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!
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