I've seen these rings around and have been wanting to make them for awhile. I think they are really cute and would be fun to wear on the 4th of July. Here's what you need:
Elastic (1/4 in.)
Measure the elastic around your finger and cut to desired length. Remember to leave a bit extra so you have enough elastic to overlap when sewing the two ends together. I stitched a square to ensure all open edges were secure. Here's the elastic stitched into a ring. I know it looks like a bandage at the moment, but once you sew the ribbon flower on top no one will notice.
Next cute your ribbon. I'll be honest - I cut my ribbon a bit too long. It all worked out in the end. I just had to overlap more ribbon than expected. Just cut to the length you feel is right keeping in mind that shorter is easier to work with in the end.
Then, make a stitch along the edge of one side of the ribbon.
After the stitching is complete, gently pull on the threaded needle and watch as your ribbon begins to curl.
Soon your ribbon will resemble a flower. Once you have the shape you like, make a few stitches to keep the ribbon ends intact.
Sew your white pearl in the middle.
When your pearl is in place, sew the flower on top of your elastic ring covering up the stitching. Then, slip the ring on and enjoy! I made my daughter a red and a blue flower ring to wear on the 4th. Also, lace ribbon makes beautiful rings. Next up, an oatmeal colored lace ring for me :) Be creative and have fun!