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Summer 2011’s trends have to be my favourite since the days of 80’s “party dresses” where the only rule that mattered was the more gaudy the better.  With bright trousers, gorgeous lace, flower power, braided hair and pink EVERYTHING I’m in Paradise Estate (FYI that’s where the My Little Ponies live.)

My magpie eyes have  landed on another divine trend; the cocktail ring, which is more zany in its 2011 reimagining than ever before. After diving into my craft drawer of miscellaneous sparkly bits I decided to create an ornamental ring.   Perhaps I’m just hungry and hallucinating, but I think it bears some resemblance to a cupcake.

Cut out a piece of thick card into a circle. Cover with material of your choice. I chose a sheeny silver. Fix with glue gun. Repeat process for lace over top.

I found this string of small pearls around the edge of a birthday cake. Spiral out until you reach the edge of circle, fixing with tiny spots of glue along the way.

Fix pretty button to centre of circle.

I used an adjustable ring base from http://www.the-beadshop.co.uk, just 30p

Frame circle with slightly larger individual pearly beads. Place an iridescent bead in the flower's centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I’m ready to drink my Bahama Mama from a teacup at the Mad Hatter’s tea party.