Still having a lot of fun with this Shibori Silk Ribbon ... this one by Deborah Weaver (ArtisticWeavers on Etsy.com) is called Sunset. I've always loved the yellow/orange colorway, and this ribbon is a very cheerful way to usher in Autumn.
It arrived from Deborah's expert dyeing hands with graduated shades of yellow and orange. Because I wanted to use a dark copper end closure, and some dark copper metallic beads - I used a raisin-colored fabric dye to add in some dark burnt sienna areas on the ribbon. Thankfully, I didn't ruin Deborah's great work!
I'm posting only one photo of this bead embroidered bracelet since it's already flat and can be seen easily. (Click photo for larger image.) Between the top beaded part and the bottom UltraSuede, I have added the stiffest interfacing sold by my craft store (used for inside cuffs and collars) to give it a nice strength and so it will bend smoothly around the wrist.
The central focal cabochon is a dyed Jasper, as are the three rectangular Jasper stones and round beads on the sides. In addition to the Jasper I have included cut crystal beads, glass pearls, and a variety of Japanese glass seed beads by Toho.
The beading is sewn onto an orange foundation by Nicole Campanella called NBB / Nicole's Bead Backing. It's the BEST foundation on the market! http://beadwright.com/
The edges are finished off with a picot edging that incorporate dark copper cut crystal beads, and the underside is lined with a pumpkin-colored UltraSuede.
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