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.

Step 1: 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.

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