I've seen some lovely metal clay rings. However, polymer clay ones are great alternatives.  You get color and all you need is a regular oven not a kiln or a torch!

Check out Gloria Uhler of Domestic -Divaonline's rhinestone polymer clay ring tutorial for an elegant idea. 

I love the feather mold she used to get that textured look.  You could also use a texture plate and trim a ring shape to size.

Gloria shares her tips on how to prepare a form to maintain the ring shape during the curing process.

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM