While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Long story short I decided to make my own version and recycle some broken rings while at it.
My DIY version
Now, if you can handle a torch and silver you can make a similar version with silver curb chain and some solder. If not then this is a much better way for you to create this style.
A very cute project and quite easy too!
You will need:
- plain rings (I used some broken adjustable rings I had laying around)
- curb chain (best if the width is the same or larger than the rings)
- E6000 glue
- toothpick and an old ring box cushion or a piece of styrofoam
You can use brand new or recycle old rings. I used some broken (their decorations had come off) adjustable ring bases. Since the chain will decorate them don't worry if there is any discoloration or chipping etc.
Start by wearing the ring you will use. Place a piece of the curb chain on it and count the links you need to use to cover the ring's surface. Use your pliers to open and detach the links needed from the rest of the chain.
Continue by placing your ring on a piece of styrofoam or an old ring box cushion to keep it stable while working on it.
Apply a little amount of glue on the toothpick and spread it along the top of the ring.
Carefully put the chain links over the glue on the surface of the ring. Align the chain along the ring and apply a bit of pressure on it for a few seconds.
Let it dry for a while and you are done! You can use different metals such as bronze, copper etc.
I made this in silver, bronze and neon pink by applying some nail polish on the chain.
Mix it up and enjoy!
Hope you like it :)