Use Mod Melts to create these fabulous and glittery gem rings. Make them for holidays, parties, dressing up . . . they are easy enough for even a kid to do!
Skills Required: None. You’ll be using a glue gun to make these rings – you don’t need any prior craft skills for this jewelry project.
Hi there! Holly here from Club Crafted again, declaring my love for Mod Melts. Especially when used in combination with my favorite silicone gem mold!
The two together were the perfect pair for making DIY gem rings that are extra-large, colorful and even glittery.
Make Gem Rings
I realize these gem rings might not be your everyday style, but I gave several to my niece after I made them, and she absolutely loved them!
She didn’t want to take the blue one off. You can use them for holidays, parties, or any celebration! Plus, they’re extremely easy to make.
Gather These Supplies
Note before beginning: you can use a regular hot glue gun and glue sticks to accomplish this project. You can also use clear glue sticks; however, they are harder to cover with paint, but not impossible. It just takes more coats!
Step 1: Heat up the Mod Melter and load desired color of Mod Melts glue. Slowly use the gun to fill a gem mold with layers of Mod Melts glue. Go slowly so that the glue fills each crevice all the way to the top of the mold, and repeat.
Tip: I find that tapping the mold on the countertop after filling a couple layers helps the glue settle to that every crevice is filled.
Step 2: Once the glue has dried and cooled to the touch, carefully remove it from the mold. It should remove easily.
Step 3: Use the Mod Melter to attach the ring blanks to the flat bottom of the gems.
Step 4: Then paint them as desired! I used a combination of paint and glitter to make the gem rings sparkle. In this case, I painted one layer of color and quickly sprinkled the glitter right on top.
They should dry quickly, and they’re ready to use! You can certainly do this with any silicone mold, and the Mod Melts hold up very well and feel lightweight, so it’s perfect for making rings and similar jewelry.
- White glue sticks
- Ring blanks
- E-6000 (optional)
- Silicone mold
- Hot glue gun
- Heat up the hot glue gun and load the desired glue stick. Slowly use the gun to fill a gem mold with layers of glue. Make sure to fill the glue to the top of the mold in each crevice and repeat.
- Once the glue has dried and cooled to the touch, carefully remove the shapes from the mold. They should remove easily. Trim any glue strings if necessary.
- Use the hot glue gun to attach the ring blanks to the flat bottom of the gems. For a stronger bond, use E-6000. Let cool/dry.
- Paint the gems as desired! Use a combination of paint and glitter to make the gem rings sparkle. Paint a layer of color and sprinkle glitter on top. Let dry and repeat if necessary.
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