Sunday, February 12, 2012
What I Wore, Interchangeable Magnetic Ring Tutorial, & New Hair Cut
Last week when I shared my interchangeable crocheted heart and pearl ring, it got me thinking how easy it would be to make cabochon rings interchangeable using magnets.
First you need to make sure you have a ring blank that will attract your magnet and size up well. Then instead of gluing your cabochons to the ring blank, you glue them to the magnet (making sure you glue it to the right side). I tell you these little magnets, that were only a dollar I believe for a set of four at Walmart, are super strong. I had the hardest time photographing everything together because my rings kept jumping around. You will want to use jewelers glue not hot glue, for a long lasting bond. Be careful not to drop the magnets on a hard service because they do break pretty easy, as my older son found out when he was playing with the ones I wasn't using.
The flower sits up on the ring blank nice and evenly, I intentionally set it on crooked to show you how it's not permanently attached. The magnets are strong, I don't see it falling off easily.
Same ring blank with a different magnet cabochon.
Now I am not going to share a flower or cameo cabochon tutorial because there are some great ones available, such as Loopy Loop Creations tutorial for a swirled flower cabochon ring.
Well that's what I have been making now let's see what I have been wearing:
This is actually a purple sundress from Walmart that I am wearing with a purple sweater. The purple sweater and winter vest were both hand me downs from a girlfriend. I am also wearing a homemade crocheted bib style necklace. I have never worn green and purple together. I threw on the vest since it was chilly outside, not sure if I love this outfit, but it kept me warm.
Now for my new shaggy and sassy style!
Finally found time to get into my stylist, who I adore. She forgave me for hacking at my own hair in moments of desperation. I am loving my sassy shaggy shorter look. Still contemplating coloring in some Burgundy or purple grape highlights!!! I know, I know, everyone warns me the color will fade quickly, but I can't shake the urge to color it. Just in case you want to know, the dress is new from Walmart, less the $10. The necklace is a new creation of mine, similar to the ones in my shop pictured below.
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