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To go along with my Vicodin earrings, I made this Vicodin ring from sterling silver. I sanded one side of the pill flat (while wearing a dusk mask, of course!), and bezel set it.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • Rosemary

    That is so completely cool. Do you seal the medicine some how so it doesn’t break down?

  • Becky Stern

    nope, I just leave it be, to preserve the original state of the pill, so it is quite fragile and can’t get wet.

  • Ambjer

    That is so cool and creative!
    I would totally wear that! :]

  • Natalie Zee Drieu

    Beautiful work Becky!

  • Mandelin

    What a great way to use up the rest of the vicodin; I always have tons left over and your not supposed to flush it. Hey I have some BC that would be cool too. What with the different colors.

    • amanda lynn

      heynow. lets be friends

  • Anonymous

    Are you selling them? I’ll make a bulk sale deal with you. Points for creativity but be sure to keep them out of the hands of the kiddies and junkies!

  • Becky Stern

    Nope, selling them wouldn’t be legal, I’m afraid.

  • mollyrambo57

    hey before everyone gets all excited, BECKY you need to know and inform everyone that it is ILLEGAL to wear this ring ANYWHERES EXCEPT your home, THIS WILL GET YOU ARRESTED IN A BIG HURRY, IT IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND BY LAW MUST BE IN THE ORIGIONAL PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE UNLESS YOU ARE AT HOME, NO EXCEPTIONS, most people don’t even realize that those daily pill reminder things that you load up for a day or weeks worth of meds are illegal to carry your drugs in, they have to be in the origonal containers, seriously cute idea, not worth getting arrested for, please pull this idea before someone gets in trouble, i’m sure that you didn’t have this in mind but that can and will happen

  • Becky Stern

    Thanks Molly, but it’s really too fragile to wear, it’s an art piece. Don’t worry about me! =]

  • Eklectika

    Well, I suppose you could make a sculpey/Fimo pill for outside use, lol…