It's been a while since I've worked with clay, so I thought it was time to give it another go. I ended up making these super simple kidney shaped clay rings and the minimalist in me is jumping for joy right now. Of course, the other side of me is screaming, "Add a tiny painted pattern or do a color block kidney ring". But I do like the simplicity of these guys. Maybe next time on the patterns and color blocking? What do you think?
Here's how to make your own clay jewelry...
Materials: Sculpey Oven Bake Clay // Ring Blanks // Craft Glue
How To: Warm up a small ball of clay in your hands and break off a small piece about the size of a dime. Roll it out with your finger to a cylindrical shape. Bend over the ring blank to get the proper curve. Bake in the oven according to instructions on the packaging. Glue the clay pieces to ring blanks. And enjoy! Super easy.
Take it Further: If you're looking to make a version of these a little less plain, here are some ideas...Mix several different colors of clay together for a super easy marbleized look. Or paint patterns, like polka dots or stripes, on the finished kidney shapes before glueing them onto the rings blanks.
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff // Modeling by Jordan Brantley
What do you think? Will you be making any of these little bean rings?