Diy rings + the secret life of a crafting blogger..
This Diy ring tutorial is combined with a bloggers confessional-
You don’t get one without the other, because I am trying to be real and transparent.
Consider yourself warned..
It’s Wednesday night. There is nothing good on TV because all the shows
have had their finale’s. And don’t even get me started on Lost..
So I am watching America’s Got Talent.. because there is nothing else on.
Then I feel it coming.. it is creeping in under the door, wrapping itself around my
feet. Crawling up the chair until it binds up my throat.
I know what it is. It shows up every week.Friday’s Coming….
And I need a Diy craft project for my Friday post…
Why, you may ask? Because that’s just what I do.
Since January when I started this blog, I have done one every Friday.
Rain or Snow, Hail or Stomach Flu… cause that’s what I do.
This week I had nothing.. and I was lazy.. and it was raining..
And I’m pretty sure the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter
aligned with Mars.
Then I remembered a blog post I had bookmarked.
She made some really cute rings with buttons, and I had purchased the supplies
awhile back and hadn’t made them yet. Ok.. the truth is I tried to make one and
I used the wrong kind of glue and it was horrendous.. so you didn’t get to see it!
I bought some ring backs through e-bay. It was around $3 for the bag.
The buttons and glue were from Walmart. Here is another confession.
The first time I looked at her tutorial again was just now when I linked
it to this post. I did not go back and read how to do it or what glue to use.
Because I. hate. to. follow. directions… Don’t be like me..
The funny thing is I used the same glue and even the same button as she did!
So – to begin the project, I use my pliers to get the back piece off of the
button so I would have a flat surface to glue.
See how you can still see parts sticking out of the back? Yeah that’s not good.
So I go show it to my husband to see if he can break them off. He wasn’t
too busy at the time so I am sure he didn’t mind the interuption..
He looked at the button and told me I would have to sand it.
Umm, did I mention I was lazy? I was at a crazy crossroad
between being lazy, and also being anxious to get my project done.
Do any of you guys get that? But seriously – Friday was coming..
So I got out the sandpaper.. grumbling the whole time.
I quite honestly tried to sand the button without taking the paper
out of the package… just keeping it real here folks. I finally
relented and took it out. It actually didn’t take long at all
and I didn’t even break a sweat..
Now it was gluing time – my favorite part. I had purchased this glue
from Walmart and it sounded like it would work for this project.
I had never used it before, and was a little fearful about the name.
That sounds like what they call something when it is still in the approval
process – not the final name. Or what they call the latest bomb or biological
weapon. Something Jack Bauer would use…But then maybe I watch to much TV.
It said it was amazing, and I so wanted to believe..
On the front it said “See other cautions on back panel”
I thought it might be prudent to at least give it a look so I turned it around.
I can only assume their target audience is 8 year olds, since
no one with a double digit age could possibly read that print.
The only words I could make out were “warning” and “California”
I was very afraid.
But, I went ahead and opened the glue and spread some on the ring back.
Then I placed the button upside down on top of the glue, pressing both pieces together
Then, the whole thing turned into a purple rhinoceros that flew around the room
and out the window ………
The glue was very, very, strong…
I had nothing to clamp it together with, so I just left the little guys to dry on their own.
I could almost hear them say – “I thought we were destined for greatness, and
here we are on our backs with a button stuck to us.. oh the shame…”
The glue was very strong
So here are the finished rings. I have lots and lots of rings, and have always
been somewhat of a snob about them. Wearing only sterling silver and real gemstones.
However, the funky costume jewelry that is showing up everywhere is so fun that I have
gotten on the costume band wagon lately. What do you think of them?
I put them on alongside my other “pretenders” and they seem to fit right in!
Do any of you remember that old witch that have the poisoned apple to Snow White?
Yeah, she was my hand model! Small world huh..
Hope you enjoyed true confessions of a crafting blogger. Just know that it might look
like we have it all together in the finished post, but there is always a back story!!
And if you make these and use the E6000 glue, just be sure you don’t operate large
machinery for at least 8 hours.. cause it is very, very, strong….