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How To Make a Steampunk Ring

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Steampunk Style Ring

If you've been wondering how to make a really cool steampunk ring, you've come to the right place.

On this page you'll find a steampunk ring video showing how to make one by Jen Hilton of

You'll find text instructions below the video.

Jen Hilton's work can also be seen in a couple of really cool books. Be sure to check out her contributions in 1,000 Steampunk Creations and her projects in Steampunk Style Jewelry by Jean Campbell, a compilation book of projects by numerous artists.

Steampunk Ring Video


Steampunk Ring Text Instructions


This is a quick project, but with glue curing time, you'll need to plan to work over a couple of days.

30 minutes one day, and 30 minutes another day should be more than enough time.




Supply Resources for This Project

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what you need


  • Anvil
  • Watchmakers screwdrivers
  • Cutters
  • Round nose pliers or rosary pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Chasing Hammer
  • Swaroski flatback crystals
  • Filigree ring base (Ornamentea)
  • Watch parts (Ebay)
  • E6000 glue

how tos step by step 

Step 1.

Create a flat base

Make Steampunk Ring Image Step 1

Place the filigree ring base on the flat horn of your anvil and lightly hammer it.

Rotate the ring and hammer it again to make sure that its even.


Step 2.

Remove the watch face

Pry off watch face image

Use your screwdriver to pry off the watch face.


Step 3.

Remove any clock hands and gears.

Remove watch parts for steampunk ring step image

Take the crown off too if you want to.


Step 4.

Glue the watch part to the Ring Base

Glue the watch part to base image

Use E-6000 glue to glue the watch part onto ring base.


Step 5:

Let sit to harden overnight.


Step 6:

Use tweezer to remove any excess glue.


Step 7:

Glue the crystal flatbacks onto your ring

Glue on the steampunk ring crystals

Use the tweezers to grab one of the flatbacks and apply a touch of E-6000 glue to the back of the crystal. Tap them down into place.



Step 8:

Let sit to harden overnight again

Steampunk Style Ring

The Finished Ring!


Project Supply Resources

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Supply Resources Mentioned in Jen Hilton's Video

  • Ornamentea

Other Supply Resource Recommendations

More Projects by Jen Hilton can be found in these books:


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