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A statement ring that looks like flames bursting from your hand!
This ring looks a little crazy, but if you are daring you can rock it. And it doesn't take a lot of effort, either! Follow these steps:

Posted by michlosangeles from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See michlosangeles's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 1
    Step 1

    Remove the top rim from any kind of small plastic bottle. The softer the plastic, the better and easier to cut. (You can also use the bottom part of a plastic toy bowling pin, as I did in the green example.)

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a whole bunch of parallel diagonal cuts, forming skinny strips that swirl around the bottle.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 3
    Step 3

    Twist each strip tightly around something like a metal poker.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 4
    Step 4

    The strip will curl up. Do this for all the strips, and voila! That is your flame.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a piece of craft wire (between 8 and 12 inches long, depending on the height of your ring). Fold it in half and thread the two ends up through a ring blank.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 6
    Step 6

    Poke 2 holes in the bottom of your flame, and thread the flame onto the wire.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 7
    Step 7

    Twist the two wire ends together inside the flame.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 8
    Step 8

    Swirl the two wires around something skinny, to create decorative swirlies inside the flame.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 9
    Step 9

    Optional: you can dress the ring up further by adding a filigree or a silk flower onto the ring blank, before you add the flame.

  • How to make a recycled ring. Ring On Fire - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can also double up on the wire, to create 4 swirlies inside the flame. If you like, you can add beads onto the tips of the swirlies for even more detail.

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Dawn R.
Dawn R. · Franklin, Pennsylvania, US
This is cool, but too much for this 56 year old! Great for you kids out there.
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Jenevieve E.
Jenevieve E. · 8 projects
so cool!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
That is such a great idea!
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Tracy C.
Tracy C. · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 10 projects
Very quirky!
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