Friday, August 21, 2009

English Rose Cast Ring

I've always admired this Royal Adderley English China floral bouquet my mom had in her bathroom. The dainty delicacy of the flowers would be hard to recreated with anything but china. I always wondered how I could wear those pretty flowers. With this truly amazing putty called Amazing Mold Putty and a little resin I figured it out a simple way to make a ring. Plus, once you have the mold cast, you can make as many as you want for friends!
What You Need:
  • Amazing Mold Putty (available at Michael's)
  • English Rose (I've found these at Goodwill lately but ebay has quite a selection as well)
  • Casting Resin
  • Resin Dye
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Ring back with flat disc attached
  • Super Glue
Directions:
  1. Mix two part putty then cast rose getting as much of the head of the rose as you can.
  2. Mix resin according to directions. Make sure to stir for long enough and pop bubbles that may arise. Add dye as well. I added a drop of red and a smidge of blue for a purple-y pink.
  3. Fill the amazing mold with resin. Drop a dollop of glitter in the middle. It will sink in to the top middle of the rose, which will be the bottom of the mold. Let cure overnight.
  4. Glue the rose to the disc on your ring using super glue or jewelry glue. Vive la rose!

4 comments:

sootfoot5 said...

I would love to see it on your hand!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I saw this on Craft- great job! I love the sparkles!

Sonya Nimri said...

I added a photo of it on my hand for you!

Makeityourring Diamond Engagement Rings said...

so cute and unique that ring :)