Gem Star Ring
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
- 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.
- Fold the paper in half crosswise.
- Fold the two corners to the central crease as shown. Unfold
- 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).
- With the top layer of paper, fold the top-edge and bottom-edge to the middle crease.
- Repeat step 5 with back layer of paper. This makes the band of the finger ring.
- 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.
- 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.
- Below: This is how it should look like.
- Side view: gently pull the band away from each other so the gem expands.
- 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.
- You can leave the model so the stone looks like a Phillips screwdriver (star shaped)
- or you can press the tip of the model so it becomes a gem-like structure (square-ish)