Jewelry clay is so versatile. Today I am using EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® to be the one component that holds my entire ring together. EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® has excellent adhesive qualities and will bond to most surfaces including glass, metal, wood, etc.
Prepare the jewelry clay and add a few drops of dye for color. I like adding color to the clay because I know some of it will show through.
Roll the clay into a ball and pull the circular embellishment down over the top so 2/3rds of the ball is above and 1/3 below.
Press the ring blank into the bottom of the ball.
I use little pieces of Styrofoam™ to help me keep rings and such steady while I work on them and it's also handy for when they are drying.
Press the pearls around the circumference of the circle, placing them 'hole-to-hole' so the holes are not visible.
Press the button into the top of the clay ball.
EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® cures to a firm hardness in 5 hours and full cure in approximately 24 hours at 70° F.
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