Ornate Medieval Rings

Show off your Medieval bling with a fancy decorated ring! Rings in the Medieval period were only for the very wealthy and members of the church.

Ornate Medieval Rings

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes + baking time for Fimo + paint drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Break off a small piece of clay then shape it into a 1.5cm ball by rolling it between your fingers.
    Place the clay ball onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, or use a tile to work on.
    Press the ball to flatten it into a 2-3cm circle then smooth the edges to make an even shape for the base of the ring. If you prefer to make a smaller ring design use a slightly smaller amount of clay.
  2. There are different ways to create ring designs. Try adding a small, flattened clay ball in the middle to build up the shape, or make patterns in the surface with a drinking straw, the end of the pen, or use a modelling tool to press a texture into the surface. Or, roll tiny clay balls and press them around the edge of the ring base. Leave enough space in the middle for a gem, which can be glued down after the clay has been hardened. Leave the clay shapes to air dry for 24 hours.
  3. Paint the ring shapes in gold or silver, leave to dry then add self-adhesive gems to decorate. Strips of small gems can be stuck in a circle around a bigger gem in the centre.
  4. Glue the finished clay ring shapes onto metal ring blanks with a glue gun.
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Top Tip

Make the middle area of the base as flat as possible so it’s easier to stick the gem in place after baking the Fimo.

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