This has been quite the year for marble elements. From jewelry to home decor, marble has been spotted absolutely everywhere. This project shows you how use inexpensive oven-bake clay to create a faux marble ring without dropping a chunk of change. It’s so easy to make that you’ll want to whip up one in every color combination!
-Oven-bake white and black clay
-Aluminum foil tape (previously used in this project)
-Strong craft glue (such as E6000)
1. Create two balls of white and black clay, each measuring about 0.5-0.75 inches (1.27-1.90 centimeters) in diameter.
2. Roll each ball into “logs.”
3. Twist the two logs together.
4. Fold in half…
5. …and twist again.
6. Roll the clay between the palms of your hands to create a single log yet again.
7. Fold in half, and twist. Repeat several times until the white and black blend together, but are still distinguishable from each other. If your clay has turned gray, you’ve mixed it too much!
8. Roll the clay into a ball.
9. Flatten into an oval or circle shape. Bake in the oven according to the package’s directions–every brand of clay is different!
10. Cut a strip of aluminum foil tape.
11. Wrap the tape around the edge of the baked clay after it has cooled completely.
12. Fold over and press down to seal in place.
13. Glue the ring blank to the backside of the faux marble component.
I’d love to try this out with clay in vibrant shades such as fuchsia or turquoise. The potential color combinations are literally endless – choose your favorite shades, and make it your own!
Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez
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