A few months ago. Sam and I attended our very first wheel throwing pottery class in historic Ellicott City. We are always looking for new classes to attend and skills to learn (even if it's just for fun or entertainment). So, after we came across a pottery studio on Groupon, we figured we'd give it a go. We fell in love with wheel throwing almost immediately and Sam even asked the instructor halfway through the class if it would be plausible to get a pottery wheel and oven at home for personal use. Although it wasn't quite the right time to leap full-force into professional pottery for us (lol), we did create a couple of beautiful pieces to use in our home. Mine: jewelry holder. Sam's: cereal bowl. Logical, right?
Well, when my small jewelry holder began to overflow with everything from chunky necklaces, to delicate earrings, stacked rings, and more, I knew that I needed a little more room to expand. I came across this DIY tutorial from almost makes perfect (one of my favorite blogs) a few days ago and I knew that making these would be the perfect addition for organizing the goods. If you recall, this past Christmas I attempted to make a homemade ornament of Sam, Oliver, and I for our tree using clay. Hooowever, the clay I made it out of ended up not exactly being "oven-bake". Whoops.
So, this time I decided not to almost burn our kitchen down, and picked up the correct tools to entertain myself during this enormous snow storm. Whiiich, by the way, I'm currently still stuck in. No complaining here, folks. I've been holed up inside making pie tarts, beef stew, and these ring cones all the while sporting my zebra onesie that I haven't changed out of since Friday afternoon. It's basically a dream come true. Today, I'm planning on venturing out for the first time to the end of our street to scoop up an extra large order of my favorite food in the whole world (too dramatic?) - truffle fries. If that's not an ideal situation, I don't know what is.
That said, these super easy DIY ring cones would be the perfect gift for your best friends or even your Mom for Valentine's Day. Who said that this holiday has to revolve around your boyfriend/husband? Show your love for a loyal friend or supportive mother by making them their own unique ring holder to showcase their jewelry.
I used my watercolor paint as a base for these ring cones then painted over them with the acrylic paint so that the colors would have more texture and depth. You can do this if you have watercolor paint available, or you can simply use the acrylic paint to complete (which is a lot faster). It truly is your personal preference on how you want them to look.
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