Fleur de Lis bar ring with Mod Melts.

Make a Fleur de Lis bar ring with Mod MeltsHi, all! This is Heidi from Hands Occupied. I’m getting totally hardcore with today’s jewelry DIY –  a bar ring made with Mod Melts! I first encountered Mod Melts at a Craft and Hobby Association conference a year-ish ago and was fascinated at first sight. Any time you want, in the comfort of your own home, you can mold your own crafty shapes with a hot glue gun. These are super fun for jewelry projects and getting to customize them with your own paint colors, gems, etc. is really fun! Today’s ring was a blast to make and didn’t take very long to put together.

Supplies

mod melts
mod melts royal icon mold
high temp glue gun
2 ring blanks
jewelry pliers
E6000 adhesive
metallic craft paint
paint brush

fleur-ring1Directions

Begin by plugging in your hot glue gun, loaded with a Mod Melt stick, to warm up. Then bend one ring blank around your middle finger and one around your ring finger on the same hand. I had to use a pair of jewelry pliers to whip mine into shape, since apparently I don’t possess a great deal of finger muscle strength.

fleur-ring2Rough up each ring blank with your jewelry pliers, as shown.

fleur-ring3Fill the long line of fleur de lis shapes at the bottom of the Mod Melts Royal Icons Mold.

fleur-ring4Let set for 10+ minutes and carefully remove from the mold to reveal your finished shape.

fleur-ring5Put the line of fleur de lis back in the mold and rough up its back with your jewelry pliers. The mold is serving a surprising double purpose here – it turns out it’s a pretty secure way to let glue dry on the back of the Mod Melt overnight!

fleur-ring6Put a decent glob of E6000 adhesive on your mod melt shape and carefully place each ring blank, making sure they’re arranged so the finished ring will be right side up on the hand you wish to wear the ring on. With bar rings, you’ve got to remember that they can be left handed or right handed since each ring is designed to fit on a specific finger. Just a heads up. :)

fleur-ring7After the E6000 dries for at least 24 hours, paint the whole ring with metallic craft paint and let dry before wearing. Doesn’t this look crazy fancy? Like especially since you DIY’d this with a hot glue gun?!

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Comments

  1. says

    sadly, I would have broken that ring in two seconds. What a cool technique! The fleur-de-lis in the center of the mold is right up my alley. I may have to try this technique out myself.

  2. Sam Nelson says

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