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Meld’s DIY Lesson #2: Gorgeously Coloured Two-Tone Rings

Jess Pang

Wed Feb 08 2012


HELLO artists! Welcome to another Meld DIY session!

Last time, we glammed up your toes just in time for Christmas with these gorgeously festive glitter shoes, so it’s only fair that we dedicate some TLC to our hands with a DIY two-tone ring that’s right on trend for summer.

With a bit of duct tape and nail polish, you can score yourself a seriously original piece of jewellery. It’s easy as one, two, three!

What you’ll need:

  • Nail polish
  • Duct tape in any bright colour
  • A plastic sheet
  • A ring base
  • Superglue
  • Scissors

1. Draw a pentagonal shape onto the plastic sheet and cut it out. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make a rough shape. Pick a nail polish color and duct tape color of your choice.

2. Paint half the plastic pentagon shape with nail polish. Leave to dry. Then tape the other half of the plastic with duct tape. Cut any excess tape off with your scissors.

3. Position the plastic pentagon onto your finger to see how you’d like your ring to sit. Then glue the plastic to the ring base on your chosen angle. Leave it to dry.

And that’s it! Told you it was easy. Now be creative and experiment with different colours and shapes. You can make tone-on-tone rings, use metallic colours or try colour blocking! Soon you’ll have a whole collection of rings to suit any look or outfit.

Want a pair of these rings? All you have to do is tell us what your favourite colour combination is on Meld’s Facebook page by 5pm Wednesday February 15! The competition is open to those studying/living in Melbourne only, and the winner will be picked in a random draw and notified on Facebook.