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Jack Frost Ring

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Jack Frost Ring Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Images of snowmen evoke endearing memories of snow-covered holidays shared with loved ones. This adorable Jack Frost design captures the holiday spirit in an adjustable ring. Create personalized Christmas gifts for friends and family or don one yourself.

Step one:
Cut an image to fit inside the frame of a silver-plated brass large circle adjustable ring. We used Nunn Design adhesive to glue the image into the frame. Next, apply a coat of Nunn Design sealant to the image. Allow the sealant to dry 20 minutes and apply a second coat. Allow the second coat to dry an additional 20 minutes. This process will insure that the image remains intact and free of watermarks.

Step two:
When filling the frame with glaze, we recommend applying it in two separate layers to prevent the formation of air bubbles. Prop up the ring so that the surface of the frame sits level. If you plan to add dangles, tack a sterling silver open jump ring in place near the bottom of the frame using a dab of sealer and let dry. Keep in mind you will be applying a second coat of glaze and will want half of the jump ring exposed above the surface. Using the pour spout on the Nunn Design Gel du Soleil glaze, dispense the first layer of glaze. Allow the glaze to settle for a few minutes and pop any surfaced air bubbles with a needle.

Step three:
Place the ring under a UV lamp to cure for 20 minutes. Apply the final layer of Nunn Design Gel du Soleil glaze until it forms a slight mound and repeat the same process to cure.

Step four:
When constructing the dangles we used the following Swarovski Elements crystal components: one Swarovski Elements 5714 8mm star crystal bead, three Swarovski Elements 5000 6mm faceted round white alabaster beads, four Swarovski Elements 5000 4mm faceted round white alabaster beads and two Swarovski Elements 5000 4mm faceted round light Siam beads. For each dangle, thread a Swarovski Elements crystal bead onto a 24 gauge 1 1/2-inch headpin and attach to the exposed jump ring using a wrapped loop. You can thread two 4mm beads or one 6mm bead per head pin.
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
(plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Nunn Design glue 2oz (GLUE-007)
Nunn Design sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz (GLAZE002)
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
Flat nose pliers (TOOL-107)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Silver-plated brass large circle adjustable ring (SP-RING04, qty 1)
Silver-plated brass large oval adjustable ring (SP-RING05, qty 1)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 24 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP4X, qty 8)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.65x3.55mm) (SS-OJR25-D, qty 1)
Swarovski 5714 8mm star crystal (5714-CRY8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round white alabaster (5000-WHAB6, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round white alabaster (5000-WHAB4, qty 4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round light Siam (5000-SIALT4, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round fern green (5000-FGN4)
Nunn Design silver-plated brass small oval adjustable ring (SP-RING08)
Nunn Design silver-plated brass large square adjustable ring (SP-RING06)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Silver-Plated Brass Large Circle Adjustable Ring
Code: SP-RING04
Adjustable ring size, Diameter 18mm 
1-34-78+
$6.16 $5.54$5.73 $5.15$5.33 $4.79
Qty>
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Brass Large Oval Adjustable Ring
Code: SP-RING05
Adjustable ring size, Length 13mm, Width 18mm 
1-34-78+
$6.16 $4.92$5.73 $4.58$5.33 $4.26
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30 $0.27$0.28 $0.25$0.25 $0.22
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .140 inches (0.65 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-D
Diameter 3.5mm, 22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5714 8mm Star Crystal
Code: 5714-CRY8
Length 8mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.52 $0.44$0.47 $0.40$0.43 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round White Alabaster
Code: 5000-WHAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.41$0.44 $0.37$0.40 $0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round White Alabaster
Code: 5000-WHAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.28$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Brass Small Oval Adjustable Ring
Code: SP-RING08
Height 21mm, Width 19.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.16 $4.98$5.73 $4.64$5.33 $4.31
Qty>
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Brass Large Square Adjustable Ring
Code: SP-RING06
Adjustable ring size, Length 16mm, Width 16mm 
1-34-78+
$6.16 $5.42$5.73 $5.04$5.33 $4.69
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Code: GLUE-007
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$11.14 $9.80$10.39 $9.14$9.68 $8.51
Qty>
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Code: SEALANT01
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$8.80 $7.92$8.20 $7.37$7.64 $6.87
Qty>
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz
Code: GLAZE002
0.3 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$9.27 $8.34$8.64 $7.77$8.05 $7.24
Qty>
UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Sale Price: $28.10
Price: $31.23
Qty>
Flat Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-107
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>



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