles I bought at Lowe's. I just covered the black one with glitter all over and the pink one was made by putting glitter on the back of it so the glitter would show through the glass. I am anxious to make some of these with some one inch tiles...and maybe glue some art work and cover with resin.


Resin Heart Rings with Glitter and Sprinkles
Resin Heart Rings with Glitter and Sprinkles
Large Square Resin Ring
Large Square Resin Ring

Resin With Glitter

I made the hearts by pouring resin into a mold and mixing glitter into one and then candy sprinkles into the other.

The square one was made by pouring resin on a square piece of wood and then covering with glitter and then giving it one final coat of resin.   If you are interested in learning how to work with resin and maybe make some of these, go here to see my hub on resin.

Bottle Cap Rings
Bottle Cap Rings

Bottle Caps

Instead of using this cap as a pendant like I usually do, I just glued it onto the ring blank and wallah!! A very cute ring... If you are interested in learning how to make this ring just see my tutorials here  and here but don't worry about adding a bail or jump ring.

Large Play-Doh rose ring
Large Play-Doh rose ring
Medium sized Play Doh rose rings
Medium sized Play Doh rose rings

Play Doh Roses

My super talented daughter makes these play-doh roses and I am so amazed at how beautiful and realistic they are. I just added the glitter and glued them on ring blanks. So pretty... and I am so proud of my daughter for making these beautiful roses! I may soon have a tutorial on how to make play-doh roses.. Let me know if you would be interested in that!

rings made from empty metal eyeshadow trays
rings made from empty metal eyeshadow trays

Empty Eyeshadow Trays

You know those empty metal eye shadow trays you throw away when your eyeshadow is gone? Save them!! I found out they make great bezels! The finished one was made by pouring resin over dark green seed beads. For the other two, I printed some art work and mod podged it into the tray and added some resin. I have to add one more layer of resin and add the ring blanks and then they will be finished. I think they are going to be really really cute!


Other Great Ideas!!!

You really can make these rings from anything you want! Some other things I have been thinking about are earrings you have lost a match to, scrabble tiles, big gem stones, game pieces, beads,flat back marbles, large sized charms or maybe a collage of charms, polymer clay, etc.. etc.. etc... The possibilities are endless! I hope I have inspired you to make some of your own big fancy rings :0)

More by this Author


Comments 28 comments

Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

moonlake- Thank you .. I'm glad that you like these and thank you for asking about the Play Doh roses.. I am going to ask my daughter if I can do a short video of her making them and see about doing a hub on it. Putting it on my to-do list right now! Thank you so much for the votes up :)


moonlake profile image

moonlake 3 years ago from America

Play Doh Roses are so pretty. I would like to know how you make them. Big rings are in I bought some for Christmas gifts this year. Voted up.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Au fait- Thank you.. I'm so happy you have enjoyed this hub... I LOVE doing these rings.. I became obsessed with them last year but have been thinking a lot about making some more lately especially with Christmas on the way. I just love that you can make virtually anything into a ring! Thank you for the votes up, all of the positive feedback and for sharing :) It appreciate that very much!


Au fait profile image

Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Fabulous ideas as always! I always love reading your hubs on crafts and getting new ideas that give me even more ideas! A person could make several of these for the teenaged girls on their Christmas list. Inexpensive and they can be so easy.

Voting you up, useful, beautiful, and have to give you another awesome! Will share.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

ishwaryaa22- Thank you for dropping by and for the vote and positive feedback! I am so happy that you like these and thank you for the compliment about my daughter. She never fails to amaze me with her creativity... Take care!


ishwaryaa22 profile image

ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

The list of ideas are cool. The pictures are amazing. Your daughter did a lovely job! I like the unique ideas of using bottle caps and empty eye shadow trays! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

rdown- Thank you! I've been wanting to make some more of them lately myself.. they are lots of fun to make! Thank you for stopping by :)


rdown profile image

rdown 4 years ago from Usa

I love this idea. Can't wait to try


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

mybestadvice- Thank you... and thanks for stopping by!


mybestadvice profile image

mybestadvice 4 years ago from Canton, Ohio

Great ideas and beautiful jewelry!


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Kalux: I know, right! I wish I had more empty ones... I've been on the look out. Thanks for reading :)


Kalux profile image

Kalux 5 years ago from Canada

Eyeshadow trays, brilliant! Love that idea!


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Fluffy77! I love hearing this.


Fluffy77 profile image

Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

I love and adore your rings, and the how to guides. I really want to make some now!! Very cool stuff here.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Christine.. I appreciate it!


ChristineVianello profile image

ChristineVianello 5 years ago from Philadelphia

Super cute rings!


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for commenting Hutchise and prasetio30! I feel all warm and fuzzy. It makes the time and effort creating these hubs all the more worth it :0)


prasetio30 profile image

prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so beautiful. I really love all stunning pictures here. Well done, my friend. You got my VOTE. Cheers...

prasetio,


Hutchise profile image

Hutchise 5 years ago from Georgia

This Hub is great! The rings are beautiful and much less expensive when they're hand made :)


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you agusfanani and thedutchman!!


thedutchman profile image

thedutchman 5 years ago

It's a good idea.Keep it up!


agusfanani profile image

agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

For those who need ideas in selling self made products should read this useful,inspiring hub. I like it very much !Thank you Jamie.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals :)


KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Adorable rings. Your daughter did a wonderful job on the roses.


Jamie Brock profile image

Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas Author

crystolite, kashmir56 and tnderhrt23... thanks for reading my tutorial and for the nice comments, votes and feedback! I really appreciate it :)


tnderhrt23 profile image

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

I always enjoy your hubs and learn a lot from you! Thanks!


kashmir56 profile image

kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Jamie great information and i love the pictures of all the rings they are so beautiful !

Awesome and vote up !!!


crystolite profile image

crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Informative and educating article you have in here Jamie.Really appreciated your idea which you shared in here.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working