Intro: The One Dollar Ring
In this instructable you will be learning how to construct your very own one dollar bill ring.
1. One, One dollar bill. ( Any bill can be used )
Step 1: Step One
Begin with the word ONE facing you. Meaning poor ol' Washington is facing down.
Fold the white border at the top of the bill towards the other side. Crease gently.
Do the same for the bottom border as well.
Step 2: Stetp Two
Now, Fold the bill in half lengthwise. Crease firmly.
Then fold bill precisely in half lengthwise again. Crease firmly.
If you have folded correctly, the ONE symbol on the ends will be framed evenly along the top and bottom.
Step 3: Step Three
Pick an end with the ONE symbol and fold the white border at the edge back.
Then fold the entire ONE symbol so that it is again evenly framed in a square at the other side of the bill like indicated in the picture.
Step 4: Step Four
Now, with the ONE symbol facing you and upright, bend the bill in half upwards like indicated in the picture. You are left with an L shaped bill.
Step 5: Step Five
Once you have the L shape, begin curving the bottom end around with the ONE symbol facing outwards.
Curve ONE symbol towards the 90 degree corner where the bill is bent up like indicated in picture 3.
You should now have whats shown in picture 4.
Step 6: Step Six
Now after lifting the ONE symbol flap, wrap the excess bill around the body of the ring until none is left over like indicated in pictures below.
Step 7: Step Seven
Once excess bill is wrapped around completely. Bring over the ONE symbol over the body of the ring like indicated in picture 1, and tuck in the white corner edge into the body of the ring.
Step 8: Step Eight; Your'e Done!
You are now a proud owner of your very own ONE dollar ring.
Go out and show off your "bling".
Moral of the story:
Yeah, it is kind of cool to have your very own dollar ring, but look further. In this materialistic world, consumers poor millions into the diamond industry. In fact, this industry pulls in $9 billion US dollars annually on average. This naturally occurring compound is essentially exploited and made profound by society, making it an financial status indicator. Is it necessary to purchase and wear a ONE million dollar diamond ring? While millions starve around the world, the money that could go into supporting world hunger, is invested into mining these priceless minerals. And where are these minerals found? Precisely where hunger and malnutrition exists.