Picture of Gangsta Geek Cardboard Bling Rings
What does it take to get some Maker cred around here? At least look like one with some nifty DIY gangsta geek bling. Let's say "alleged" gangsta geek. And "Son, pull your pants up your waist, up, way up like Urkel. No one wants to see your drawers."

I know someone out there is wanting to make their own OMG LOL bling ring. LIKE ME.

DISCLAIMER: Gang activity is not suggested nor condoned unless you are part of a group with stated and accomplished goals of social redeeming value. Of course, never ask about the family business.
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Step 1: Tis the gift to be simple...

Picture of Tis the gift to be simple...
You will need:


Fine grit sandpaper.



Riches beyond your wildest imagination...

A pair of scissors and pencil/straightedge might help too.

Reuse that thin sheet of cardboard that comes packed in new shirts or underwear. Oh yeah, ask your mom for it then.  You can also use the cardboard from an empty box of cereal. 

Any paper glue will do.  I had bought a bottle of  "Tacky Glue". It seems a little bit thicker than regular white school glues and seems to set up a bit faster giving a better tack for crafting.  I guess I will use this stuff instead of my yellow carpenters glue which will take off a layer of skin when it gets dried on your fingers.

I was going to run out to the craft store but the brat said she had a set of faux stick on jewels(rhinestones in various colors and sizes) to spare from her stash of scrapbooking supplies. Use something like that to bedazzle your work.

For paint, I had my metallic gold and silver acrylic paints.  The better metallics are solvent based or from a spray can. They even have a "rub and buff" metallic wax type finish available.  Real gold and silver leaf is overkill. With my water based acrylics I could work indoors. 

I also "borrowed" a gelled fabric paint to use for the 3-dimensional effect on outlining and detail on the rings.
craftclarity10 months ago

Oh, man. I think you've done coined a thing. Gangsta Geek Chic FTW!

nerfrocketeer10 months ago
This bling is OG if you know what I mean. Haha nice job again bro!
caitlinsdad (author)  nerfrocketeer10 months ago

You must be down with OPP.

Down Wit Other People's Pizza! Everyone knows tacos are better!
caitlinsdad (author)  nerfrocketeer10 months ago

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's taco.

Unless thou hast a K'nex gun that shooteth Dilithium covered Nerf darts! :P

hunter99910 months ago

Haha, this is great! Thanks for sharing :-)

caitlinsdad (author)  hunter99910 months ago

Just doing my part to make the world a little more ostentatious.

clarebubble11 months ago

so funny:-) i love it

caitlinsdad (author)  clarebubble11 months ago

Thanks. These ideas pop into your head while making license plates.

great ideas⊙▽⊙ but i think i can't do that in china…………

caitlinsdad (author)  clarebubble11 months ago

true, you might have your internet taken away.

bricobart11 months ago

You forgot BRICOBART!

Wouldn't it be more realistic to write in mirror image for better fore-head printing?


caitlinsdad (author)  thematthatter11 months ago



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吉wj11 months ago

I like it!

caitlinsdad (author)  吉wj11 months ago

Thanks, it works with any language characters.

Honus11 months ago

Too awesome! I need to make some of these for my co workers.

caitlinsdad (author)  Honus11 months ago

Sometimes you just have to make something serious.