Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Brocade Ribbon Beads/Pendants

I am not sure whether to call these beaded brocade ribbon beads or pendants.
 They were made from the last of my vintage brocade sampler that I purchased in Paris in 2009.
The sampler would have been what a ribbon salesperson would show when they met with store owners.  The collection was gorgeous.  I made no eye contact with the price tag and simply pulled out my wallet.
 My planned project for the ribbon was this necklace.  I had a wonderful time beading each of the sampler colours.  That post is linked here.
 This time I had smaller leftover pieces to work with so I opted to showcase the flower as much as possible.  The beaded edges are just something I do when I watch television.
 The necklace hangs really nicely.
I can now say I used every bit of my vintage brocade ribbon purchase!

Bead and Crafty Links 

From Kids’ crafts to one-of-a-kind cards to hand-decorated mugs and door hangers, The Artful Crafter has all the “deets” for you.

Take a peek Inside the Studio of Ema Kilroy - and be in with the chance of winning a stunning pressed flower pendant!

Do you ever get hooked on a particular bead, design, or technique? Then you’ll understand exactly what Lisa’s talking about this week. She’s hooked on foxes at the moment!

This week I show you how to make neon coloured resin objects with acrylic paint.

Jean has a giveaway of a book that is wonderful! See how to enter and perhaps win!!! Margie Deeb’s THE BEADERS GUIDE TO JEWELRY DESIGN !!!

Lynne Suprock of Simply Pretty Things stopped by for a playdate with Andrew. Check out what they made!

So many collage techniques…so little time!

Cyndi shares a really fun little project that will have you running for your button jar!


Natalie Green said...

The necklace has such an oriental vibe to it. It would look so lovely on a summer simple dress. Natalie

Jean said...

Carmi--the things you create always are amazing and beautiful! WOW! jean