Gem Star Ring

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This Gem Star Ring has two configurations: it can look like a gem or like a star, and that is how it got its name. When I say "gem", I am referring to a square-ish rock and when I say "star", I am referring to a thing that looks like the tip of a Phillips screwdriver. Gem and Star sounds so much nicer than Rock and Screwdriver.



Gem Star Ring Instructions

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  1. Get a rectangular sheet of paper. This one is 1" x 4" but anything of similar size would work. Place the paper so it is white-side facing up.
    Fold and unfold in half lengthwise.

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  3. Fold the paper in half crosswise.

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  5. Fold the two corners to the central crease as shown. Unfold
  6. Make an inside reverse fold along the two creases made in step 3 (pop the corners inwards so they are in between the layers of paper).

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  8. With the top layer of paper, fold the top-edge and bottom-edge to the middle crease.
  9. Repeat step 5 with back layer of paper. This makes the band of the finger ring.

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  11. Note where the paper changes from white to colored. The white part is the band; the colored part will be the gem. Make a crease at the location where the model changes from white to colored paper. Make a valley and a mountain fold so the crease can bend either way.
  12. Swing the back-layer of paper towards the right side again. Allow the colored part of the paper (the gem-star) to stand upright perpendicular to the white part (band) of the paper.
  13. Below: This is how it should look like.

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  15. Side view: gently pull the band away from each other so the gem expands.

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  17. Wrap the band part of the ring around towards one another. Tuck in one side into the other side so it forms a closed loop.
  18. You can leave the model so the stone looks like a Phillips screwdriver (star shaped)
  19. or you can press the tip of the model so it becomes a gem-like structure (square-ish)

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