Ring Pins Magic Trick!

One of the things I really enjoy is going to magic shop and digging through their bins of junk magic. I really like buying a random shoe box sized amount of magic for cheap and then working through the magic to try to find some cool forgotten piece of magic.

In a recent purchase I found Ring Pins, and when I saw the package, I didn’t think it’d be any good, but I was wrong!

Here’s what it looks like:

@louiefoxx Puzzle with safety pins! Move the ring from one pin to the other without opening them! #puzzle #puzzlechallenge #ringpuzzle #safetypin #weddingring #ring #louiefoxx #trythisathome ♬ original sound – Louie Foxx

What’s cool about this is that there are no gimmicks or altered props (like soft pins). I did have to change the hand positions from what are in the instructions and break the “secret” into to motions instead of one to make it work for me.

I think I’m going to make some that have the safety pins soldered shut and are presented as puzzles.


Key and Ring…

The trick “Stirring Silver” by Jay Sankey has always fascinated me. I can do the trick, but really only do it in impromptu situations when I need to bang out something quick. I’m not sure what I don’t like about it, I think that ring spends way too much time on the handle of the spoon in the first phase. I do understand that it needs to be there for how the trick works.

Here’s a version of it that I came up with and I posted a video of it on Tik Tok a bit ago:

@louiefoxx Magic trick while waiting for the store to open… #waiting #ring #key #sleightofhand #magictrick @therealjaysankey #magician #louiefoxx #closeupmagic ♬ original sound – Louie Foxx

The method is different from Jay’s routine, but the effect is visually the same. The challenge with a key is with the shaft soo much shorter than a spoon you have less room to hide things, which is why I had to go in a different direction with the method.

I think the trick came out well, but it’s something I’ll probably never do in my actual work.