How to Make a Ring of Power

Way back in August while I was at BlogHer, I finally met a group of people of supreme awesomeness and one of them handed me what this group calls the Ring of Power. It’s hard to miss this ring. This particular group of women often wear it in solidarity. I wear it when I want to feel sassy, when I want to feel a connection to my friends in the computer, or when I know I am bound to have a rough day.

I like to think this ring gives me extra powers I would not otherwise have with a bare hand.

I love my Ring of Power, and I love what it stands for. So much so, that I decided to make my daughter Quinnlin and her BFF each matching Rings of Power and explain how I came to have one.

And you know what? She doesn’t think I’m lame. Which says a lot, because she is 10 and to her nearly everything I do is lame. But you don’t have to have a kid to make a Ring of Power of your own.

You’ll need:

  • Yarn
  • Stretchy string
  • Beads
  • Scissors (duh!)


  1. String yarn in a continuous loop around three fingers, over and over, until you have a nice thick band.
  2. Take fingers out and use another piece of yarn to tie the center of the band. Leave it hanging off, because you’ll need it later (see step 5).
  3. Cut loops open on either side to make a pom-pom (cut close to the center so it resembles a fluffy ball. POM-POMS ARE FUN!)
  4. Bead the stretchy string to make the part of the ring that will go around your finger; tie off the ends.
  5. Tie the long strings left on the pom-pom around the beaded part of the ring.


A Ring of Power to share.

Guaranteed to make you, and your people of supreme awesomeness, feel the power. Of love.

About Julia Roberts

Laughing at raising your two kids with special needs is frowned upon in certain circles, you know? Like Grandma and Grandpa find it especially annoying. Blogging since 2005 at Kidneys and Eyes and co-founder of a social networking site, Support for Special Needs, she stays pretty busy working in her business with her husband (yeah, they're crazy) and insurance receipts. A night owl, Diet Coke lover, and vintage photo collector she hopes to raise advocates and activists.


  1. Alexandra says:

    Such a comforting thing to have, when you’re not close by for your girl.

    I love that.

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  2. pat says:

    I love it! I think I’m gonna make one cuz I sure could use some power!

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  3. Jill says:

    It is almost like totems or lucky charms, just something that when you see it or touch it, immediately reminds me of that person. What a nice idea.

  4. Barb says:

    this makes me miss us. and thank you for writing about it. and showing how to make them for all the ladies who need rings of power. xoxo

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