Monday, April 18, 2011

DIY: Spike Ring

By now, I think it's pretty obvious I have a soft spot for statement jewelry. This ring creates the illusion of a spike going through your finger, although the ring is SO lightweight you probably won't even feel it.

EDIT: Everyone keeps asking where I got the spikes. They're NOT spikes! Technically, at least. They're cone bead caps, as I indicated below. Bead caps are way easier to find, unlike spikes, which is why I used them. You can find some on Etsy here - you'll have to browse through them if you want to find caps without the fancy filigree.


Supplies:

- Jewelry pliers
- Super//E6000 glue
- Adjustable ring blank
- 2 cone bead caps



1) If your ring blank has a loop on it, twist it off with the pliers. Separate the two ends of the ring to widen up it up a bit.


2) Bend each of the ends out, making them as flat as you can.


3) Glue one of the prongs into the inner top part of a bead cap.

4) Repeat on the other side. Let dry.


Easy :)


Side note: Has anyone ever tried matte nailpolish? It's my favorite! Matte nailpolish has that edgy vibe, but it's still girly - considering nailpolish itself is pretty girly. But the matte finish is fairly offbeat, which I love.


My original plan was to post a jeans DIY, but the pictures of me wearing the finished product are on a friend's camera. We went to a show in Manhattan and I wore the jeans, but I didn't bring my bulky Nikon...so when I get those from her, I'll be sure to post the project!

Also, be sure to send in any questions for the Q&A I'm having! Leave them in a comment, e-mail me at kirsten.studsandpearls@gmail.com or tweet me at @kirstengail. Be sure to include your name and location.

xo,
kirsten

20 comments:

  1. that ring is so cute! :) it really does give that impression that it passes through your finger. i'm not sure if my mom would love to see something like that on me. haha she'd think i have the weirdest of piercings :D but it's definitely a wonderful piece!

    as for the matte nail polish, i love it too. it also gives that solid and fierce look! :)

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  2. Love it! Not sure where I can find the spikes here:(((
    xoxo
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  3. What a great idea! It's very different to the other spike rings out there. Having them go to the side makes them much less "dangerous" as well. I like it!

    The Matt nail polish is awesome too. What brand did you use? I'm having trouble trying to find a decent polish here in Sydney.

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  4. Love this! I'm going to try this once I get some new spikes (they're pretty hard to come by for some reason). And I LOVE matte nailpolish, wearing some myself right now. And you're so right about the offbeat thing, I love that!

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  5. Love this, might try it!

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  6. i love this!!! :) i love using jewelry pieces/bits for other purposes
    and about matte nailpolish-looks great, never seen it before though! looks like paint :) so right for artists :)

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  7. Super inspiring blog! follow you!

    XOXO from Spain!

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  8. This is perfect! I bought the same ring from ASOS, but they delivered the wrong ring to me. Well now i'm just going to make it! HA!

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  9. thats a really good idea

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  10. I'm loving this ring!
    Especialy the fact that you used bead caps instead of studs, which nobody notices ;)

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  11. very nice blog:) I invite you to my blog
    +Follow ;*??

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  12. This post=mega win. Ring, nail polish, I'm trying really hard not to babble like an enthusiastic idiot.

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  13. Bling that can double as weapon? LOVE IT! :)

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  14. this is so clever, I want to marry it and emigrate to a lonely island with it. LOVE!

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  15. Side note: Has anyone ever tried matte nailpolish? It's my favorite! Matte nailpolish has that edgy vibe, but it's still girly - considering nailpolish itself is pretty girly. But the matte finish is fairly offbeat, which I love.

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  16. I love this!! I made one using real spikes: http://sparklesnbows.blogspot.com/2012/03/cropped-hands.html

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