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Monday, April 15, 2013

Reclaimed Sari Ribbon & Sea Glass

Darn Good Yarn...have you heard of it?  Click on it and see for yourself the goodies Nicole (the happy owner) has in store for you.  If you don't knit or crochet, no worries~there are plenty of other ways to use the yarn and ribbon she carries.  I first ordered from Darn Good Yarn well over a year ago, thinking fibers would sneak into my jewelry.  It sat on my work table for months, mocking me, as I could not make it look like it belonged in my jewelry.  Then one day, my latest collection of rocks was sitting next to the Multicolored Tibet Jewels Silk Sari Ribbon and a light bulb went off in my head...silk sari ribbon and rocks...perfect together!  And the Sari Stone wrist wraps were born.  I sell them at Earth and Wears in Dallas, PA.   This example went to a friend out in Michigan...where I originally got the rock. 

I was running low on the Tibet Jewels Sari Ribbon and ordered more.  Nicole asked if she could throw in a new product for me to have fun with.  Being a One Trick Sari Pony made me hesitant.  I really cannot make those luscious fibers work for me in any other way other than the wrap, but I said yes. 
And now my challenge begins. 
For the next several Mondays, and maybe during a few upcoming hops, I will be posting how I used the Reclaimed Sari Ribbon Nicole shared with me.  I have no delusions that many will be paired with rocks, but there are a few that will be used in other ways too.  Nicole has given me a really sweet opportunity to expand my thoughts as to what to do with her ribbon. 
To find out how Darn Good Yarn came to be and the business ethics they uphold, please click here.   It is best to read it from the source itself rather than have me paraphrase.  But it is all recycled and Earth friendly, hand spun and dyed by women in Nepal, who are earning a living for their families. 

This First Monday not only features the Reclaimed Sari Ribbon Nicole sent me, but it also features some Maine Sea Glass Cynthia gave me.  Darn Good Yarn is based out of Maine so this was the perfect piece to kick off the Sari Mondays :-D    I also used brass swivels I got in the fishing department the last time I was at Cabela's. A little drilling and ~~Voila~~ this happened:





The Sari Ribbon has me throwing away the tailored look and go for something more soulful and tattered and soft and beautiful.  The Sari Ribbon and the glass were both reclaimed and given a chance to shine.  Pretty Darn Cool  :-D 


A Big Thanks to Nicole from Darn Good Yarn

and to Cynthia :-)

11 comments:

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

How cool! These have such a casual, bohemian vibe -- perfect with jeans or a sarong! I do hope you're feeling much better now, dear friend :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

These are such a fun earthy designs Christine! I do of course love the wrap with rock - those rocks of yours are really fun to work with! And then the necklace with its loops is such a great fresh design and perfect for summer! and I really like how you did he center drill and loop the sari through - just perfect!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh! I love the look of the sari ribbon here. It looks really cool with the not so neat edges! Nice work with the rock too!

LisaS said...

Such a relaxed and fun look. Perfect for summer ;)

windrock studio said...

I love the soulful & tattered and also really digging the sari ribbon ... it is a great look with your rock!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Those bracelets are awesome!!! Perfect combo as you know. The necklace looks soft and light - perfect for summer. I'm going to ck out her shop... love fiber!

Bobbie said...

The colors in the necklace just made me smile -- a welcome treat for today! Can't wait to see the other things you create with the silk.

Gloria said...

Beautiful color range and the loop di doos look fun. Sounds like a great business ethic, too.

Amy S. said...

LOVE!!!!! Seriously - these are just scrumptious to look at. I would totally wear these with a crisp white button down, or a a white (or other color) t-shirt!

Patti Van said...

I have never used fiber in anything as I am totally stumped! Your designs are so awesome! I really love that bracelet - did you drill the hole in the rock?? That is so cool! Love it!

Skylar Bre'z said...

Love the wrist wraps! I have a bunch of sari ribbon stashed. Might be time to break this out. :)