DIY Tutorial: Balenciaga Inspired Rings

March 20, 2013

Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Inspired SS13 Rings Main

Balenciaga ss13 rings
Stacking Rings from Balenciaga SS13

When Ros & I first saw these Balenciaga rings from the S/S13 runway, it struck us how versatile it was but also how easy it was to create a DIY version — especially since we both don’t have 600 bucks to splurge on a set. Here’s my take and also probably the easiest tutorial I’ve posted to date.

Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Rings Materials

Materials needed:

  • 2mm Coloured Aluminium Wire
  • Wirecutter
  • Plain rings/finger bands
  • Thick marker (not pictured)
  • Cloth + Pliers (Optional)

Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Rings Material

I bought this coloured craft aluminum wire from Art Friend for under $3 SGD. It is available in various thicknesses and colours so do get one to match your rings.


Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Rings Step One

1. Cut a piece of wire about 25cm and bend it in the middle around your thumb, creating a nice curve.


Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Rings Step Two

2. Bend that curve around your finger now to create the ring. I found it easier to bend it around a thick marker (around the same thickness as your finger) after that for consistency/ so you don’t cut off blood supply from your hand. Just keep curling the wire round the marker!


Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Rings Step Three

3. (Optional Step) Using craft pliers, adjust the curves accordingly. Pad the pliers with a piece of cloth so as not to scratch the wire/ leave a mark. Trim off the ends (make sure it ends on the inside of your finger and not outside)

Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Inspired SS Rings

4. Almost done! I soon got addicted and started creating many other designs…


Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Inspired Rings

Operation Overhaul DIY Balenciaga Inspired SS13 Rings

5. Wear it stacked on top of a plain band to mimic the Balenciaga look or wear it on its own. You could even create a smaller version and wear it as a midi ring!



Operation Overhaul plain ring packs

I got my plain rings at the local Forever 21 but there are a ton of other places you can get them online as well.

1. Adjustable Pack of Three Plain Band Rings, ASOS

2. Pack of 8 Smooth Rings, ASOS

3. Tough Punch Rings, Nastygal

4. Pack of Three Plain Band Rings, ASOS

What do you think about it? Would you attempt this DIY?

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  • Reply 2nd Funniest Thing March 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

    WOWW I’m impressed! Such a quick and clever DIY congrats girls
    & Big kisses from Barcelona :)

  • Reply SASmith (@web_shopaholic) March 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    To Ros & Juu, you girls are awesome! These rings are definitely Balenciaga! I almost cried seeing these pieces come to life in DIY! As an accessories and jewelry designer, I think this will also work when bedazzled just to add personal touches to it! I enrolled in Dragonfly Design’s (http://www.jewelrybydfly.com) jewelry making class and I learned so much! Now I can follow and Fashion/Accessories DIY Blogs with ease and confidence a I pull it off easily!

  • Reply Michelle D March 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This is amazing looking. Might be my fav DIY

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    Cool idea! Was wondering where you got the Balenciaga image to use if you don’t mind sharing? :) Having problems finding brand images to use on my blog due to copyright issues :(

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  • Reply moiminnie September 14, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Those are beautiful, such a great idea tbh! Wish I stumbled upon this page ages ago haha!

    I also have a few DIY ring ideas up on my site – take a look!
    / DIY tube ring
    / DIY square hardware ring
    / DIY safety pin ring
    / DIY chain ring

    Much love from MoiMinnie xx

    • Reply Ros C. September 15, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks dear! Your blog is lovely! x

  • Reply Blossom December 4, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t know if I can bring it upon myself to buy simple rings for $4 much less $10 and still have to buy more material lol. But I like the rings. I may consider when I’m wealthy.
    Nice pics too! Super jealous of your camera quality.

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