Time to Make
45 minutes + baking time for Fimo + paint drying time
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Glue the finished clay ring shapes onto metal ring blanks with a glue gun.
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.