When I accessorize an outfit, my hands are almost always forgotten. Everyday I religiously wear earrings, a necklace, a watch and a few bracelets, however when it comes to my fingers, I tend to only wear my wedding rings. Which is a shame – it’s such a lost opportunity to wear something fabulous. So why is it that my ring collection seems so uninspiring? Well for starters I have expensive taste. I also have very petite fingers (my ring finger is size 3.5!), which limits my ring options considerably.
Regardless of my ring buying woes, I have managed to recently purchase an awesome ring with the letter “A” on it. It was hard to resist considering my obsession with typography and the letter A. My mother-in-law also made me a simple silver band out of precious metal clay that I wear on occasion. My jewelry box is getting fuller, however can a woman really have too many rings? I don’t think so.
Lately I’ve had a bit of an obsession with bows. I blame it on Kate Spade. Portlandia says put a bird on it – Kate Spade says a bow. (If you don’t understand this reference, watch this video). I love making my own accessories (I made these cool cuffs last summer), so this weekend I decided to make this cute bow ring out of supplies I had laying around the house.
- Ribbon; the ribbon for the center should be thicker than the bow ribbon.
- Thin, easily bent wire
- Wire cutter
To make the bow, cut a piece of ribbon 3 inches long. Then fold both ends toward the center, with one end overlapping the other. This next step may require the help of someone else. Cut a piece of ribbon for the bow’s center and then wrap it tightly around the center of the other ribbon. Tie securely to create the bow. Note: the thinner the ribbon, the better the bow’s pucker.
Next, cut a piece of wire 2.5 inches long (or longer if you fingers are bigger than mine). Shape the wire into a circle, overlapping the ends as shown above. Don’t worry if the circle is not perfectly round. Then, take each end of the wire circle and tuck it under the center ribbon. Finally, slip it on your finger and adjust as necessary.
And there you have it – the perfect little bow ring for Sunday brunch! What do you think?