Okay, I think we should all make one of these flamin' rings -
And wear them to the most ordinary places and start a trend! If I teach you make one, are you with me? Prepare to make a statement...
They look complicated, a bit? But I swear they are not hard to make. Budget half an hour, that's all.
Oh, BTW - they're made from little plastic bowling pins.
So raid a toy chest or take a trip to the dollar store. Score a bowling pin. Let us begin!
Then start snipping at a slant, making a diagonal cut from top to bottom.
Make a whole bunch of the diagonal cuts (parallel to each other), and you will end up with this:
Grab one of the strips and wrap it around a skewer. Try to yank it as tight as possible. It will set into a curl.
Repeat with all the strips! You can make lots of skinny minnies, or just a few bigger bolder curls - each gives a different look to your finished ring.
Um, okay, I know it's tall. If you are a little bit scared, if you want something less cray-cray, you could always give it a haircut.
What if you don't have a toy bowling pin handy? Make the flames with any small bottle or container. In the pic below, the white one is an aspirin bottle, the amber is a prescription bottle:
(For your first try, I advise something made of thinner plastic - so much easier to cut! Those prescription bottles take a lot of muscle - but oh, how they catch the light.)
Now poke two holes in the bottom of your flame.
To assemble the most basic version, you will need a ring blank, some craft wire and your flame.
Bend the wire in half. Thread the two ends up through the ring blank and the flame.
Swirl the wires by twisting them around something long and skinny:
And that's it, the basic Ring On Fire! It's cute!
For a little more of the fancy, add a decorative item to cradle the flame. Like a metal filigree:
Maybe a silk flower?
In that one I doubled up the wire & added beads to the four ends.
Okay, I'm going to wear mine to the hardware store and Starbucks...
Where are you wearing yours?