Friday, October 14, 2011

Sari Ribbon Blog Hop Party!!

How lucky I was to be added on at the last minute! I am happy to be able to participate in this fun blog hop! It is certainly keeping me on my toes and getting me to post on the 'ol blog! I spent way too much time neglecting it! So here we are...

I decided to make a Sari Wrapped Wire Bracelet. Something fun in Autumn colours. It's simple and basic but elegant and rustic!

 I used Vintaj ribbon and 3mm melon beads

  Here on the side as well as the Focal bead, I used Red Creek Jasper {a stone by many other names it seems} I wrapped them at the edge all the way around.

  Here is the top view, you can see the edges well, how the beads are all along the outer edge.

  Here is a major closeup of the side so you can see the soft texture of the Sari under the wire. This is simply luxurious with all the layers and deep rich Autumn colours.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please have a look at the other links in the Sari Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what everyone else made!


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

Alice Craddick



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
B'sue Boutiques Creative Group


Jewels Designs said...

Fantastic Job Marie! I love everything about this bracelet. I especially love the wire wrap that you did. Beautiful piece!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful! Wrapping the ribbon with wire would calm my fears about the ribbon unraveling on the edges. That's what keeps me from working with ribbon, but this method seems to address that potential. Great work! And yes, red creek jasper is such a gorgeous stone. Oregon Owhyee jasper is the name I use for it. I've also seen it listed as picasso jasper. Regardless of what name you use, it's one of my favorites!!

Donna Bradley said...

What an absolutely stunning bracelet! You've done a fantastic job of wire wrapping! And the colors are beautiful - I just love, love, love it!!

Malin de Koning said...

So nice Marie! Just like you said "simple and basic, but elegant and rustic". Just the way I like it.

DaviniaDesign said...

Ohhhh, I am in love with your bracelet.
It is gorgeous!

Kristi Bowman said...

I LOVE your bracelet!! I have one kinda sorta similar I started long ago but never finished. You may have inspired me to pick it up and get it done. Really beautiful!!

oteabykate said...

This is a really lovely bracelet. I love the colors and the wonderfully done wire wrapping!

B'sue said...

Marie, this is so awesome...thank you so much for being part of the Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop. I love the wrapping technique, the focal, the little beads. You have done a great job! Be sure to load your photo for the hop at B'sue Boutiques Creative Group: I know you are already a member!

TesoriTrovati said...

Simple, earthy, plush. That is what I think of when I see this. You knocked it out of the park!
Enjoy the day!

lunedreams said...

I love this bracelet! I love the earthy colors and how you used the ribbon for the base of it. The beads wrapped on are a great touch (really makes it!), and the red creek jasper is divine with the ribbon! (one of my favorite stones). I don't generally care for sari ribbon, so I especially like what you did with it here, where all the frayed ends are tucked away (that's the thing that bothers me about sari). This makes me want to try something similar! it looks very comfortable. i don't think i've seen you use these colors much, you really have a feel for them.

Harry's Handmade Jewelry Ideas said...

Your colors and techniques are wonderful.

maneki said...

Lovely colours! I really like the earthy style and technique, mixing ribbon and wire. Great job!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Ooooooooh! Love this! Earthy and delicious! Such a beautiful and (as always) romantic piece! I love the jasper focal, so gorgeous!

SueBeads said...

Gorgeous Marie! What is the base for the bracelet, a bangle?

Diana P. said...

Ooooo Marie, make some more so you can wear a whole bunch on your arm at once. They would look fab together! I want some!

BluMoon said...

Interesting unusual design!

Jean said...

This is flat out beautiful and I would wear it in a New York minute!
Great photos, too!


Charlene said...

Your bracelet is just divine!

Firefly Visions said...

What a simply beautiful design!

dreaminofbeads said...

I love this bangle. The colors are amazing and the wire work is great too!

uptwnsh said...

What an adorable bangle! I love the earthiness of it, and the little beads. Very cool!

Lizscraps said...

this bracelet mad me think Earth, if you were trying to capture that feeling you more than succeeded. It is very impacting with your use of the monochromatic in all your elements.. I'd wear this in a heartbeat.

pinkchapeau said...

Marie, this bracelet is beautiful. I love the liberal use of the wire to wrap, and integrating the beads into it. Great color choice with the focal, too!

Vee said...

I certainly agree..."simply luxurious"! Love the earthy colors, so warm...I would definitely wear this! ;o)

DaviniaDesign said...

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ruth said...

I love the bangle. So fall, so beautiful.

Pam Chesbro said...

Loving the contrast of the wire and the soft sari ribbon. Nice wearable piece! Thanks for partying with us.

treeseaoriginals said...

You have tamed the Sari Ribbon! This is so pretty. said...


Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Perfect for fall, VERY wearable, and beautifully done.

FryeStyle said...

I like this Fall bangle. I agree, it is very wearable and would be cool stacked with other styles of bangles on your wrist.

Beetique said...

Marie you did a wonderful job and a very creative bracelet. I liked the wire wrap. Excellent job.

oooLiekeooo said...

Fantastic work!!

Cory said...

I love making did a beautiful job with this one, love the color combination.

Shel said...

This is gorgeous. I am so sorry I missed out on this blog hop, but am so excited to see everone's creations - they're just beautiful.
I love making bangles w/sari ribbon and beads - it's so fun and yours is very fall looking. So much so that it puts me in the mood for cooler temps and apple cider!! Love it!

Off the Beadin' Path said...

I really enjoyed seeing a wonderful way to use Red Creek Jasper! I love your combination and contrast of the soft sari with the wire firmly holding and shaping it. A lovely result!