Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scarf rings

For the longest time, I have been searching for perfect scarf rings to wear with my smaller sized scarves; my Twillys, Gavroches, Pointus and 70 Carrés, and have finally decided to create my own.

They are made out of exquisitely hand crafted horn and come in two sizes, petite (small) and moyenne (medium). In the past weeks (in between climbing tree tops and canoeing, lol), I've had a great time playing with the endless new looks that these beautiful rings make possible, and rediscovering my scarf drawer. While experimenting with classic techniques, I've come up with a few new knots, the 'Criss cross', 'Snowball' and 'Twilly Wrap', which I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.

To find out about new and classic scarf ring knots, 'how-to' videos and how to order, please click here or on the image below


Some of my recent looks...

'Twilly wrap' with a Twilly and Petite scarf ring
'Criss cross knot' with a
a Twilly and Petite scarf ring
'Cowboy knot' with a 90 Carré and Moyenne scarf ring


'Criss cross' with a 70 Carré and Moyenne scarf ring
'Basic slide' with a Gavroche and Moyenne scarf ring
'Simple loop' with a Gavroche and Petite scarf ring



And a couple of how-to videos, the 'simple loop' and 'criss cross'. For both knots, fold your scarf in the basic bias fold, then proceed as shown in the video

Simple loop

video
Criss Cross

video

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Petite and moyenne scarf rings featured in previous posts



PS. Unfortnately I have had to switch the comment settings for this blog from 'open' to 'moderate', to avoid being swamped by SPAM. In future when you leave a comment, it won't be published straight away. It does not mean that your comments will be altered or changed, but it will enable me to keep this blog spam free. I am truly sorry for having to do this, as I much prefer an open guest book style.

39 comments:

  1. How exciting, MaiTai - these scarf rings look wonderful and I have just placed my order!! So many different looks to try - and I love your snowball knot! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

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  2. Thank you, dear sushi queen, both for the lovely comment and for your order. Wishing you a wonderful time playing with your rings, and have a great rest of the week too xx

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  3. Hurray - they're here! Congrats and can't wait to start playing myself :-)! :hugs:, Macs

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  4. Thank you, my dear Macs! Hope you will have tons of fun with yours. Hugs right back to you <3

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  5. Yay!!! A toast to you...too hard to choose now =) CONGRATS on this launch finally <3

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  6. Many thanks, my dear DD <3 So glad they are finally making their debut!

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  7. Jumping for joy! Congrats on the launch of your latest creation.
    They are so cute and petite..cannot wait to start playing!
    A toast to you...keep those creative juices flowing:-)
    xxT

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  8. I am thrilled that you are offering the scarf rings. I've searched as well and haven't been happy with my findings. I am off to watch the videos and place my order. :-)

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  9. Many thanks for sharing my joy, dearest Trudye. I am truly excited about the outcome, and it is just wonderful to celebrate here with you. Hugs <3

    My dear SMR, I am so happy to hear that you like the MT scarf rings, many thanks for your lovely words. Wishing you tons of fun and a wonderful time playing with them! x

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  10. As usual... I love every single post you do!
    I mentioned you in my blog today!
    You might want to check it out :)

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  11. Thanks again for the superb scarf rings. They´re exactly what I was looking for.
    Can´t wait for the package ... ;)

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  12. Dear Mai Tai,
    I love your scarf rings. Thank you for bringing these to us!
    Marilyn

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  13. i just love it when someone invents
    a tool to make our lives easier and
    more beautiful. thank you for sharing!

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  14. i just love it when someone invents
    a tool to make our lives easier and
    more beautiful. thank you for sharing!

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  15. At last!! I have dearly wanted a gavrouche ring for such a long time and could never find one at H. Will be placing my order toute de suite!

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  16. Hi MT! I've already posted my order too (I emailed you with a special request) I love the looks you have posted, you look beautiful in all of them. Good luck with this new items! BkM

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  17. Another tres chic treasure! I'll be placing my order soon. Thank you for developing these lovely scarf rings. Can't wait to add them to my collection of other MaiTai items. -- Louisa

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  18. Hello, Girl Meets Paris! Thank you for your kind comment, I am honored you mentioned me on your great blog. Only 43 days to go now, have a wonderful time in Paris!

    Thank you, dear Marilyn, I am so pleased you like them :-)

    Merci, myletterstoemily, and thank you for your lovely comment!

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  19. Many thanks, dear Lenka! I hope they will be soon with you, wishing you much enjoyment with them :-)

    Thank you for your order and sweet comment, dear MsT. Your moyenne ring will be on it's way today, have fun playing! x

    Hola, birkinmary and gracias for the good wishes. I received your special request, and will send your order off today. Many thanks, my dear <3

    So happy you like them, dear Louisa, and so nice to see you here. Have a lovely day! :-)

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  20. Looks wonderful and fantastic idea.

    Do you do shipping overseas?

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  21. Thank you, Van. I do ship overseas, and if you would like to find out more, please check this link here http://scarfrings.blogspot.com/2010/06/shipping-returns.html

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  22. A truly needed item. I am so glad you have done this! I am really looking forward to my petite ring. Once again you have come up with a brilliant idea! I enjoy your blog so much!

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  23. These are just fab!! Thanks for making ownership possible MaiTai - again! Best wsihes, SA

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  24. How absolutely clever and wonderful, my dear MT, these are a dream come true. I am so annoyed at myself for waiting too long to order a couple :(
    I will study the how to photos and videos in the meantime, you are giving me the most wonderful excuse to finally get a 70!
    Lots of hugs to you,
    MSH

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  25. Always a treat to see you here, dear gracekelly, and thank you for your lovely comment. Ms Petite will be on her way to you tomorrow morning, hope youll enjoy! <3

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  26. Many thanks, dear Scarf Addict! My best to you <3

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  27. Aww, my dear MSH, so pleased you like the rings, many thanks. There was no way one could have forseen how fast they would go, but I have reserved a a couple of 'miels' for you. In the meantime, a quick visit to H for a 70s sounds like a good plan, yay!

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  28. Congratulations on the FABULOUS MaiTai Collection!! I am so looking forward to the arrival of my petite ! and the videos you have shown us are inspirational !! I just love learning of new ways to wear and tie my silks !
    Thank you so much for all the time ,effort and flair you give to your pages.....love them all !!Amou

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  29. It's a great surprise ! (in fact, I saw a link to "scarf ring" in one of your previous post, I clicked on it, but I was disappointed : it didn't work, the message was "your are not allowed to see this blog")
    After I saw all your wonderful looks with gavroche and twilly rings on your blog, I wanted these rings to create new looks (thanks to the Soldes last June, I have many scarfs to play with). I went to FSH store last week but I didn't find anything, so your rings are coming just in time !!! I will order them right away !
    After the fur collar, it a new great item !
    Wonderful ! (I am now waiting for the horn bracelet...).
    ps : I love the horn, it comes with so much colors.

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  30. Congratulations on the idea and especially the implementation. Someone finally realized that there is a market for different sizes of scarf rings. I'd love to see a Shawl ring in the collection soon.

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  31. Have to say thank you here once more - I'm just so thrilled and have to share my joy all over!!! :yippie: You're simply the best! :wohoo:, <3 Macs

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  32. A shawl ring sure sounds like a good idea - or maybe even something for GMs? I'd love to see the chic knots, our dear MT would come up with for those. ;-)

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  33. Dear Ann, Charlotte, Vanportrait and hair-mess, many thanks for sharing my excitement over the scarf rings, your lovely comments made my day x

    Dear Amou, thanks so much! So happy you enjoyed the videos et all. Your petite is on it’s way, wishing you much fun playing with your silks x

    Chère Charlotte, so glad you persevered with getting to the site! So nice to hear that you are happy with the fur collar, and I hope to be able to get the scarf rings soon to you. Congrats on scoring on the soldes, you must be in silk heaven!

    Dear Van, I very much appreciate your kind comment, thank you. Re the shawl ring, where is the :whistle: emoticon when you need it! ;-)

    hair-mess, my dear! So thrilled to hear that you love your rings. The various pics of you wearing them are fabulous, talking about mileage for Twillys and Gavroches! It’s too hot right now to think about chic knots for shawls/GMs, but autumn is just round the corner, right? x

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  34. Dear MT,
    I want to thank you for new great knots. Especially the Criss-Cross is amazing, it`s so easy and looks great. I love it!
    I`m looking forward to your new ideas ... Lenka

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  35. I love your website. It is very informative. Your scarf rings look amazing... Slightly off-topic. I have a Cosmo scarf ring (the one that looks like a globe) but I don't know how to use it except looping through it. I have both 70 and 90 Carrés. Could you please give me some ideas as to how to wear it? Thank you in advance for your help.
    Leslie

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  36. Greetings from Hong Kong. My scarf rings arrived in perfect condition. Took only 6 days.

    Thanks again, MaiTai, for another great item.

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  37. Thank you, dear Lenka. So pleased to hear you like the new knots. Have fun with your scarves and rings! :-)

    Dear Leslie, many thanks for your kind words re my blog. I know the Cosmo ring, but I don’t own one. I can not recall having seen other knotting photos than the one you have described, and I am sorry for not being of more help. You could take it to a H store, and ask the SAs if they know other ways with it. Good luck!

    So pleased you are happy with your rings, dear Lutz, many thanks for the lovely feedback. 'LaPoste' seems to perform miracles at the moment!

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  38. Dear MaiTai, would you mind giving me some tips as to choosing the colour (honey or black)? Thanks...

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  39. Dear Van, it so much depends on the color of your scarves and wardrobe. The black rings looks great with scarves that have black in them, or any color scarf in combination with black/grey/charcoal clothing. For lighter colored scarves/wardrobe, I'd go with honey. Hope this helps!

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