If you haven’t heard of Adina Mills, she is an incredible Los Angeles based jewelry designer. Her work transcends “jewelry” into the realm of “wearable artwork.” If you love supporting talented artists, definitely check her out! As much as I’d love to buy her beautiful, naturalistic designs, my bank account refuses to let me. So, I decided to copy her look by creating a DIY Adina Mills inspired ring! Check out how below the cut!
. Polymer/ Jewelry Clay (whatever your color preference)
. Uncut, raw gemstone of your choice (cost can vary greatly)
. Vegetable Oil
. Cookie Sheet
. Rolling pin
. X-acto knife
. Playing cards
1. Knead clay until it is soft and workable.
2. Oil a clean, flat surface, your rolling pin, and hands to avoid sticking.
3. Stack 2 sets of 6 playing cards, tape them together and put them on each side of the clay.
4. Roll clay to the thickness of the cards, cut out a flat, ring shape with Xacto knife.
5. Wrap clay around the base of your gemstone and mold ring shape with your fingers.
6. Bake on a cookie sheet for 35 minutes at 260 degrees
7. Sand any areas that need smoothing with sand paper, paint edges if desired, shellac and let thoroughly dry.
Although not nearly as refined as Adina Mills’ designs, here’s the finished piece:
Did I do a good job of copying this designer style? Hope you like it, Lovelies!