Monday, January 24, 2011

Pearl Mania







Some new things began to come together the past couple of weeks and one big change and improvement is discovering beautiful artisan dyed and stitched silk ribbons. If you've been watching some of my designs the past few months, you may recall I've been trying different ways to slip silk ribbons into pieces so they could be adjusted for length, etc. I experimented with crocheted chains, strips of leather, on and on.... But now, instead of making up my own ties, which could be troublesome and difficult, I have discovered that other artists are real pros in this form...so here you go. It's so easy to use these ribbons to wear these clusters at many different lengths and I accidentally tried the "bow on the side" and decided I really liked the look...so tried it a few times for fun. It's just one option for how to wear these new pieces. I've also learned that it's possible to put end clips on these ribbons so that regular clasps can also be used, but am not showing that approach here.

I was about to insert each title but these are so wordy( for the search engines) that I decided to keep the photo layout nice and clean and just make each collage link to its' gallery page, in case you are interested in seeing more info.

The other grand experiment/work in progress, is changing the look of my little blog...don't be too surprised if it changes a few more times before it finally settles down. My new banners are coming together created by a very talented British designer on Etsy-Winchester Lambourne. There will soon be a "summer version" and a "winter version" but these are still works in progress...to be continued!! If you're in need of a fresh new banner and avatar, or other web graphics, definitely give her a look--I know I've been just delighted by how things are coming along.


6 comments:

Ann said...

You never cease to amaze me with all your wonderful ideas for your jewelry. They're very pretty.

Grace said...

I like the colors and the way the strands fall and the shape of the stones/beads and the hardware...

Nancy said...

The new blog layout looks great! Love the banner...stunning. It reflects your more recent work well. And I do love the pairing of those hand dyed ribbons- stunning!

Duni said...

I very much like this new design with the addition of the ribbon. I'd wear it like you demonstrated in the first photo (on the side). Very chic!

Lin said...

I REALLY like these! ARe they for sale on artfire or etsy yet?

ArtbyAndy said...

WOW... very beautiful!

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