Beautiful Paper Rings




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Turn a basic kids craft item in to beautiful faux agate jewelry!


Step 1: See the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Construction paper

Large hole punch

E-6000 Spray Adhesive

Gloss Varnish

Clear nail polish

Sanding block (or sandpaper)

Ring findings

Desk lamp & Wax paper (optional)

Step 3: Here's How

1. Start by punching out about 50 construction paper circles

2. Grab some E-6000 Spray Adhesive (this makes the process a breeze)

3. & 4. Glue the disks together one by one until you have a 1/4" stack or thicker

*Alternate the colors and use your favorite colors on the top of the stack

5. Dry them under a desk lamp on wax paper if you're impatient like I am!

6. When dry, sand the edges and sides to reveal the different colors

7. Harden with several coats of nail polish *This also brings out the color

8. & 9. Glue ring findings on the back with E-6000 glue



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    12 Discussions

    The Juliart

    3 years ago

    Mark, what a great funky project. I love all the color. Thank you ! Julia

    Foxtail Quilting

    3 years ago

    Wow, that's interesting and something I've never seen before. It's hard to believe they're made from paper! I voted for you in Jewelry. If you are inclined to check it out, I have an intsructable entered (a DIY custom t-shirt quilt) in "Before & After", "Sew Warm," and "Handmade Gifts". Entering made me want to check out all the other contests. Good luck!


    3 years ago

    Really love the rings! I love the bright colors and great effects! I voted for you in the Jewelry Contest! Good luck!

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    Larger circles (maybe die-cut) and more natural colors, and you could make realistic agate-looking drink coasters! Or smaller circles and use the beads in a necklace.

    3 replies

    3 years ago

    I love this! Something I could totally take time to make :D And make for others, as well ;) Thank you!

    Uncle Kudzu

    3 years ago

    Another cool one from Mark Montano! I don't need a ring, but I might need a faux agate :)

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