Make a Cocktail Ring

Happy New Year! I thought ringing in the New Year with a new cocktail ring was fitting. This one is easy as a pinch. 

Start out with an adjustable ring base and topper (the flower thing is what I am calling a topper). I found this flower pendant at Wal Mart on clearance for less than $2.00. I had to get it! Since it was intended to be used as a pendant, I broke the loops off the back with pliers to create a flatter surface.

Glue the topper to the ring with E6000. Don't think you can get away with just plain ol' hot glue with this. I tried it and the topper fell off within a couple hours. Hot glue is not intended to adhere well to metals. 

You could probably wear it after letting it dry for a few hours but I let mine dry over night to be safe. 

The Real Deal: It only cost me $3.00 to make this cocktail ring.

Go and be pretty,

19 Comments
  1. Love your ring!! What a great idea I can't wait to try this!

  2. Absolutely beautiful :)

  3. Where can I purchase a ring base? LOVE this idea!

    • Thanks Barbara! You can get a ring base in the jewelry section of most crafts stores.

  4. Hi there, fab idea, here is another, instead of getting a topper why not use any old broach…
     

  5. I have that EXACT topper. I know what i can do with it now!!! thanks!

    • I'm really starting to get into wearing cocktail rings, but they can be pricey! This is an awesome and easy craft! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love that ring. I only hope I can find some nice "toppers".

  7. Awesome results. And for $3.00 and just a little bit of time. Great.

  8. What a clever idea.  The ring is a must for me to create as gifts.  Thanks so much for your great idea.
    Cathy

  9. I have been looking for the perfect flower ring, so what better way than to make my own!! where could I find that type of ring base?

  10. Please tell me more about the adhesive E6000 and do I buy it in the jewelry section also?

    • E6000 is a multipurpose glue that usually takes at least a few hours to dry. But after it is dry it’s not going anywhere! I use it for all kinds of crafts and, yes, you can find it in the jewelry section. If not, try the glue section.

  11. would you mind if I pinned this to my inspiration board on pinterest?
     

  12. Thanks for the glue tip. I've been using hot glue on this too and ran into the same problem that you did. Again thanks for the tip. ^^

  13. Pretty but old buttons would work also.

  14. Can you do a ring topper with actual stones?  I got a lot of all kind of stones for a ring topper, but I do not know how to put it together.
    Thanks.

  15. Beautiful ring. Going to try to make some for myself. Thanks for the tips.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  16. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE TO BUY E6000 WE USE TO BE ABLE TO BUY IT IN CANADA NOW WE CANNOT I THINK THAT GLUE WAS FANTASTIC

    • Buy it on Ebay or Amazon.  You can also order it from various craft stores online

  17. I love cocktail rings and wear them all the time, so now I can make my own, thanks!

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