DIY Leather Buckle Ring Tutorial from Happy Hour Projects. This is a “cut, stick and glue” DIY. Finding the right buckle is the key to the projects (and the buckle is just for show and doesn’t actually work).
DIY Crochet Amigurumi Stag Ring Tutorial and Pattern from Kreativ Buehne. I translated the post and pattern from German to English using Chrome. You could easily modify this pattern and create any amigurumi animal to top off a ring blank.
12 Best Ring DIYs. Part 1. Annual Gift Guide 2014. There are DIY rings for every skill level and price range – from cheap and easy wire rings to a “cold enamel” ring (#12). *For the 2013 Gift Guide of 18 DIY Rings go here. For the 2012 DIY Gift Guide of 18 DIY Rings go here.
DIY Easy Wire Circle Ring Tutorial from Emerging Creatively Tutorials. Excellent tutorial for beginners.
DIY Marbled Polymer Clay Dish Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. If you can find polymer clay on sale (I’ve sen it as low as $1 a bar at Micheals and you need several bars), this is a cheap cute DIY gift. Hints and safety information not included in A Beautiful Mess’ tutorial:
- Do not over mix – the colors will get muddy very quickly and you will be sad.
- I commented on a polymer clay post of theirs before when they used an expensive rolling pin. In this tutorial they use what looks like a cereal bowl for food. Once unbaked polymer clay touches something, that something can never be used for or on food again – this is common polymer clay knowledge.
- Some polymer clays are stronger than others. I use FIMO because of this. A Beautiful Mess recommends Sculpey because it is easier to condition. I agree with the Polymer ClaySpot that writes, “For making beads or covering objects, any of the polymer clay brands will do fine. However, if you’re making objects (such as boxes, picture frames, etc) from clay, or creating buttons or thin pieces that must hold up to handling, you’ll want to select a strong clay such as Fimo, Promat, or Cernit. If you want to use a weaker clay such as Sculpey for such pieces, first make the base piece from a strong clay, then apply the weaker clay as a veneer over it.”