DIY: Triple Stud Ring – a little tough, a little sweet, a lot cool

We’re so excited to continue to add to our amazing crew of writers at we heart this. Today, we want to give a big welcome to Kirsten, who will be sharing her crafty ways with the lucky wht readers every month.

A fan of vintage everything (but especially shoes) with a love of art, music, beauty, fashion, she’s a wht chick after our own hearts! And make sure to check Kirsten’s blog, Studs and Pearls for tons of inspirational photographs, musical fun and loads more tutorials.
~ wht

As many of you creative ladies know, studs and multi-finger rings are some of the most well loved fashion trends right now. Double and triple finger rings are such significant statement pieces, and can really bring an outfit to an entirely new level. I personally love both studs and multi-finger rings – so why not combine the two?

My love of studs and my love of jewelry making crossed paths (along with inspiration from high end, designer multi-finger rings) – and the triple stud ring was born. It’s SUPER easy to do, even for beginner jewelry makers.

all photos: kirsten for we heart this

Supplies:
• Glue gun (or an industrial strength glue such as E6000)
• 3 pyramid studs
• Jewelry pliers
• 2 adjustable rings**

** Any kind of adjustable ring blank will do. You can usually find them with loops (as I did) or with flat metal pads. But you just need the ring – so if your rings have loops, simply twist them off with the pliers. If they have pads, you can also just take them off with pliers.

A quick glue note: If you use a glue gun, you must work quickly, as hot glue dries fast. If you’d like a more solid foundation for your ring, I’d recommend using a glue like E6000. I suggest working quickly with this as well – and in a well-ventilated area! You’ll also need about 24 hours for your ring to completely dry. Your ring will be much stronger if you use E6000, but again, it’s up to you.

Instructions:

1) These were my rings after I twisted off the loops. Slightly open up the rings…

2) …then, using your pliers, bend each end of the ring outwards. Try to make sure the bended end is as horizontal as possible.

3) Take one of the studs and bend each of the 2 prongs in. Fill the inside of the stud with glue.




4) Insert one of the rings into the glue/stud.







5) Fill in the second stud with glue and place it on the other side of the ring.







6) Add a little more glue and slide in the second ring…








7) Then glue the last pyramid stud to the last side of the ring.

8) AND…you’re done!

A few options:

* Try using pyramid studs in other colors; gold, black, brass, or maybe even a mix?
* You can also use different colored rings, as well.
* Shaped studs (cones, stars, etc) would be an awesome variation for this ring.

Readers, please give Kirsten a warm welcome and let us know what you think of this tutorial! Are you ready to make your own Triple Stud Ring for yourself or maybe for a stocking stuffer this season?

Kirsten of Studs and Pearls is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition. She loves vintage shoes, photography, and baking at obscure hours of the night. Her art and DIY supplies are currently taking over her apartment, and she wouldn’t want it any other way.

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    Kirsten Nunez

    I’m so excited to be a part of the WHT team :)!

    Amanda/@mandaleem – I totally agree with you, I’m the same way! I love that the studs are subtle but still fun.

    Alyssa/@lyssachelle – Yes, E6000 is craaazy…It’ll hold up 10000x better than a hot glue gun. After a few times of wearing this ring I found it to be a bit delicate/brittle, with the hot glue, so that’s an important factor to keep in mind, girls! But again, its up to you. Hot glue is just one of many options :)

    @stef – E6000 is extremely serious, haha. It will hold anything & everything together. I know some people don’t like using it which is why I suggested using either hot glue or E6000. The fumes can cause quite the headache, so a well-ventilated work space is definitely needed.

    @mandabear – I love these types of rings. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Melissa/@turboterp – it really is super easy!
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    irene

    Welcome and Wow @kirstengail! I’m so impressed! You are good at teaching us how to do this- My Mom was good with the old fashion glue gun at the flower shop..and that was all I ever used one for.. Pretty handy for small jobs. This one you use is really amazing- the super duper E6000! I’m prone to headaches, so good suggestion to be in a well-ventilated work space.. I know I can do this now thanks to you!

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    Tyna Werner

    All I can hear in my head as I read these comments is “The E6000 needs to cool down!” ala PeeWee in PeeWee’s Big Adventure – heh. This glue sounds like serious stuff!

    And I am totally with Amanda/@mandaleem – Holy Crap what an awesome tutorial! I love that this is a crafty post making something decidedly Not Cute. (Not that there’s anything wrong with cute). Love the subtle punk/rock vibe of this ring. And while I love big chunky rings, I have little hands and look silly wearing them. This I can totally pull off.

    Welcome @kirstengail to the wht crew. We are so happy to have you here and I can’t wait to see what you have for us in the future!
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    katezena

    Great tutorial! Make sure the metal is flush with the ring or stud though. If you find the metal isn’t flush after you’ve twisted off the tabs/loops, you MUST FILE THEM DOWN with a file and/or sandpaper meant for metal; alternatively, you might need to take off the stud and the glue and try again. The stray metal WILL scrap your fingers and/or your hands raw; worse, it could cut them really badly.

    Trust me on this one!

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    Kirsten Nunez

    Abby, Hi! Thanks girl, I miss you!! and I can’t wait to see the bracelet you made.

    @Tiffany, Thanks! Glad you liked it.

    @Irene, Yes, definitely work in a well-ventilated area, fans and windows open, or even outside if you must. That stuff’s strong. And I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

    @Tyna, I know what you mean about crafts not being so cutesy…non-cutesy crafts are a nice change once in a while. And I’m really happy to be a part of the WHT crew :)

    @Katie, good tips, thank you!
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