by bianca fertig
Chunky rings are still making their way onto our Instagram feeds, and for some of us, into our ovens. In “Chunky Rings Are The New It Girl Accessory”, there are a variety of celebrities wearing acrylic chunky rings. If you want the same type of look, instead of buying them, you can make and bake them (out of clay)!
what you need:
Beads, sparkles (optional)
Acrylic gloss (optional)
Marker (ex. Expo marker)
Baking sheet and tray
To make these rings, you need polymer clay. Clay comes in a block and the knife allows you to cut out exactly how much you want to use.
Next, find a marker that is the same size as your finger and wrap the ring around the marker to determine the correct size when you are finished. Remember: the rings don’t shrink in the oven so make sure it fits beforehand! With this step, you can add more clay or take some off if it is too big. There are tons of styles and colors you can create with polymer clay. Also, you can add beads or sparkles if you want to add more of your own unique touch.
After the rings are created, place them on a baking sheet, then onto a tray. Bake the rings at 275°F for 15 minutes. If you are interested in keeping the clay look, let them cool and be careful with them! However, you can add acrylic gloss on the rings to make them appear acrylic/plastic enabling them to be more durable (after cooling).
More styles for inspiration:
A great alternative for buying things is always making your own! You can have fun, save money, and its sustainable. Have you made any chunky rings yet?