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Make a Rhinestone Cocktail Ring

by Rachel Smith

Dec 26, 2017

This dazzling statement ring takes 30 minutes to DIY.

DIY rhinestone ring project
Photo by: The Crafted Life

Whether you're getting dressed for a formal event or jazzing up your daytime look for after-work drinks, an eye-catching cocktail ring can tie everything together. And while there are a lot of unique rings on Etsy, if you're feeling creative, you can break out your jewelry-making supplies and make one yourself. The process to make these rings is just the right mix of easy and fun, and the best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to complete (plus drying time). Ready to make your own? I'll show you how. At a glance Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner
You will need:

Step 1: Plan your design

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Step 2: Glue rhinestone clusters onto felt

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Step 3: Trim excess felt

inv_fullxfull.3345719989_2shcckgt.jpg?version=0 Once the glue has dried, use scissors to cut off the excess felt. The sharper and smaller the scissors, the better.

Step 4: Attach rhinestones to ring

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Rachel Smith

Rachel Mae Smith loves do­able DIYS and strives to make life colorful and fun on her blog, The Crafted Life. Named by the Huffington Post as one of the top ten DIY Instagrammers to follow, her work has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple and more. When she's not brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring and Instagramming in her current home of Philadelphia, PA.