Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DIY Embroidered Clay Rings

Suddenly stroke an idea, How it will be if I combined clay and embroidery?And here is the result....DIY Embroidered Clay Rings. Usually, I post on Wednesday mornings but when a sudden idea strikes on Tuesday afternoon, you need some time for making, taking pictures, editing,etc,  right? And so, later on, Wednesday night once I am done with every step of making a post, here it is for you to enjoy my DIY Embroidered clay rings. 

Simple polymer clay ring DIY

Materials Required :
Polymer clay (color of your choice) - I used premo sculpey 
Rolling pin
Needle and embroidery floss
Cookie cutters (optional)
Dottie tool (optional)
Sharpie metallic markers (optional)
Adjustable Ring blank
E-6000 glue

Step 1: Condition and roll the clay flat using rolling pin.

Step 2: Use cookie cutter and cut a shape of your choice. You can also use a xacto knife or just roll the clay into a snake shape and form alphabets to use in the rings. The choice is yours :)

Step 3: Use needle or any pointy tool to poke holes for the stitches.Plan your design before you actual start poking holes. For example, whether you are going to do cross stitch or back stitch or spell out a word. ( I have done a sample in each to give you a idea )

The white thing is called the dottie tool which I have mentioned.

Step 4: Once done with holes, bake your clay pieces at 275 F for 30 minutes (Refer your package for timings and temperature). Use a normal copy paper below your pieces to prevent shiny spots.

Step 5: Thread the needle with two / three strands of embroidery floss and secure the ends with knot.

Step 6: Start embroidering you clay piece with the thread by starting from back to front and ending it at the back with a knot.

Optional step : You can also use metallic sharpie to add some glam to your rings.

Step 7: Apply a dab of glue in the ring blank and secure it in the center back of the clay.Allow it to dry and Voila !! Your ring is ready to wear.

How easy was that ? You can do simple as well as complex patterns using this method. The Dottie tool I used was perfect to put holes but you can also use needle to make holes. Make sure to make the holes perfect before baking for easy embroidery :). What do you think about this rings? Let me know in the comments below. If you make this rings, what design will you make ?


  1. I bet tween-aged girls would love this project! :) Great DIY.

    Life With Lorelai

  2. My girls would love to try this! Thanks for the great idea. :)

  3. I love how you added all the little details! So cute!

    1. Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

  4. What a neat idea!! Very clever, and they look so cute! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you'll join us again this week :)

  5. What a creative combination of crafts! Thank you so much for link up with Craft Therapy Thursday at P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking. I hope you will join me again this week!

  6. Thanks for sharing the pretty clay rings at my last party, stop by this week for another party

  7. thats a very cute idea! thanks for the tutorial.

  8. I bet the girls love to make these rings. What a fun idea to make with clay and embroidery thread. Cute! Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty

  9. This is a great project to reshare and try out for Valentine's Day. Little girls would love to receive them from a classmate. Great idea. #HomeMattersParty

  10. Awesome idea and lovely work for embroidery.
    Win Digitizing

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