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Did you think I forgot about this little project I warned you about?

I didn’t forget.  But in classic Carey fashion, I did get sidetracked with other things.  But today I sat down and finished!  Curious yet?  The suspense getting to you?  I won’t make you wait any longer….

If you follow me on Facebook (<ahem>, if you don’t you should!  There is even more sharing going on over there.),  you would have read my mention of the rick-rack roses tutorial over at The Crafting Chicks.

photo courtesy of The Crafting Chicks

As soon as I saw this little project I had a plan for these little rick-rack roses.  So guess what I sat down and made????
Rings, can you believe it?!  OK, if you’ve been around here for more than…oh, I don’t know… A MINUTE you already know about my ridiculous love of rings.  You probably guessed it was rings before I even mentioned it.  Well, that and the picture of the ring base was a dead give away.  And speaking of rings, I may or may not have bought another new one this week….  anyway….

The Crafting Chicks inspired me so I ran down to Michael’s & the fabric store to pick up some ring bases and ric-rac (I really don’t know which is the proper way to spell it) and got to work.  Their excellent tutorial can be found here.  I’ll just show you a few pics of my work along the way.

The first step is the hardest, and it isn’t all that bad.  You have to take 2 pieces and ric-rac and twist them together.  They will sorta interlock.  Then to keep them stable you run a simple stitch with the sewing machine straight down the middle.  For some reason the bobbin thread kept getting all bunched up underneath so it took me la little longer than it should have but even with that complication it took less than 1/2 hour.

Then you literally just roll it up into a ball.  To keep it secure, you take a good sized needle and run a stitch or two straight through the middle of the ball.

Next, just glue it down to the ring base.  I used some fabric glue I had in stock (you just never know what you’re going to find in my magic craft stash).

Let it dry for a bit and voila!  So easy, but so fun and quirky!  I really love it.

This is the yellow one I made with the jumbo ric-rac.  You’ll notice a difference in the “petals”, they are slightly turned down.  A little more realistic as a flower, or at least a different interpretation of a flower.  They bend down easily, but they occasionally pop back.  You just have to bend them back into place.  I’m sure that after a while they will stay put.

Now, you know I can’t make one and not make one for you!  Well, at least one of you.  So here’s the deal:

The yellow one will be going home to live with one you, my reader-friends!  AND you get 2 chances to win:

  1. Leave a comment here on this post and tell me what you plan to wear it with, should you be the lucky winner.
  2. You will earn another shot at winning if you go to the Facebook Page, “Like” it, and then leave a comment there too!

It won’t get you an extra entry, but feel free to pass on the news to your friends.  The more the merrier!

Entries will be received until 11:59pm Wednesday May 4th.  Up to 2 entries per person.  If you are the winner please contact me by Sunday May 8th with your address so I can get it shipped off to you.  If I don’t hear from the winner by then, I will have to re-draw :(

Good luck, and if you don’t win, make your own!!  It’s easy and fun!!


Unlike some who turn it into a recreational sport, I don’t really enjoy shopping.  I do it because it’s necessary, not because I have so much fun doing it.  But there are a few items I cannot resist purchasing in ridiculous quantities.   Like lip gloss.  I am a sucker for lip gloss.  And books.  So many books, so little time.

One of my other temptations:

RINGS!!!  I have zero will power when it comes to rings!  And yes, those are all mine.  And no, that is not all of them, just some of my favorites.  And that scar on my wrist is from a blind dog named Booger.  And that is my perfectly manicured hand with gel-polished awesomeness.  More on that some other time.

Some of the above rings were gifts, my friends and family know how to get to my heart.  On my pinkie is my class ring.  Ahhhh, the memories.

So, here are a few more rings I’ve seen lately.  I’m trying really hard not to buy them.  Really, really hard.  It’s a losing battle.


Source: etsy.com via Carey on Pinterest

These lovelies are on Etsy. I need some more color in my life. They make me think of spring.

Source: etsy.com via Carey on Pinterest

So, I have a bunch of cherry wood from the orchard I grew up in. I think I need to find someone who can carve me a ring like this one from my precious cherry trunks.

This is so vintage looking. Drool.

Source: etsy.com via Carey on Pinterest

A crown?! On my hand?! If I wore a tiara on my finger maybe I wouldn’t get such weird looks from people when I wear my tiara on my head at the grocery store. I’m only sorta kidding.

Source: etsy.com via Carey on Pinterest

It’s just smart and economical to buy a ring like this. It would go with anything!  On a side note: look at the hair on those fingers!  Really, Miss Hand Model, you couldn’t get your fingers waxed?!  Or maybe it’s Mr. Hand Model??

Another vintage inspiration.


Another nod to crowns.

Source: etsy.com via Carey on Pinterest

Stacking rings are another favorite. Very chic.

And lastly this gorgeous ring from Stella and Dot. Sigh… my kryptonite I tell ya.