alright. this takes a bit of planning on your part.
get comfortable with whatever you do first and allow your mind and all your channels to open up. push your energy into the ring, surround it on all levels that you can perceive. then compress that energy into the ring as much as you possibly can. then start layering it. surround the ring with your darkness (use tension by pushing into your dark while pulling the dark from the inside out), then compress that. keep layering away until you feel you've done a pretty good job :)
PS careful with pushing too much energy into objects as it could cause a problem in the ring's latticing.