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How to make a flower cabochon ring

2012 June 7
by Emily Hill

Now you all know I’m not the craftiest person around. Sure, I can whip up a cell phone charm and your basic flower hair clip, but anything beyond twisting wire or using a hot glue gun is going to give me the shakes.

Okay, that’s not entirely true. I used Modge Podge once without completely destroying the project.

Well guess what? I found another craft project that’s totally my speed: the flower cabochon ring.


flower cabochon ring tutorial


Making it involves only three items, a few seconds and little to no crafting experience. Perfect!

Did I mention each of these fabulous flower cabochon rings cost less than 75 cents to make? I know, the color choice may be a bit crazy but I wanted to give the young women at church an easy way to remember a lesson I taught about divine nature (blue ring base) and Proverbs 31:10 (ruby-red rose).

They’re also the perfect accessory for the 4th of July. Extra awesome!

Total cost including shipping for 35 rings? Just over $31.15 thanks to Sun and Moon Craft Kits. I’m already planning my next round of rings—perhaps a few orange vintage cabochon resin flowers  (love the #10) with the copper-plated filigree ring base…or maybe even the starburst filigree ring base. The crafty possibilities are endless!

You probably don’t need a step-by-step tutorial for making your own resin flower ring because it’s so simple, but for those who need an extra little hand holding, here you go!


How to Make a Flower Cabochon Ring

Materials

  • Cabochon flowers (Lucite roses pictured are 18mm)
  • Ring bases
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Toothpick


cabochon flower ring tutorial

Step 1: Lay out all materials and breathe a sigh of relief the colors you chose are actually going to work.

Step 2: Lightly sand the pad on the ring base and the bottom of the flower cabochon as suggested by the tube of E6000. (I didn’t do this and randomly break out into a cold sweat worried the glue won’t stick.)

Step 3: Using the toothpick, place a small amount of the adhesive on the ring base pad…I’d guess less than a dollop and more than a titch.


flower cabochon ring tutorial

flower cabochon ring tutorial

Step 4: Gently but solidly press the cabochon onto the pad. (I pressed it down until I could see a small ring of adhesive around the pad underneath the flower.)


flower cabochon ring tutorial

Step 5: Let dry at least 24 hours. I placed them flower-side down so the cabochon had less chance of slipping, but do whatever floats your boat.


flower cabochon ring tutorial

And that’s it!

Ridiculously easy, even for me.

I’m thinking my girls need to make a bunch of these and use them to fund a summer vacay.

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P.P.S. The people at Sun and Moon Craft Kits truly are awesome. They helped answer my questions about colors and sizes, and their selection and pricing really were the best I found online. Love them!

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  1. June 7, 2012

    I really want to make some of these, I think they are so cute.
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    Emily Reply:

    Let’s have a flower ring making night! Seriously–that would be so fun!
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  2. June 7, 2012

    The real test would be if Britney Spears could do it. If SHE could do it, really, anyone could.
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    Emily Reply:

    I’m thinking she could do it while drunk. What does that tell you? (Not much, I know, because she’s probably drunk a lot…)
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  3. June 7, 2012

    Adorable. I made sure to pin that Sun and Moon website. Love it.
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    Emily Reply:

    It really is a great little site!

    Guess what? I ran into Julie Swainston at our pediatrician’s office. She says hello. :)
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  4. June 7, 2012

    Super cute! And I am one who needs extra hand holding when it comes to a project, so I appreciate the tutorial. =)
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    Emily Reply:

    Any time, Becca. I’m always happy to hold your hand. ;)
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  5. November 15, 2012

    This is adorable!
    I love it!
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  6. November 16, 2012

    I didn’t realize there were kits, this is awesome! Good for you for planning a young women lesson so far in advance to order this! I’m thinking it will be a fun Christmas gift for my girls;)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    They are so easy and that site has lots of fabulous options. These would make a great gift for the girls this Christmas. I was thinking of having my girls make them for their friends. Super easy, super affordable and super cute–best gift ever!

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  7. capturing joy with kristen duke permalink
    December 10, 2012

    ok, i’ve got the rings/flowers in hand! I’m not wanting to sand them, is the glue still holding up well for you?!?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    It has on most of the flowers. I think it depends on how much use they get. If they’ll be worn a lot (or on active hands), you’ll probably want to sand them. Sorry I’m not more help!
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  8. christina permalink
    April 29, 2014

    these are super cute where will I go to buy the ring bases and flowers?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thanks! In the post I link to the site I used to purchase the supplies. It’s Sun and Moon and I used their craft kits. You can find them here: http://www.sunandmooncraftkits.com/. Good luck!

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