Friday, October 14, 2011

Sari Ribbon Blog Hop

Today is the reveal day for the Sari Ribbon Blog Hop hosted by Brenda Sue at B'sue Boutiques.

Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop

And here is what I created for the hop

I braided Sari Ribbon and Gypsy Ribbon that I purchased from B'sue.  I incorporated some wonderful beads from Gaea .  Rather than wire wrap the beads and attach with jump rings.  I coiled the excess wire of the headpin and connected it by stringing it on the gypsy ribbon prior to braiding.  To finish it off, I added a Vintaj Natural Brass Swirl Clasp.

Below is a close up of the clasp area.  I need to work on the colors so I will probably rewrap the ends in Vintaj Natural Brass wire and remove the copper and well as update the jumps that I used to better match the clasp.  Also, Any suggestions on how to finish off the ribbon ends would be appreciated.

I hope that you enjoyed my creation.  Here are the links for the other participants in the hop.

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



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
Alice Craddick

And here you will be able to see all the participants photos.

B'sue Boutiques Creative Group


  1. I really like your bracelet. I dont tend to wear a lot of bracelets but I would wear that one!

  2. your bracelet is lovely. I like that it's tightly woven so that each charm/bead stands out indivicually. nicely done.

  3. Beautiful creation! Love the way you used the Sari ribbon with wire wrapping to create a smooth look.

  4. Michelle, no one would ever know you are a newer jewelry maker by your post. I love your bracelet, it's wonderfully designed and executed. Thank you so much for your courage, and for jumping right into the blog hop scene. It was the best thing you could have done! To finish your ends, wrap tightly w the wire (we carry it at B'sue Boutiques as well) and then you can snip closer. I actually like to leave a little free and then fray it, because I love the texture of the tattered look. GREAT WORK! Don't forget to post your photo at B'sue Boutiques Creative Group, too, so that even more people can see it! Everyone who hasn't joined, I hope you will consider it...we are building a nice little community and hope to help each other other creatively by much discussion, more hops and challenges in the months to come!

  5. Loved the wire wrapping with the ribbons. A nice piece! Your choice of beads really set it off.

  6. You made a very interesting and special bracelet.

  7. Great idea! I really like your bracelet!

  8. Michelle...I would have never known you were new to the jewelry making world by looking at this everything about it especially the wire wrapping at the ends something that I am still trying to master (that wire wrapping)! ;o)

  9. I love your bracelet! It is stunning, so organic looking. One of my favorites so far!

  10. What a cool bracelet! I love it! Such a fun combination of textures and colors :)

  11. Love the contrast in colors and the braided ribbon with the chain - along with your very cool selection of beads <3 ~J-Lynn

  12. How lovely! I really like how you wove all of the elements together.

  13. I think think the bracelet if fabulous, something to wear that will go with everything.

  14. Another example of your good design sense. Straight forward tight braid and wonderful finishing on the ends. A lot to learn from here.

  15. Super fun piece!! Love the look :)

  16. Beautiful bracelet! I really like the braiding and the earthy colours. Great job!

  17. So lovely! I love the way you weaved the ribbon through the chain.

  18. I like the way you did this and will have to show the one I started when I find some charms to put on it.

  19. I absolutely love your piece! And I love the way you coiled the wire and added that way. I did my necklace without any findings...all knots, even in the back, it's a slip over the head dealio! REally simple and pretty.

  20. Very nice! I love the look of the Gaea beads with the sari.

  21. This just came out so beautifully! I'm with Michelle, no way does this look like the work of a beginner! I would wear this everywhere!

  22. This would be so easy to wear with causal clothing. So neutral and easy to pair.

  23. Michelle, this is really beautiful. I love the coiling technique you used...what a great look with the fabric. The braiding is lovely. As to the fabric ends?? I like them just the way they are. Beautiful work Michelle :) You have a gift for design.

  24. I wanted to apologies if you have passed through my website to leave me a comment in this splendid Blog-Hop!
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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog, You have made a really interesting charm bracelet that could be worn with almost any day wear, well done!

  26. Hi Shelli-
    I love your design-great job- your ends are just fine -I agree with perhaps switching out the wire , but as long as your wraps are tight you are fine!! :) I missed the hop due to family business, I hope you will have the time to come visit me @:
    Gentle Hugs~
    Liz xo

  27. Another beautiful bracelet! I'll let you in on a secret . . . I rarely make bracelets because they seem to be harder for me to make than other types of jewelry. So I'm always appreciative when someone else makes it seem so effortless!

    There is some beautiful dark wire that makes the Vintaj findings, but mixed metals are still very "in," so I don't think you have to change the wire unless it bugs you. (And I totally understand that feeling!)

  28. Lovely! I like how you braided the ribbon in.

  29. What an excellent and innovative way to string the ribbon via the headpin coil! Clever! I see you found some cute ceramic beads too! Nice! If you're worried about finishing the ends from fraying, you could always Fray Check them.

  30. Beautiful bracelet, very well wrapped, gorgeous!
    Deb x

  31. I like the ends raw. If you think you need to change the wire, by all means do it or it will make you crazy.

    Lovely work!0

  32. Michelle,

    I love the use of both ribbons and all of your other elements. Very creative and love the use of the vintaj clasp! Finally got around to posting comments! Thanks! Kris :-)