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She’s Crafty: Dolla Bill Rings


It’s March! First thing that comes to mind is St. Patty’s Day which leads to greens galore, and well, everyone’s favorite legal green: MONEY! So M.I.S.S. brought out our tough lovers to give us a money ring crash course. Enjoy!

Hey everybody – stujessica of toughlovenyc.com here…  in case your old school dollar bill ring making skills have become a little rusty over the years, here are some refresher-course instructions on how I make these bad boys.  I make them dazzling and built to last.

Materials Needed:
– Dollar bills
– Big faceted heart gems
– Small faceted circle gems
– krazy glue (preferably with the brush)


STEP 1: If you look at the back of your dollar bill while it’s face down, you’ll notice that there is a white margin at the bottom. You’re going to fold that margin up to the front of the bill, as seen in the picture above. Make sure the line is good and straight at the fold.

STEP 2: With George Washington right side up and facing you with the fold, turn the bill around so that George is upside down.  Fold from the bottom of the bill up towards the top, you can leave a little tiny bit of space, it doesn’t necessarily have to be all the way to the top edge.


STEP 3: Fold the bill in the same way/direction again so that you can read the word “one” from the back of the bill (as shown above). Make sure all of these folds are straight and tight.

STEP 4: Flip the bill over so that the “one dollar” side is facing you.  You’re going to be folding the bill into an “L” shape in this next step.  Take the left side of the bill and fold it up so that it lines up with the middle of the letter “N” or the end of the “N” so that the “E” in one shows. – it either makes it a little looser or tighter…  I tend to fold at the middle of the “N”.

STEP 5: a) After folding the left side up, with the bill in the same position, take the right side of the bill and bring it over the fold you just made.  The word “ONE” should now be facing you, but it should be upside down. b) Turn the bill so that the word “ONE” is in front of you, like the letter “B” in the picture above.  See where my fingers and holding the edge by the letter “O”? Keep your fingers like that.  More specifically with your index finger underneath the “O” for folding/sizing guidance.

STEP 6: Grab the top end of the bill and bring it under and around your index finger until the eagle and shield are centered over the “O”. (In the picture above, I’m showing you from the opposite angle of how it’s supposed to go under for visual guidance).

STEP 7: Take the right hand side of the bill and fold it over the eagle and shield so that it looks like this:

STEP 8: Fold the top part of the bill downward and tuck the white margin underneath so that it looks like this:

STEP 9: Fold the half that remains sticking out underneath and fold it tightly. The rings sometimes come out tighter than others, so I would practice on a few before gluing them. you can get a basic idea of how it’s going to fit with all of the folds.

Gluing: Glue under the top “one” fold (as shown below)

and also glue the last fold (the one in step nine) to the underneath part of the top “one”.  Take a pen cap or my needle nose pliers to push down on the parts where you put glue. Put pressure on the spots for a few seconds and then let the ring sit for a little while.

Setting the stones:
Hearts: Glue the back of the heart  and then place it on the top of the ring. Position it in the center and press down for a few seconds. Round Gems: (seen above in the middle) Put a tiny drop in the “O” and throw the gem on and position it as quickly as possible.

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3 Responses to “She’s Crafty: Dolla Bill Rings”

  1. Lila Robles Atriskliz says:

    I <3 this & the nails be lookin' good too!

  2. Marla Marla says:

    Ooh, I’m gonna (attempt to) make one tomorrow!

  3. stujessica says:

    i wanna see some rings girls! send us pics via the tough love site! and thanks for the compliments on the nails<3 lol

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