So what is a blog hop, you might ask. Well that's where a bunch of jewelry designers design something with the same theme and then put up pics of their designs and a list of links to everyone else who participates. And what is Sari Ribbon, you might also ask. Sari ribbon is left over silk ribbon from making saris. Fiber is the next best thing in jewelry making these days and its really neat the way you can incorporate the ribbon.
So, without further ado, here are the pics of my designs. Ok a little more ado. As is usual for me, there cannot be only one because indescision is my middle name! So I have a few. Enough with the ado already and on to the pics!
The front of the Sari Ribbon and Wood necklace
The back of the Sari Ribbon and Wood necklace
I saw a picture once of a necklace where the ribbon was knotted and used as part of the design and I have wanted to do something like that ever since. What you see here is my attempt. The beads are all wood and nuts because these were the only beads I could find with a large enough hole to fit two strands of sari ribbon through. Then I wrapped the ends with copper wire and twisted the wire at the end to make a clasp. I could have left the ribbon alone and just tied it to finish but I thought this way was a tad more polished.