I just love nerdy jewelry, especieally if it's "personal nerdy"; something I'm a fan of. I also love DIY'ing my own jewelry, so when I got a cheap plastic Hello Kitty ring at a friends birthday party I knew I'd scored. But what to make? The ring was cute from the get-go but I was NOT a fan of the kitty. And then it hit me; I could make a Nepeta ring! Nepeta, for those of you who don't know, is a character from the hugely popular webcomic Homestuck. Maybe with this ring I can make some furiends! (kidding)
Step 1: == Prep the ring
The first thing I did was take my ring and try to get most of the paint off. I used pure acetone, the kind Pony-modders do to remove the decorative paint.
As you can't see in the photos, the process actually started melting the ring, so this step isn't necessary. Not to mention the ring just looked dirty when I was done. :((
Step 2: == Cut away the bow
Next, I took a dremel took and, with light gentle little taps on the lowest setting, I cut away the bow so it made the silhouette of what I wanted, a cat head. Keep in mind with the dremel tool that if you go to hard not only to you risk ruining the ring, but you also risk gumming up your dremel tool with the plastic. Take time to pick shavings off the ring so they don't get in your way.