5 Golden Rings!

Free Tutorials + Giveaway

On the 5th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 5 GOLDEN RINGS!  But did your true love mention that you had to make them too?  No worries, Nunn Design has you covered with free tutorials for each of the golden rings plus a chance to win the stash to make them!

To enter our 5 Golden Rings Giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post stating which is your favorite project and why.  This contest ends at 11:59PM on December 9th with a winner to be announced on December 10th.

Click on each ring listed below to download free step-by-step instructions.

Ring #1: (PDF, 3.1MB)
Ring #2: (PDF, 2.3MB)
Ring #3: (PDF, 2.9MB)
Ring #4: (PDF, 2.6MB)
Ring #5: (PDF 2.2MB)

A big ‘Thank you’ to Leslie and her team at Alpha Stamps for featuring Nunn Design as their guest designer today with these 5 Golden Rings.  All supplies can be purchased directly at www.alphastamps.com.  All of the rings are fun to create and actually very simple.

Below are the step-out instructions for Ring #1.

1. Pinch off two equal 6mm size balls, of Part A (the color) and Part B (the hardener) of the Epoxy Clay. Knead the two equal size balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.

2. Pinch off, and set aside, two wee bitty dab size balls of the mixed clay to use in Step 4 and 7.

3. With the larger portion of the mixed clay, roll it into a round ball. Pat the clay gently into the Ornate Small Circle Ring until it is flat and fully flush to the edge.

4. Using one of the wee bitty dabs from step 2, roll it into a ball and place it smack dab in the center of the clay in your Ornate Small Circle Ring so you may place the next piece directly on top.

5. Press your Jolee’s Boutique French Icon Cabochon down into the small ball of Epoxy Clay, squishing out the clay to the edges. If you have some that seeps out the sides, use a headpin to easily scrape away the excess.

6. Cut a piece of the 14pp Rhinestone Chain that includes 23 crystals.

7. Using the other wee bitty dab of epoxy clay, set aside in Step 2, snake out the clay into a thin rope.

8. Wrap the thin rope of Epoxy Clay around the outside lip of the Ornate Small Circle Ring.

9. Start to wrap the 14pp Rhinestone Chain from step 6 pressing gently into the Epoxy Clay.

10. Scrape away any excess Epoxy Clay with a headpin and lightly wipe down your ring with a clean damp cloth to make sure no Epoxy Clay is anywhere that it isn’t wanted. When the clay hardens, it will be close to impossible to pick or scrape it off.

11. Your ring will cure in 12-14 hours.

12. Put on that Black Outfit! It is time to look snazzy!

See?  Wasn’t that fun?  Leave a comment about which ring is your favorite and be eligible to win our 5 Golden Ring Giveaway!  Good luck!


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73 thoughts on “5 Golden Rings!

  1. Lee Koopman says:

    Personally, I love the ring with the bee. It looks like steampunkery to me and I know my daugher would also love it. BUT, from a point of view of selling what I make, I like the ring with the stone in the center. You could make so many variations, birthstones, a child’s birthstone to commemorate a first baby’s birth for a new mother, endless possibilities! All the designs are beautiful and certainly show the versatility of this medium. Thank you!

  2. Delfina says:

    I love love love #5!! I would like to try my hand at making this project since this is something that I typicaly don’t make. I’m always up for learning something new!

  3. kate says:

    oh please don’t make me pick just one?! I adore all of these rings. if absolutely must pick I’ll have to go with the queen bee resting on her bed of diamonds 🙂 love these and all of your components!

  4. Carrie says:

    I love #2. It’s vintage inspired….I love creating things that look old. I would love to try my hand at making these rings….

  5. Sharon says:

    I love them all, but #4 the bee is my favorite. I’ve always loved the bee motif in fabrics and jewelry. I love the gold and the sparkle and that it’s not bulky.

  6. Karen Smith says:

    Very cool stuff. I like Number 3 as it seems timeless in its design to me and I think could pull together a very dressy outfit or give just a bit of punch to a pair of jeans outfit.

  7. Kay says:

    I LOVE #2. So dainty and retro. #3 would be my second pick. Just the right over the top spot of bling! This would be an amazing project to do with our exchange student from Ukraine.

  8. Michele Caponi says:

    I like the #1ring the best because I am a fan of the fleur de lis design and what it means and represents. I also like the look of the gold and black together; it looks rich and regal.

  9. Lynda says:

    Oooh, so many lovely rings. I may be able to narrow my favorites down to two. Number 4, because the bee and bling are so fun, but Number 5 because of the shiny bits of beautiful color. Thanks for the tutorials, Too!

  10. Terrie says:

    My favorite is #1 with the fleur de lis. I’ve always loved the classic look of a fleur de lis, whether it is simple like #1 or ornate as in some pictures, stamps, etc.

  11. May P says:

    I actually like the first design the best, though they’re all really pretty. I’m partial to the fleur de lis design on top, and the rhinestones add bling!

  12. Margie Ginnaty says:

    How can you expect us to pick just one. They are all spectacular!!! I would wear any of them, but I would wear the bee more often. It is differently a show stopper!! A bee on a bed of diamonds, very original!

  13. Roberta Jones says:

    They are all fabulous! I pick #2 because I’ve always loved the fleur de lis and its a classic design. Everything Nunn Design is fantastic <3

  14. Sharon says:

    I Llke the bee ring #4 for several reasons. First, for big rings, I prefer the oval shape because it aligns better with your finger; it also doesn’t get caught on things as much. Second, the rhinestone edge adds formality and regularity and makes creating the ring very forgiving, especially for non-experts,. For example, the outside ring is most of the rhinestone you see and small errors in placing the other stones evenly around the center portion are not obvious (the red #5 ring in this series might present more of a challenge from this perspective, for example). Finally, the bee is very nice focal piece add makes the ring unusual.

  15. Debbi Clayton says:

    It was sooo hard to choose, I love them all!!! I chooses #1 the Fleur de lis ring… just because I love the Fleur de lis look. All of the rings are beautiful though!

  16. Joanna-Gloria says:

    #1 is my favorite!!
    I love the contrast of the metal with the black and the fleur de lis is one of my favorites anyway!!

  17. Zaharoula says:

    I love them all, just downloaded them…
    I’d say #1 and #4 are my favorites, I choose #4 as my top choice!
    A truly statement ring, fabulous and impossible to go unnoticed!

  18. Patty page says:

    I think they are all awesome! I have taught many friends how to do these after they saw the ones I did! Crystal clay rocks!! Love #5…

  19. LucimWilder says:

    # 2 I really like the cream-colored Orchid Resin Blossom. And due to its neutral color scheme can be worn with everything and for any occasion!

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Luci Wilder

  20. Lesley Yeoward says:

    All he rings are beautiful but I think number #5 inspires my mind to wander.
    I can imagine this ring made to look like a Christmas Pudding, using brown epoxy clay and brown crystals with a little white around the top and maybe a few green on each side to form. Holly leaves. Yes it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas my favourite time of year.
    Yes my imagination certainly could see this as a lovely Christmas Day bling ring.


    Wishing you all Christmas Hugs

  21. Tobey says:

    NO 1 is my favorite, I am partial to Fleur de Lis’!! would love to make it for myself, and the others for presents!! I think I have someone picked out for each of them!!!

  22. susanc says:

    I love them all, but if I have to pick one favorite, it would be ring #1. I love the rhinestone chain as a border and the black crystal clay background with the fleur-de-lis.

  23. Carolyn Fiene says:

    My favorite is #2. Otha’s a simple elegance that really appeals to me. But I like the others also and will be making them for next year’s Christmas boutiques. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. I saw a demo at Ben Franklin – and they even let me design and make a pendant for their display. I was so thrilled – and now I’m hooked!

  24. Crystal Penrod says:

    I LOVE ring #1! I’m so glad the vintage gold finishes are back…love designing with them and seeing my favorite components available in more than just silver and copper. Beautiful!

  25. Sandie Luck says:

    No. 5 just delights me to no end with it’s ruby charm! It has just the right amount of glitzy-ness for me! What a delightful give-away.
    Sweet Christmas blessings……~Sandie

  26. Patty says:

    I think these are all an amazing, unique and innovative way of using the Crystal Clay! I love #4, I love the bee’s rhinestones and copper!! Beautiful!!

  27. Retta says:

    If I had to choose…I’d pick the Fleur….well done. I enjoyed your stint as a guest designer on Alpha Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

  28. Sara Miller says:

    Wow, this is so cool. They are all very beautiful, but the one I love is number 5. For one, I love the ring and I like the fact that you can see the crystal clay. I thing if you going to use it let it show. It gives the design a little bit more. The part I love the most is the Chatons. I can’t tell you how much I love Chatons. I love the way they make a piece shine and all these little crystal are just so beautiful. When I see them I wish I could buy them all. If it was possible I would put Chatons on everything. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I love Nunn Design. You guys have so much awesome product. It’s really hard not to want it all. Everyone have a safe and happy holiday season and good luck to everyone who entered, because you know everyone would love to win. (:

  29. christine says:

    Love them all – I’ll have to get some Epoxy Clay and try a few of these!! My fave is number 1 – so pretty and unique!!

  30. Karen says:

    There is absolutely no question about the choice. #1 is the choice for all of us New Orleanians who love the Saints! The fleur-de-lys is the symbol of our city, our French culture and of course, the New Orleans Saints. The design captures all of the elements. I am looking forward to creating a ring of my own.

  31. Lynn says:

    Have to say the Bee is my very favorite, What girl doesn’t LOVE the bling!!!
    Followed by the Fleur-de-lys as I Dream of Paris and would be the closest thing I’d have to ever getting there!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  32. Carolyn says:

    Wow you really make it tough to pick just one favorite~they are all awesome! If I had to pick just one I would choose #4. I adore bees and the way the chatons look like a honeycomb is just brilliant! Thanks for sharing these fab tut’s and thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Gillian Wright says:

    Arghhh pick a fav not fair they are all gorgeous! Put me on the spot and I suppose number 3 is my fav but I love them all. Thank you for the lovely giveaway and tutorials.

  34. Abbie Culberson says:

    I love how create you can be with the ornate rings. I like the fleur de lis ring because it incorporates both the rhinestones and a new element I haven’t worked with before. Thank you for sharing the ideas!

  35. Leticia says:

    Project Number 4 is my favorite because of the bee. I think bees are wonderful for all the life they produce and continue as they work. Without bees we would loose many needful things in our life. Bees remind us of how important our part is in this whole life scheme. Bees and bling! I hope I win because I LOVE NONE OTHER THAN NUNN!

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