And boy, is it yummy stuff! There are several people on Etsy who sell it, and I purchased mine at AriaDesignStudio. My ribbon like others though had its start at ShiboriGirlStudios! It's beautiful pleated silk ribbon that comes in an amazing array of colors!
I knew immediately I had to join this blog hop, obtain some of this luxurious ribbon (although Tanya graciously gave away pieces too), and try this out!
I quickly came up with an idea. I had recently made a polymer clay pendant in metallic blue, purple, gold, and pink.
I used a "sunflower" stamp,
state flower of Kansas,
but not the classic yellow and brown colors!
The pendant is dark blue polymer clay,
topped with metallic acrylic paints
and mica powders. Then sealed.
The lines in the flower petals reminded me of the folds in the Shibori ribbon, so I went in search of ribbon to match my pendant.
|And I found my perfect dream color!|
It amazing how "rich" looking this ribbon is.
The color in the folds is different than outside the fold,
adding depth and texture to the look!
My design was simple and that's the way I planned it. But it was "too" simple. I wanted to make it asymmetrical (yes, I keep trying)!
I made it so there was more ribbon on one side, then added the clasp and a fun mood-bead to the lower side.
In the front, I decided to make a small copper bail with purple patina, then found I already had one made! What luck was that?!
|"Yes," I thought, "this will work nicely!"|
|More of these colors coming to the store soon!|
|The beads connect the copper/purple bail|
and the polymer clay sunflower pendant.
Now before I show the entire piece, I have to share with you this bracelet I had just made. It too reminded me of the folds in the ribbon and the color seemed just right!
|Altered Brass Bracelet in Violet and Gold|
|The finished pieces.|
I'm anxious to see what the others do with Shibori Silk Ribbon. I'm not sure my use as a chain-substitute was as inspired as it might have been, but it feels so soft against the neck and I love the colors I was working with here!
In the meantime, please let's go visit the other participants and see their creations! My thanks to Tanya Goodwin for hosting this event and introducing me to Shibori ribbon!
Tanya Goodwin (host) "A Work in Progress"
Sharyl <--- (You are here!)
Thanks and see you next time! --Sharyl