DIY marbled clay ring

Time for some bling, y’all.

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Not the expensive, Kardashian kind. I’m talking about the DIY, cost-conscious, love-yourself-because-you’re-so-talented-you-can-make-it kind. And ain’t that the best, after all?

Ever since I got pregnant (in case you didn’t know) over a year ago, I couldn’t bring myself to wearing any jewelry. There was swelling EVERYWHERE. I was afraid my rings would get lost in the folds of flab and skin, never to be found again. Now that babes is 6 months old, I feel ready to rock a ring or two (that is, until babes chews on it or grabs it off my finger and throws it into goodness-knows-where).

Today’s DIY is in recognition of all the swollen fingers out there: moms, singletons, whoever is going through a little bodily transition but doesn’t have to apologize for it. Because this tutorial is one size fits you since you’re making it just for yourself.

You will need:

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At least 2 colors of polymer clay (of any kind)

Sharp edge (I used an old credit card)

Gold paint (optional – silver will work too)

Paint brush (only if you’re using the gold paint)

Cap off of a little bottle, or old ring

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To start, roll the first color of clay into a tube. Do the same with the second color, and roll it around the first color tube.

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Roll the whole darn thing together.

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Fold and twist and combine (but not too much or the colors will blend too evenly) until you get the desired marbly goodness.

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Roll into a ball roughly the size of the entire ring.

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Flatten. Shape into a U with one straight edge.

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Use the cap of the bottle or an old ring to cut out the circle.

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Bake in the oven according to the directions of the clay.

Hang on a suspended stick to cool.

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Once the ring is cooled, start painting the gold paint to the sides of the ring.

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Let dry overnight.

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Put on your finger and enjoy your Harry Winston moment, courtesy of toi!!

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