Friday, October 14, 2011

Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop

So in my previous post I showed off some of my pieces using sari ribbon, but I saved the best for the blog hop.  I was excited to put this piece together and made many of the components myself.  The name of my piece is Autumn Garden Bracelet.  My inspiration came from Barbara Lewis and her wonderful book, Painting With Fire- Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry.  She has a piece in it titled Harem that I borrowed the idea from...and then as usual I expanded on it in the way only I can.

First I made the lamp work "flower" bead for the center of the bracelet and enameled head pins and beads to add to it:

Then I picked out my sari ribbon, which I purchased from Barbara Lewis .  She sells everything you need to get started with torch fired enameling and some beautiful sari ribbon too!

I then used a 7 inch piece of cotton rope and covered it in a coordinating fabric and began wrapping it in all the beads and fibers.  Here are the pictures of the end result....

I hope you enjoyed seeing my piece...stop at the other blogs and enjoy and be inspired by all the creations!

Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop

Vickie Wills

Susan Kennedy

Michelle Mach

Michelle Lee Hardy

Ruth Crawford

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

Diana P.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Connie Rios-Relyea

Jennifer Justman   

Deb Davis

Cathie Carroll

Rosemary Cowit

Georgene Lockwood

Cathy Buckley

Harry Wood

Sonya Stille

Mary Deis

Heather Goldsmith

Susan Rouleau

Terry Matusyk

Pam Chesbro

Mary Shannon Hicks

Janice Everett


Kristina Johansson, Maneki

Kris Binsfeld

Alice Craddick



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
If you couldn't play this time, no worries.   Please come on over on Friday and cruise the blogs and see all the pretty jewelry!

Friday, October 7, 2011

So I decided to join a blog hop!  B'sue Boutique wanted all of us to show off our Sari ribbon creations.  I just recently started to use Sari ribbon in my work, but have always combined various ribbons and fabrics in my pieces.  I love the color variations in the Sari ribbon, and like that I am using something that is re-purposed instead of just thrown away.  Here are some pictures of my most recent creation, a bracelet I made using antiqued copper chain, Sari ribbon, lampwork beads (I just made), and some purchased blue beads.  I love the way it looks.

Here are two necklaces I made with Sari ribbon too...