Today is a sitting around kind of day, everyone is tired & half sick, plus there is nothing truly pressing that has to get done this instant. But then my girl found a scrap of pink pipecleaner & turned it into a ring (because she loves nothing so much as adorning herself), & the box of leftover auction project jewels caught my eye, & hello, fastest kid-pleasing project ever.
Obviously, a girl can't stop at just ONE jeweled pipecleaner ring.
Wrap the pipecleaner around the finger, twist a time or two to keep your loop in shape.
Trim the ends to a couple of inches above the loop.
Take a pair of beading pliers (or similar) & make a little loop at each end to get rid of the sharp bits, then smash the loops flat.
Holding the two ends together, twist them around into a circular "nest" that sits perpendicular to the ring loop. There is no particular trick to this, just twist & tuck until the setting is the shape you want.
Once you've got your nice flat setting, you could put just about anything on top (as I type this, I am suddenly wondering where I put my shrinky dink sheets). We put on our jewels with Fast Grab Tacky Glue, which is my current favorite kid-craft glue due to it being thick &, well, fast-grabbing.
After you've made rings for every single finger, don't forget the matching bracelet.