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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 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

Click to find supplies:




  • 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

Step 1.

Create a flat base

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

Use your screwdriver to pry off the watch face.

Step 3.

Remove any clock hands and gears.

Take the crown off too if you want to.

Step 4.

Glue the watch part to the Ring Base

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

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

The Finished Ring!

About the Author

Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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