Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wire-edge lime green ribbon beads

Another selection of beads created for the bead swap. These are one-inch in length. The felt is cut smaller than the ribbon and wrapped around a knitting needle.
The ribbon is wrapped around the felt and stitched into place. I used a vintage, lime green taffeta picot-edge ribbon, that I bought from a ribbon vendor in Lyon, France. The wire-edge ribbons from France are superior to any I've found. I have the few remaining spools in my inventory, listed on my Etsy site at RibbonSmyth.
I then wrapped 11mm bias-cut silk around the ribbon and stitched into place.
Then a piece of 7mm rococo ribbon, in lime green and  teal was tied into a knot. I glued a vintage  Czech glass cabochon on top of the ribbon knot. Beautiful little beads. These would make a great choker. For the photograph, I strung them onto bias-cut silk ribbon.

Bias-cut silk beads

Aren't these lovely? These are bias-cut silk ribbon-wrapped beads made with a felt base, and then embellished with gold cord, and pearls from old necklaces and Czech crystals, wired onto the bead. They would look great threaded on to ribbon with bead spacers.

You can find the discounted 11mm bias-cut silk ribbon on our etsy.com site - ribbonsmyth   5 yards, 5 colors, for $5 in two widths.

These were created for a bead swap, hosted by Stephanie Novatski. There's a great Facebook group called Rag Bag Gals and we all create using fabric. Super ideas and talented women can be found in this group. Join us!