Make This: Kidney Shaped Clay Ring DIY

By Brittni • posted on 08/31/2023

DIY Clay Ring Project

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…

Jewelry DIY // Clay Kidney Shaped Ring

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.

How to Make Minimal Clay Rings

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.

Clay Kidney Shaped Ring DIY

DIY // Kidney Shaped Ring made of Clay

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?

8 comments | Click here to reply

Thanks Kate. 🙂


This is so sweet and simple! Love it!


It reminds me of jelly beans. 🙂 Love the colors you chose!

Aki @ Minted Strawberry

very clever… 🙂

Έξυπνες Συμβουλές

These are so lovely! I love the soft colours you used. Where did you find the ring blanks?

Jenni @ The Common Creative

Love these! so fun and chic 🙂


Thanks Julie. That’s what I like about them too.


I love how simple these are!

Julie Hoang
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