Sunday, 17 October 2010

DIY: Painted Rings


Black/Coral/Cream: Miss Selfridge, Amber/Purple: Dorothy Perkins

 This post is really just to give a quick and simple idea to change bargain sale pieces, or update old pieces, and make them wearable with your style.

I bought the cream ring from Miss Selfridge a couple of months ago and have been wearing it practically everyday since, and I love it. 
I have seen these in various other stores, with Dorothy Perkins (pictured) and Topshop both selling different coloured variations. Unfortunately, Miss Selfridge is the only one out of these shops to sell size XS rings, and the S sizes from the other stores are just too big for me. 

Last week I was out shopping and noticed that they had been reduced in the sale, but disappointingly there were only Coral ones left in XS (this colour really doesn't suit me). However for only £3 each, rather than the £8.50 full price I had paid for the cream one, I couldn't resist and bought two.

I used Collection 2000 lasting Colour in 15 Damson Jam & NYC Color in 204B West Village to paint over the coral stones and make them two of my favourite shades- burgandy and navy. I used a clear topcoat to make sure they don't chip, which so far has worked well. I also recommend painting the inside of cheap rings with clear polish to stop them turning your fingers green!

These were definitely worth the £3 each!
I hope Miss Selfridge continue to sell XS jewellery and that other high street stores follow them,  I see so many I like in other shops!
Does anyone else have this problem? Or know any other shops who sell XS?
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