April 14, 2014

Shibori Ribbon Blog Hop

  Hello! Today is the day of  the Shibori Ribbon Blog Hop hosted by Tanya Goodwin of  A Work in Progress.  Tanya had some gorgeous Shibori ribbon pieces, which she decided to give to 6 beaders to play with - and I was one of those lucky winers!!!

  I've never seen a shibori ribbon before, it was a totaly new material for me, so I was hardly waiting to get my package in the mail. This is the piece I had to play with:

 Beautiful colors - but how to make it shine in a piece of jewelry? I've searched online and found so many fantastic embroidery pieces with the use of a shibori ribbon, but didn't have all the materials needed to try bead-embroidery.

  This weekend I've attender a polymer clay workshop with Julie Picarello and for one of the cabs I've made the first day I've used just the right color scheme to combine with the piece of shibori ribbon I've got. And that was when this brooch was "born":

 ... and from a different angle ... 

   The cab needs some buffing to become more shiny, but I'm quite happy with the result.

  Thank you, Tanya, it was really a nice blog hop, I enjoyed very much participating. I'm pretty sure I'll take some more shibori ribbon to create with!

Now please  visit the blogs of the other participants and  see what they have done with their ribbon:
Tanya   (our host)

 Be happy,


Christine Altmiller said...

Your cab goes perfectly with this ribbon, Alenka ~ what a beautiful pin! I love what you made here. Your gorgeous polymer art and the ribbon bring out the best in each other :-)

Sharyl said...

Wow, love your polymer clay pendant (very impressive) and the way your use of the ribbon really shows off it's best qualities! Rich, beautiful colors! This is a terrific piece!

Therese's Treasures said...

Gorgeous Alenka,
The cab you created goes with your ribbon perfectly.

Tanya said...

Your cab is just perfect with the ribbon! The brooch is just gorgeous. Your cab looks like it is floating out of the swirls of ribbon.

Thank you so much for playing with me!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Very pretty Alenka! Love the cab with this ribbon

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

Oooh, love that wonderful Picarello "look" and so beautiful with the ribbon gently caressing it, Alenka :) A design you will be proud to wear!

Shirley Moore said...

What a beautiful pairing! I would have this beauty worn out from wearing it every day! Great job!

Anonymous said...

another unique way to use the ribbon! thanks for wondering and working with it! i am enjoying visiting all the sites and seeing what folks are doing with the ribbon i dye. love the way the ribbon wraps and encircles the clay piece.

Amy S. said...

Absolutely stunning Alenka!!!

Lori Anderson said...

That is unbelievable!