Winter Solstice Ring

PROJECT R3003
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Created using a vintage button painted with icy blue patina and covered with crystal SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rhinestones, this ring is reminiscent of a winter wonderland. Make it to wear to a party this holiday season!
Instructions
You will need a clean work space, a brush and a scrap piece of wire or applicator for your glue. The button used in this project is from an assortment. Your assortment may not include the exact same button, so you will need to select your favorite from among your assortment.
  1. Begin by watching the video on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze.
  2. Next, look through your assortment of vintage buttons, and select your favorite large domed button. You can make one or more using your materials.
  3. Turn your button over, and with your flush cutters, snip off the backing. Try to get as much of it off as possible, allowing your button to lay flat on top of the flat pad on your adjustable ring.
  4. Next, based upon what you learned in the video, paint a thin layer of blue patina over the front side of your button. Before it is completely dry, take your white patina and paint a little on by dabbing. You want to get a mostly blue surface, with some slight mixing of the white.
  5. Once your button is almost dry, take your relief block and using the side, start sanding the raised areas of your button to show off the detail. Set the button aside, allowing it to dry completely.
  6. Once your button is dry, you will begin gluing on your crystal SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rhinestones. Use your glue applicator to add small dollops of glue onto your button, and use your mini magical pick to add on each rhinestone flatback. I scattered 30 rhinestones, somewhat evenly, across my button.
  7. Once you are done, set aside to dry for a few minutes.
  8. Next, take an adjustable ring, and add a dab of E6000 glue onto the flat pad. Gently place your button onto the center of the ring and press down. Hold the button down for a minute or two, and then set aside to dry.
  9. Your ring is done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWF-40900 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS9 2.5mm, 72 Pieces, Crystal Foiled
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9064 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Cobalt Blue - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9080 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Marble White - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-0199 - Assorted Vintage Metal Buttons Gold And Silver Tone 12-28mm Diameter - 1/4 Pound
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JR-1058 - Silver Plated Adjustable Ring With 16mm Pad For Gluing (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-4009 - Beadsmith Magical Pick Mini Rhinestone Pick Up Tool W/Cleaning Kit (3 Piece Set)
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion
Ingredients SWF-40900, XTL-9064, XTL-9080, PND-0199, JR-1058, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS9 2.5mm, 72 Pieces, Crystal Foiled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 72 Pieces.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: SWF-40900
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Cobalt Blue - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-9064
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Marble White - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-9080
Assorted Vintage Metal Buttons Gold And Silver Tone 12-28mm Diameter - 1/4 Pound Variety Pack
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/4 lb..
$6.45 / Package | SKU: PND-0199
Silver Plated Adjustable Ring With 16mm Pad For Gluing (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: JR-1058
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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