The Gaunt ring was the first Horcrux to be made by Voldemort. Dumbledore used the Gryffindor sword to destroy it as a Horcrux, although the curse upon it still remained.
Step 1: Materials:
- Moldable white air-dry clay - I used the Crayola Model Magic brand.
- Acrylic Paint - Black, Metallic Glorious Gold, Dark Gray
- Paper & Pencil
- Elmer's glue
- Hot glue
- Small square of wax paper
- X-acto knife
Step 2: Procedure: Prepare Your Template
- On the paper, draw a rough template of the ring and the stone. You can find scores of images on google; just look for gaunt ring.
- Cut out the outlines.
- For the stone, I drew four individual triangles and glued them together with Elmer's glue to form the dome shape.
Step 3: Prepare Your Clay.
- Take a small section of clay and roll between palms to get a nice, smooth ball.
- Lay the ball on a flat surface and flatten it out (use the pencil to roll out the flat clay to get an even surface, make sure there is a thickness of at least 0.5 inch to give structure to your shape).
- Place your ring template on the mold and cut out it's shape using the knife (be careful with this step).
Step 4: Detailing the Ring.
Using a toothpick, gently draw the fine details on the ring and let the clay ring dry overnight.
This is the link I used for the details:
Step 5: Preparing the Stone.
- Mold and flatten another piece of clay (make sure you flatten the clay on wax paper, makes it easier to peel off).
- Add your stone outline over the clay and gently trace out the design using the smooth end of a pen or nail tool, to form the indent into the clay.
- Gently peel off the clay and cut off the excess portions around your square. Let dry overnight.
Step 6: Painting and Adding Final Touches.
- Paint the ring with the metallic gold and the stone square black and let dry for 30 mins.
- Use the dark gray paint to draw 2 thin lines as borders on the stone's edges. Add the deathly hallows to the center of the stone and let it dry.
- Here is the template I followed: https://shop.wbstudiotour.co.uk/images/dynamic/660x660/8a5fbcd0.jpg
Step 7: Joining the Stone to the Ring.
- Add 2 dots of hot glue to the 2 horn like protrusions on the top of the ring and stick the square on top.
- Make sure it is attached securely.
- You can add more hot glue and paint it gold after it dries.
Voila. Your ring is ready :) To make one that fits your finger, use some jewelry wire to form a circle around your finger. Use this wire as a base when drawing your template in the first step.