I've been obsessed with Martha Stewart Microbeads lately. I think they are the most wonderful thing since Mod Podge, and the best part is that you can use them together. That's what I did with this unique ring craft!
After the bangles I made, I decided it was time to branch into other forms of jewelry – meaning, a ring craft. Basically the question is “what can I sprinkle beads on?” I had a few ring blanks in my stash and I also have a boatload of Dimensional Magic. Since the ring blanks had wells to put things into, the beads magically sprinkled themselves in there. Okay, not really, I might have helped. These rings took just a few minutes to make and are great gifts. Here's how I did them.
Microbead Ring Craft
Gather These Supplies
- Ring blanks – you can get these from most craft stores
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Martha Stewart Microbeads – I used Apatite and Lapis Lazuli from this set
- Maya Road Resin Blossoms – brown
- Making Memories Metal Flowers – yellow
You are going to laugh at me for two reasons. One, this is the simplest tutorial I will ever feature here at Mod Podge Rocks. Two, I used my X-Acto knife case to hold the ring blanks. Do you find yourself using whatever you have around to complete a project? It was either this or get one of the dogs to hold the blank in her paws.
To start, put a thin layer of Dimensional Magic into the well of the ring blank. Spread around to cover the bottom but don't fill the well.
Sprinkle the beads on top. Yes, those are beads going into the X-Acto knife case, which I didn't really think through before I did it. Anyhoo, sprinkle one layer of beads, add another layer of Dimensional Magic and sprinkle another layer. Then push your flower embellishment down into the Dimensional Magic.
That's all there is to this ring craft.
The only difference with the dark blue ring versus the turquoise ring is that on the dark blue ring I put a final layer of Dimensional Magic on top after the beads had settled to see what it would look like. I actually prefer the turquoise ring with the texture of beads on top, though I still like the dark blue ring because it's shiny and smooth.
Leave these to dry overnight – make sure they are not under a fan or the Dimensional Magic will crack. In the morning you will have two gorgeous rings! You can make a lot of these at one time, and they are great for gifts or party favors. Enjoy making one of the easiest Mod Podge projects ever. I'm off to see what additional trouble I can cause with my favorite microbeads.