Lately I’m seeing big cartoon eyeballs on everything, including jewelry—I love this trend because it’s so cute and silly! For this tutorial I wanted to take a slightly creepier approach to the eyeball ring by using realistic-looking eyes. Here’s how to make an anatomically adorable accessory in just a few easy steps.
What you’ll need:
(All of the above can be purchased for cheap at most jewelry-making/craft stores. If you can’t find them locally, I’ve linked each one to a source on Etsy, which has a great craft-supplies section.)
• Magazine clippings of eyes (small photos work best)
• Small scissors
• E-6000 glue
How to do it:
1. Place the glass dome on top of the image you want to use, carefully centering the eye in the dome.
2. Trace around the dome with a pen.
3. Following your tracing, cut the image out.
4. Grab one of your glass domes and spread a nice even layer of glue on the bottom (the flat side).
5. Press the dome, glue side down, onto your cutout, being sure again that everything is centered and that the edges of the dome and your tracing line up. Use your fingertips to press out any air bubbles. Give this all some time to set.
6. Once the glue has dried, trim any excess paper from the edges of your dome.
7. Apply a thin layer of glue to the back of your eye pendant and press it into the cameo setting. Let this dry before moving on to the next step!
8. Finally, put just a drop of glue on your ring base, and stick it to the center of your pendant. Set this aside and let it dry thoroughly.
And there you have it, your very own DIY eyeball ring! You can also use this easy pendant-making method to craft bracelets, necklaces, belt buckles, whatever your heart desires! ♦