Mushroom Globe Ring Tutorial
Happy Monday Gnomies!
Hope you had a fabulous weekend. We were supposed to have a huge windstorm up here in the Pacific Northwest last weekend but lucky for us it was all a bunch of hype and never really showed up. I am so glad because when our power goes out, it goes out for days at a time. We live in a rural area so we aren’t exactly on the high priority list for workers to come and fix our power lines.
I have a fun jewelry tutorial for you today, it’s a Mushroom Globe Ring. Gnomes love toadstools and mushrooms! This DIY is easier than it looks and is a super funky statement accessory.
- green polymer clay
- glass globe ring and ring base
- miniature mushrooms
- E6000 Jewelry glue
The glass ring globe and base are sold as a set. I bought mine on Etsy but you might be able to find them at your local craft store. I bought the miniature mushroom pre-made as part of a set from the craft store and you can find the rest of your supplies there as well.
Begin by taking a pea sized amount of the green clay and rolling it into a ball. Then press it into the center of the ring base. Make sure it doesn’t hit the side and there is room to place the glass globe on top without it touching the clay.
Press the mushrooms into the clay to make an indent. You want to do this before you bake the clay so the the mushrooms have somewhere to “sit” and will be more secure when you glue them onto the clay. Bake the ring base and the clay according to the directions on the packaging.
Once the clay has baked and fully cooled you can glue the clay directly onto the base with the E6000 glue. Then put more glue on the top of the clay, into the indents you made and place the mushrooms in the little holes. Let it dry 24 hours.
Next it’s time to glue the glass globe on top. Use more E6000 glue around the base and press the globe onto the ring. I used a little bit of tape to hold the globe into place while it dried. Wait 24 hours again and the ring will be secure and ready to wear!
What funky jewelry are you making lately? Let me know in the comments and make sure you check out some of my other tutorials.