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Monday, April 14, 2014

Tanya's Shibori Ribbon Blog Hop





Back during the February She Made hop, I was in awe of Tanya's piece and had never heard of Shibori Ribbon.  She offered to send me a piece.  And here I am, part of the Hop!  I wasn't sure what to do with it...it seems like embroidery is a good way to go with this ribbon and I am hoping to see lots of that today.  But I am not an embroiderer and after getting this in the mail and feeling how luxurious it is, I knew I couldn't start with this ribbon.  I did sew crystals all over it at one point.  Thankfully when I pulled them out of the ribbon to start over, there was no damage done.  I eventually settled on a choker.  I even used chain!  A rarity for me :-)  The metal end pieces that connect the ribbon and beadwork to the chain came from Cynthia.
The photos were taken by me...of me.  I did my best.
I needed the rainbow colors in the ribbon to pop.  I tried a few different ways to make this happen, but ultimately, I went with white pearls, black AB bicones, and black matte bugles and seed beads.
I am thrilled with how this turned out!  I will be getting more Shibori...I probably will not embroider with it (but you never know!), but I will use it like I use the reclaimed sari ribbon.  The accordion look that it has really excites me!

Thanks Tanya!  You are a wonderful hostess and were generous to introduce me to something new.







Tanya Goodwin's blog is A Work in Progress and I never miss an opportunity to see what Tanya has made.  She is one of the absolute best beadweavers and chain maillers out there.

Here is the list of Shibori Ribbon Participants ~ please take some time to see what lovelies they made :



P.S.  If you still want to sign up for A Time To Stitch 5 Blog Hop, click HERE.  

21 comments:

Maryanne said...

This is fabulous!! After all your trouble you've come up with something gorgeous!

Wendy said...

it's fantastic! I love what you've done with it, great idea

Therese's Treasures said...

Oh wow Christine your talent never disappoints me. I love your necklace it is gorgeous!
Therese

Catherine King said...

Christine,
It is just lovely and I love the idea. Don't you just love Shibori? It takes on a life of its own.

BackstoryBeads said...

Those creamy pearls were the perfect choice to make those rainbow colors in the ribbon pop! I imagine you wearing this choker with a white linen dress or shirt - so stunning!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I love how each ribbon piece has such a unique look, Christine :) The way you worked around your gorgeous rainbow-dyed ribbon is the perfect mating of technique to component. It looks elegant and playful at the same time :)

maryharding said...

Such a lovely and original way of using the Shibori ribbon. Love the pearls and the the connectors. Beautiful work!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, that is fabulous! I love the beading and the pearls and the chain and how you finished the ribbon. (Okay, that is basically everything, isn't it?)

The necklace is just perfect and I love how it highlights the ribbon.

Thank you much for playing! I'm so glad you liked working with the ribbon.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Your photo caught my eye in the FB feed. I love the pearls against that gorgeous ribbon! Wonderful job. I've been afraid to try it, but enjoying what others are doing with it. I do love the colors and folds.

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh I love how this turned out! I see you ended up threading it through the pattern and it is perfect ... especially loving how you used the connectors on this. WELL DONE!

Sharyl said...

I have to agree with you on Tanya's talents! And it's been so fun to see what inventive use people have made of the ribbon! Yours is the first choker I've seen and it's just lovely! I love the rainbow of colors up against the dark base and mixed with pearls! The folds in the ribbon is still the highlight though and makes the design all the more special! Well done!

windrock studio said...

Oh, you really did yourself proud with this gorgeous choker! and such pretty photos of you from you, too. I love how you joined the metal pieces with the ribbon and wondering if it closes with a clasp?
A beautiful piece of art, Christine!

PyxeeStyx said...

Beautiful choken. I love the way you framed the ribbon

Liz E said...

Simple and elegant. You captured the perfect way to make the ribbon colors pop. Pearls of brilliance. ZING!!!

bailaora said...

Super idea for shibori ribbon! really amazing!

Shirley Moore said...

I can always trust you to create exciting new designs Christine! What a great use of the ribbon! Love, love, love!

shiborigirl said...

wow! a great and innovative way of seeing the shibori ribbon i make. stunning. love the ways the pearls drip over the pleats.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Awesome ribbon! I love the the way the colors fade in and out. Of course the choker is very cool.

Pepita said...

Christine, it's beautiful!! With such a colorful ribbon you've found the way to even enhance it's shine!
Well done,
Alenka

Amy S. said...

OH MY GOSH!! I love this piece!!! It's really well done. I have loved seeing the variety of expression with this ribbon!! Bravo!

Becky Pancake said...

Awesome chokers Christine.Love the rainbow one with black and white.