Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time to Party....Sari Party!!!! Ribbon galore...

One of my favorite suppliers is B'Sue Boutiques and not just for her gorgeous goodies but also her generous spirit.  This lady is high energy and encourages interaction with her customers.  She is also a great teacher and posts teaching videos on You Tube.  So, not surprisingly, she is sponsoring a blog hop  and here lies the challenge:  Sari Ribbon. 

It's gorgeous stuff made from the material that women from India wrap around their bodies.  It is silky and colorful and...and...and...raveling.  In fact, that's its main draw...the fibers unraveling all around the ribbon.  It's enough to make a person who loves symmetrical design cringe. 

The whole experience brought forth memories of the time I took Singer sewing classes.  I was the only "civilian" in a class of retired nuns.  While they were sewing inset pockets, I was ripping out my zipper so many times that the fabric started to unravel.  Oh, the horror!  It was my first...and last...attempt at sewing.  So, to take on this challenge was an exercise in stepping out of my boundaries.  All in all, I like my simple little project.  It is wearable and lightweight.  There is cheerful color and a bit of sparkle. It has symmetry and the "ravels" are under control.  ' Hope you like it too.  Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to stop by the other participants' blogs listed at the bottom of this post.. We have some really creative people in the group!

Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop
Vickie Wills

Susan Kennedy

Michelle Mach

Michelle Lee Hardy

Ruth Crawford

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

Diana P.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Connie Rios-Relyea

Jennifer Justman

Deb Davis


Cathie Carroll

Rosemary Cowit

Georgene Lockwood

Cathy Buckley

Harry Wood

Sonya Stille

Mary Deis

Heather Goldsmith

Susan Rouleau

Terry Matusyk

Pam Chesbro  (You are HERE and thanks for stopping by!)

Mary Shannon Hicks

Janice Everett


Kristina Johansson, Maneki

Kris Binsfeld



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
Alice Craddick
B'sue Boutiques Creative Group


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I Love thid piece! Too cute! Nice Job Pam:-)))))

Shirley said...

Love the colors in this piece. They are fun, and happy. I could definitely wear this with pride. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, I love it, the colors are great.

B'sue said...

AWESOME, Pam! Who wouldn't love to wear this? I am so glad you signed up, it's been a pleasure to know you and to see all your creativity. Be sure to post your sari ribbon photo at B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Flickr, too! That way even more people can see it!

oteabykate said...

So wonderfully colorful and very, very wearable! Great entry!

KayzKreationz said...

This turned out very pretty. I think you did a wonderful job with your challenge.

Georgene Lockwood said...

What a happy piece to wear! I love the mixture of colors. So bold.

Lizscraps said...

I think you did wonderfully. It's a bright fun piece and would dress up any casual outfit perfectly.

SueBeads said...



Wow - loving all the colorful wraps - seeing this...I just wanted to jump up and do the Happy dance - what a fun design! ~J-Lynn

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Awesome! I love this one, such a pretty swirl of colors, I would happily wear this one :)

Charlene said...

Wow! Your piece is beautiful, so vibrant and cheerful!

Robin Delargy / LooLoo's Box said...

Oh yeah, I'd wear that - it's like a smile worn around the wrist. :-)

Harry W Wood said...

This is one of the best designs to my eye. The color and texture look so perfect.

Firefly Visions said...

Beautiful and eye catching!!!

Cynthia Wainscott said...

stunning!, great design!

Marie Cramp said...

So many of the Sari designs were bright and colourful! I love it! Makes me thing of being a gypsy!

Vee said...

Your piece is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Bright, VIVID and FUN! I share in your sewing woes. I felt sewing was needed but, found it too great a challenge...I simply tied my ends! ;o)

Anonymous said...

I really love this so much!!

dreaminofbeads said...

I love this bracelet, one of my favorites. I would wear this a lot! I love seeing all the different colors of the sari ribbon. I feel myself making more stuff.

Cory said...

A beautiful party for your the piece.

Beetique said...

I love the thickness of this. It's beeutiful!

Jean said...

awesome awesome awesome! come to mama! ;)

uptwnsh said...

You do know that the more you wear this, the more it will ravel??? LOL! I like the colorful way you assembled this bangle. It just screams FUN!

Anonymous said...

It's bright , and happy , and fun...and did I mention that it ravels??? Beautiful!!!! Great post, too!!!

treeseaoriginals said...

this is gorgeous!

DaviniaDesign said...

Gorgeous cheerful colors, as you said so yourself.
Just Perfect...

maneki said...

Lovely bracelet! I really like the textures and mixed colours. Nice touch with the beads. Great job!

Michelle Mach said...

I love this bracelet. It feels like a party on your wrist!

Glad to hear someone else felt the same way about all that ribbon unraveling!

Jackie said...

Hi Pam thanks for visiting my blog, what a gorgeous bracelet such vibrant colour!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Those colors are SO pretty and you did a great job showcasing them!

Hilary Frye said...

I'm guessing your favorite color is red. (Red is my favorite.) Loved hearing about your sewing story. The bracelet looks very cheery!

Catherine said...

The design and colors are so lively and spicy...such an inherent joi de vivre!

Cathie Carroll said...

The rawness is what I love about your piece.
It's colorful and fun and looks really wearable.

Great work!

Clarity Of PurpleSage said...

Hi Pam-
I love your bracelet and the colorful beadcoil surrounding the Sari. It is all about what I love bright and fun!! I totally relate to your sewing story! :)
I was not able to make the hop due to family business, so I am finishing up making my rounds today. I hope you will be able to find some time to visit me @: