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!


  1. Thank you for sharing the process! A very creative and colorful design!

  2. Oh, my! Just knocks me out. Love the colors for autumn and it just looks like so much fun to wear.

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous. I've been reading Barbara Lewis' book tour, too. I love it and the way you used her ideas and ribbon.

  4. OH MY GOODNESS. How WONDERFUL is this! Be sure to post your photo at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group, so even more people can see it! Thanks for taking part, your work is an inspiration. I have appreciated your comments at the Creative Group lately, too. I hope many more will join so that we can all take new creative journeys together. Can it get better than this?

  5. OH my gosh! That's so gorgeous - perfect for fall. Have a great weekend.

  6. WOW! What a stunning piece, thanks for sharing your process :)

  7. Lovely bracelet! It feels like an autumn bouquet with vibrant, colourful flowers, leaves and grass. Gorgeous!

  8. What a fun bracelet...playful and full of color!
    I bet you will have fun wearing it :) ~J-Lynn

  9. What a fantastic piece!! It's wild it's crazy and it's fun! I gave you a follow, hope you return the favour!

  10. Just gorgeous! Lovely, lovely work!

  11. Can I be like you when I grow up!! I am in love with this bracelet!!

  12. This is just amazing. Your beads and the entire piece are beautiful.

  13. This is stupendously pretty! Thank you for showing us!

  14. so many textures and angles...and a lovely mix of colors. this is a really fun piece to look at and get lost in!

  15. Love the colors...a busy little piece. Thanks for sharing your process. ;o)

  16. Pretty bead...want it! Nice piece.

  17. What a great piece. You made it rock!

    If you have passed through my website to leave me a comment then I want to apologies, as leaving comments was impossible.
    I have sorted things out now, and I really would appreciate it, if you stopped by to leave me your comment in this splendid Blog-Hop!

  18. Wild! Love the organic feel to this piece!

  19. I am NO good with fiber but I LOVE pieces made with it. This ROCKS!

  20. Wow! I love this. What gorgeous treasures you have wound into the design. I'd walk right up to you and say, "can I see your's so cool"!

  21. Love the vibrant autumn color in this design. Makes the title perfect! Wonderful.


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