I saw this spider ring in a recent store ad, retailing for
$7. They had them available in all different colors, and I
thought they were just perfect for Halloween.
I knew I could
make the exact same thing for much cheaper, so I set out to do just
that. Since they can be made for pennies each, these
would be a great item to include in a Fall craft fair. If
they are priced at $3 each you would be making a great
return! All the of items needed are sold in multi-packs,
making it very economical to make more than one. Plus they
are just plain cute, yet creepy!
Needed for the Spider Ring:
- Two flat sided gem stones, one a bit smaller than the
- One adjustable ring band (sold near jewelry findings in the
- Strong glue (I used E-6000)
- Silver wire, 18 gauge
- Wire cutters
- Jewerly pliers
- Small scrap of thin cardboard (from a cereal box or tissue
1. Ok, this is so easy!
Ready? First cut a
very small rectangle out of the thin cardboard. This will be
base that you glue everything on. I find this much easier
trying to assemble the spider on the ring itself. Make the
rectangle small enough that it won't show when the two gems are added
2. Next, cut four one inch pieces of wire using the wire
cutters. You may want to make the legs longer than one inch
you are using larger sized gems, just use your judgement.
the pliers or your fingers, gently bend the wire pieces into a slight
curve, as shown. Put a liberal drop of
glue on the
cardboard rectangle piece, then attach the wire legs on top of the
cardboard as shown.
3. Choose two flat sided gems. The size you use is
you! Here's a photo of the types of gems I used.
packages are less than $2 each, and can make many rings!
bigger gem for the body and a smaller gem for the head. Add some glue
to the backs of these and glue them on top of the legs. Allow
spider to dry well.
4. Once dry, you can bend down the legs more, if you
choose. It is easier to do this once the entire spider is
assembled and dry. Then, glue the spider body to the ring
base. Wear and enjoy!
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