Saturday, January 12, 2013

D.I.Y. YSL Ring From Lipstick Packaging

The allure of the Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) line of cosmetics is truly undeniable, especially the Rouge Volupte line of lipsticks.  The signature gold packaging is classically chic, and the YSL logo is always eye catching as it adorns the outside of the tube.  It is easy to see why the YSL lipsticks are very popular among the luxury cosmetic brands, but did you know this tube of lipstick can be turned into a piece of jewelry?  Below I have pictures as well as the video I filmed explaining how to complete this project.  All photos taken by me.  =]


YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick (Left) transformed into a ring (Right).

What you'll need to complete this project: empty or depotted YSL lipstick tube, and a pair of pliers large enough to grip around the lipstick tube.

Step 1: After taking off the cap of the lipstick, grip the ridge of the tube right above the YSL logo area.  Be sure not to clamp down too tightly, otherwise the metal tube will get stuck and will be more difficult to remove.

Step 2: Pull the tube off and away from the base of the lipstick, thereby removing it completely.  This piece can be discarded, so it wouldn't get in the way of removing the ring.

Step 3: The central unit with the ring and lipstick color piece will slide right off the tube.  The base piece will no longer be needed, so it can be discarded afterwards.

Step 4: The gold YSL ring easily slides off the colored piece giving you the final product, ready to wear.


The YSL piece can be worn as a ring, and fits roughly a ring size 8, though can also be worn strung on a chain as a necklace pendant.

3 comments:

  1. Now that's how you get a 'bang' out of your buck!! I love it!!

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  2. I knew I wanted to do that with my YSL lipstick, but didn't know how! Thank you!!

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