Make a Glass Cupcake Ring
You can have your dessert and wear it too with this delicate, cupcake-topped sterling silver ring.
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17. To add the sprinkles using the stringers made earlier, heat the very tip and gently push the stringer onto the frosting. Repeat twice for each color.
18. Give the entire cupcake piece a general heat and then let cool for about 30 seconds.
19. Plunge the cupcake into the heated electric wok filled with vermiculite. Turn the wok off and let it cool slowly to room temperature.
20. Remove the bead from the mandrel by twisting gently. Place it in the kiln. Heat it in the kiln overnight to remove the stress, known as "annealing."
21. Dip the diamond tip bead reamer in water and grind the inside of the bead to remove clay residue. Let dry.
22. Mix equal parts of the two-part epoxy until blended. Place a small drop of epoxy into the hole in the bottom of the cupcake and a small amount on the spoke of the ring base. Put them together and let set. The glue sets in 5 minutes, and the glass cupcake ring is ready to wear in 24 hours.
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