Hello my precious!
Today we'll make a big version of the One Ring from Lord of the Rings that you can use as room decor or wear as a bracelet.
It's very cheap to make as well as the main material is a plastic bottle. If you are a LOTR fan or you need a gift for one - give this a try :)
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Step 1: Materials
You'll need a clear bottle with some smooth areas to work with. You can technically use any size, but for a bracelet you'll need a big one (I used a 1,5 litre bottle)
A tip to remove any glue from labels: Tap a piece of tape on the glue a few times and it will pick it up!
You'll also need a flat and hot surface like an iron, induction stove, or just a hot pan (use baking paper to protect the surface)
*other materials: see pictures*
Step 2: Cut Out a Ring
First cut a ring out of your bottle.
I recommend to use tape as a guideline for a more even ring.
Poke your bottle with the tip of your scissors or a craft knife and cut along your guideline.
Step 3: Use the Fires of Mount Doom
Now it's time to forge the ring in fire!
Whether you use the fires of Mount Doom, an iron, an induction stove or a hot pan, I recommend to turn the heat up high first and then turn it to a low setting to get a medium to low temperature.
I find that if the temperature is too hot, it's harder to control the shape of the ring.
Place the plastic on your hot surface and apply a little pressure if necessary.
The ring might turn out weird sometimes, so you might need more than one try like me.
Step 4: Paint It Gold
Next, paint the ring from the inside with golden acrylic paint.
That way you will have a really smooth looking ring.
Step 5: Write the Language of Mordor
For the inscription, I mixed black and golden acrylic paint with some water to make it smooth, but not too watery.
Then I used a toothpick to draw on guidelines and the inscription itself. It doesn't have to be perfect, we will deal with that in the next step.
Step 6: Scratch Away Happy Little Accidents
When the inscription has dried, you can scratch it with a toothpick or a needle for more detailed work.
I used this method to make the letters more uniform. This step makes a huge difference!
Step 7: Protect the Inscription
Especially if you're gonna wear the "ring", you'll need to protect the inscription from further scratching.
You can use a seal like a clear spray or use an alternative: Brush on a mix of any white glue and water. It looks smooth and protects your work, but it might not last as long as a proper seal.
Step 8: Display or Wear Your Precious!
And that's it! Now show off your creation by displaying or wearing it :)
Hope you enjoy this craft!
And keep your ring secret and safe.
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