Okay friends, I have a confession. I’m an addict. As in, I’m addicted to buying items from chic NYC boutiques online.
It’s… becoming a problem. So far I’ve ordered something from Catbird every week for the past month. To curb my need for trinkets and candles, I opted to make one of the items on my wish list myself this time:
The Pearl Buffet Ring. It goes for $35 on their website, but I thought I could recreate it for less on my own. I went to JOANN’s and bought a string of tiny freshwater pearls for $3.99 (I had a coupon for 50% off, so it ended up being two dollars) and a spool of Gutermann white elastic thread. I know Catbird uses red thread for their rings, and I saw red thread at the store – but I don’t fancy the red and wanted to conceal the thread so I went with the white.
The hardest part was threading the tiny needle I needed to get through the itty bitty pearls, but after yet another trip to JOANN (I’m not sponsored by the store, I promise) to get a needle threader, that part was a breeze. All I did was run the thread through 15 pearls, which made the ring big enough to fit on any finger. If you need a smaller ring, use fewer pearls! It’s that easy. The whole project was under $5.
Now if I could only recreate the $1925 Ambrosia Circlet Ring at home!