May 24, 2011

D I Y / Hardware Store Rings

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Stop by the plumbing section of the hardware store next time you are looking for new jewelry. These brass things apparently are made to connect two tubes with eachother but they look more like rings to me. They make the most delicious clicking sound when wearing them.

84 comments:

amalie said...

those rings are awesome! cool ideaaa xx

Daniela Gandra said...

Such a great idea! That's what makes you so unique and inspiring.

Evelin said...

They're obviously selling them in the wrong department. How could anyone not notice they are actually rings?

:)

Maaike said...

That's pretty awesome :D

Suz said...

haha, zó innovatief!

Mikaela said...

Very cool DIY.

xx,

Mikaela


http://www.framboisefashion.com

BlueVanilla said...

Ha! Love your creativity!
xx

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JillePille said...

really good idea :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

You are always so innovative, and make something ordinary into something super chic.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Joy said...

Super! And so easy!
Misschien moet ik toch maar een bezoekje brengen aan de Karwei, Gamma of what-so-ever! :)

Shulamit said...

Love this idea.. I will definitely try it out for sure!

Céline K.G said...

Lovevly!

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

They look more like rings to me too! And they look fantastic.

Letitia said...

probably the easiest diy ever!

Nomadic D. said...

They look gorgeous on you, especially with those white nails! I love it. But I have to ask... how can you function without being able to fully articulate your fingers? Looks like the rings are going over the top knuckle, so I'm assuming you can't bend it, right? I think that would drive me insane if I tried to survive a day like that. Look amazing though!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

A. + M. said...

briljant!
x m.

Go-Ez*Tami said...

omg what a cool idea :D

Ivania said...

at Nomadic D
who cares about comfort!
haha no, I care about a little practicallity! And these are actually not that bad..you should try it!
The rings end right on the joint so you can still bend it a bit. And if you think about it, the joint that you bend the most is the first and not the second, and the fact that my index finger can move freely compensates a lot too.

A La Mode said...

I have a habit of finding nuts and bolts around on the street and turning them into rings/necklace pendants. There's something so lovely about them.

yamina beyondURclothes said...

love your rings !!!

♥ yamina
http://beyondurclothes.blogspot.com/

Andrew said...

flawless

. said...

Leuk leuk! Ik ga morgen eens kijken:-)

Shilpi said...

God, you're so clever

xx

sftrend

Miss Independent said...

wow, i never knew that plumbing could look so chic!

lostceremony said...

you inspire me everyday.
you kick ass!

Meg said...

you.are.amazing.

Lia said...

Love this. I can't wait to go to Home Depot now :)
xoxo
Lia

FASHION ICE said...

how brilliant!!

the hues said...

You come up with such crazy ideas haha, pretty sick :D

Jaylle said...
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Jaylle said...

ik vind jou echt geweldig. je hebt zoveel leuke ideeën waar andere mensen niet aan zullen denken.Ik ben een beginnend blogger met 1 bericht hahah maar jij bent toch echt mijn grote voorbeeld. respect ! :) liefs,

jaylle.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Haha, nice idea!

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Debbie said...

Hihi heb ik ook eens geprobeerd, maar helaas te groot voor mij. Ze staan super bij je! Heel tof! :)

x

nicki said...

Those look so elegant and lovely on you! And I can just hear that "delicious clicking sound"!
Tropic of Unicorn

Vivienne Kongvongsa said...

Adore the Gold Minimalism here!


XXX

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

Awesome!

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Twins said...

so original! love it <3

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Marusia said...

Wow! that's a great idea! most of all i like the monograms on them!
letmefashion.blogspot.com

Natalia said...

Ivania, you have a new follower in me :o) Your blog is so beautiful, crisp, clean and just right.

Loving this idea about the rings, will definitely have to try it out.
xx

Yasmine said...

Wauw, supervet! En ik vind jouw blog zo onwijs inspirerend! X

LOIS said...

just yesterday I went to the hardware store to look for rings! But search wasnt successful. I found nothing really :( And I'm looking for exxactly these rings but in short.
Love Lois xxx

About Nicky said...

Very cool! I like ;) :) XO

Dichotomous Darling said...

You're genius. Really you are. I love how I can come to your blog and see the most amazing, creative fashion from things deemed so "ordinary," and "unrelated." You're constantly inspiring me!

Sofie Louise said...

OMG so cool DIY! I've made a link to the post on my blog, just so u know it :)

- Sofie Louise

www.so-many-shades-of-white.blogspot.com

Trine said...

SOOO COOOOOOL! :) Craving so badly now!!!

XX Trine
http://storyofacloset.blogspot.com/

Nádia said...

You're so original it gives me goosebumps! <3

http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

nanu said...

the rings are pretty cool... but the bracelet is absolutely georgeous. where can I get it? thanks; really like your blog!

J said...

An idea so original & simple just MUST come from you. God I'm so jealous of your creativity!

miss sophie said...

hello - just found your blog and i wanted to say that it's absolutely brilliant and you are so inspiring with your creative ideas and thoughts on fashion! :)

Michelle at Chellbellz said...

I saw another blogger post them 2 months ago! I love yours they are super shinier!

Bec said...

you just have the most creative mind! they look so great.

amy said...

brilliant.
these golden rings are beautiful, you wouldn't expect to find them in a hardware store.


love your blog x

sweetness xx
hope to hear from you*!
www.amyflyingakite.com

Francesca said...

You are my DIY inspiration! I just bought some scrap leather and am attempting to make a leather clutch! I need to buy a zipper first though. Have you thought about making one? :) x

Alter Ego said...

nice!! love the tattoo xx

Elin said...

Wow I love it, great! Xx

martha said...

brilliant !
I found some crazy chains in that kind of store that would make great headbands !

hannah said...

you are the only girl i know who can make random bits and bobs into lust-worthy accessories. touche.

X


hannah
http://www.thefashionhash.com/

Daria said...

nice blog! :)
follow me if u like ^^
http://www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/

PookeBoop♥ said...

ahh, it´s gegorous!

Girl Can't Talk said...

First time to comment but your blog is such an inspiration and I look forward to every post. Your new hair looks awesome too. Just added you to the blogroll of my somewhat neglected blog x

Missy said...

Very creative...and sometimes the sound a piece of jewelry makes is better than the item itself.

Love your blog!

anne said...

it looks realy cool!

Vilde M. said...

Your blog is my new favorite :D. Absolutely love it, and I love all your DIY-projects <3.

Bostonista said...

Absolutely amazing! You have such a great eye for things others might miss!
xo

Simona said...

Excellent idea, I might visit hardware store myself and pick some "jewelry" there. In general, I love your DIY projects as well as your blog - it´s very inspiring. I wish you were my older sister :)

xx
Simona

tereza said...

lovely! i wonder what would my IT boyfriend said:-)

Floria said...

5inch and up already did this a while ago with almost identical text passage. Seems like you just copied her ideas and presented them as your's.....lame.

Ivania said...

Hey Floria,

1st of all:I do not copy any ideas. never. That's something that goes against my deepest values.

2. As you can see, I always put the right credits if I use someone else's content. A coincidense is that one of my latest posts I used on of the images of 5 inch&up
I recently started reading her blog and I never came across that post. (looking for it now though)

3. I've been using plumbing tubes as jewelry for YEARS. It's a pretty obvious thing to do,(it's round, it's brass, it fits around your finger, anyone can come up with that) As you can read in the comments a lot of people from all around the world do! Did they all get it from me or from 5inch &up? No, they came up with it themselves, and so did I.

**OnYxStA** said...

Genius! I love little tips like this :)

BLEURGH!!
http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

Cherell S. said...

where do you get a bracelet like you'r please contact me.

Cmindkiller.blogspot.com xoxo

sketch42 said...

Not saying you plagiarized- at all.

I did a post and showed a pic of a hardware store ring- its very different looking than yours- brushed and hex.

Check it out!

http://sketch42blog.com/2011/02/the-hex-bracelet-diy-more/

▲Tyna said...

it looks great!!
thx for inspiration:))
xx, tyna

denise said...

hey ivania!
wat een geweldige tip,
ik heb ze ook gekocht!
in mijn outfit van vandaag draag ik ze.
liefs,
denise

hier de outfit;
http://jemappelledenise.blogspot.com/2011/06/28062011.html

N.v.R said...

WHat an amazing idea!

jemappelleshen said...

HAUT! I love this idea!

jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

shinshinshin said...

genius!

Its Mine I Made It said...

this is amazing. you have the most wonderfull ideas. obsessed.
love, alex

itsmineimadeit.com

Jade Dowdle said...

Got an innovative idea..

a big fan of focal point, home depot

expert plumbers sydney said...

Those rings are really cool! Maybe you should try a pipes or tubes and make an accessory out of it. Amazing!

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Alexi Davenport said...

I've never thought of using those rings as actual rings for your hands! My husband has a few in the garage. I wonder if he'll let me wear them! I don't think they are as shiny as the ones in your pictures, though. You say that you can get them at basically any hardware store?
Alexi | http://www.daddariohardware.com/

Kristen Dockery said...

I can't believe these rings were made out of supplies from a hardware store. The rings are really unique and I've never seen anything like them before. It would be a lot of fun to do rings like these for my friend for her birthday because she's really into jewelery and I think she would really like them. http://www.siweklumber.com/builders-hardware/

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