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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.