Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We're So Sari

If you haven't yet discovered the sari silk ribbon, let me introduce you to its versatility and the vibrancy it can add to your designs.
It's  just perfect for wrapping and and the fringy edges only add a bit of fun texture.

Here I have wrapped a silver choker that I bought in Bali several years ago when I was visiting my brother.  Yes, I'm am pretty lucky to have a brother living in the center of one of the most artistic paradises on earth!
After wrapping the sari silk ribbon you simply secure it by wrapping the wire of your choice over your fabric wrap.
I've used a ScorchedEarthOnEtsy ceramic piece by Petra as a focal piece here.

The beauty of some of these silk ribbons is that they can be multicolored or "color shift" all in one ribbon. This was made with a single ribbon and wrapped with oxidized silver fill wire.
The focal piece is a nice polymer paisley by Heather Powers of HumbleBeads.
I wrapped some of my double ended copper wire lampwork that I call "baubles"
(I hope to return to making some more of these as it's been a long while since I have had any in my inventory)

You can dress up some earrings and it lends some softness to your design as  LoveRoot did here.


Here's just a sample of a sari silk ribbon search on Etsy.
Guess who just earned how to take a screen shot this week!
I first got my taste of sari silk ribbon from MudhoundStudio shop but you can find larger amounts at Darn Good Yarn. She has a great and reasonably priced selection

I was dabbling in the fabric realm last week and this wrap is made with some sari trim that I picked up on my visit to India as well as some vintage lace and fringy linen from a thrift shop and some other trim I got from a trade with Lorna from Artymess.

5 comments:

Ellen Smith said...

thats simply wao. Fabulous art and amazing design. Loved the earrings.

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Kathy Lindemer said...

I love your designs.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I love it! You make it looks so easy :o) I just can't seem to get fabric thing going.... I don't know why, but maybe in time :)

stacilouise said...

I am such a sari silk junkie- and love mudhound studio, she has the best stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it wound around the chokers!

Anvil Artifacts said...

Using sari silk in anything elevates it! You've enhanced these simple neckpieces with the sari texture and color. Love the richness it adds.

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