I haven't been this excited about something in a few weeks (thanks, Megan!).
The ring pictured above was made from a quarter. And there are step by step directions that you can follow to make your own at home (if you have some tools).
I am seriously impressed (and inspired!). I love how it's eco-friendly, budget-conscious, and hand-crafted all in one. Wow. I still can't get over it.
It's also practical. You don't hear a lot about choosing a practical engagement and/or wedding ring. I am a big fan of practical rings. I have a lot of other stuff on my mind, and the last thing I want to worry or think about is my ring. I want to put it on and keep it on. I don't want to have to take it off to cook or clean or hike or sleep or shower or garden. I want it on my finger but not in my way at all times. I don't want it to snag stuff or get stuff trapped in it. I want it to be flexible and adaptive to my lifestyle. I want it to be something I can wear while traveling in a developing nation.
This ring certainly fits that bill. I wish I had known about this sooner! Oh well, hopefully some of you will find this equally impressive and inspiring. (Megan, please let us know how yours comes out!)