Pamela Love makes the coolest jewelry, but with the cool comes a hefty price tag. So I decided to make my own version of her spiky metal crystal jewelry, in the form of a big cocktail ring.
Small crystals (mine are diamatina “laser wands,” from here and are each 3/4- to 1-inch long)
Ring base (I got mine at Michaels)
Silver nail polish (mine is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in “Celeb City”)
Clear nail polish
Heavy-duty glue (I used E6000)
Double-sided tape (optional)
1. Using a piece of double-sided tape, arrange your crystals on your ring base to get an idea of how many you’ll want to use and how to orient them. I used five crystals total, but decided to only paint four of them.
2. Place your crystals on a piece of wax paper and paint them with at least two layers of silver nail polish. Let dry, then paint with a layer of clear polish and let dry again.
3. Spread a layer of glue on your ring base and press your crystals into it. Let dry according to your glue’s instructions, at least overnight for E6000.
4. Optional: Paint your nails to match!
You could also do this without painting the crystals, for a plain crystal ring. Or you could probably use spray paint instead of nailpolish, although I didn’t try it.
Be careful when you’re shaking hands–you might poke somebody!
Like this post and looking for more DIY? Check out the rest of my tutorials and DIY projects!
OTHER POSTS YOU MIGHT LIKE