I am very very excited about this new piece that I did for the Bead Journal Project this month! I have been looking for other textiles that would give an organic look to my work like pleated shibori silk ribbon does, and I stumbled upon metal mesh ribbon. Not that the two look alike, that's not what I mean. I was looking for that organic quality that the silk has, and the metal mesh ribbon seemed to be a distinct possibility. You can stretch it and bend it, pinch it and fold it, stick stuff inside it, and best of all...you can easily stitch through it. So here is my first attempt, in all it's turquoise-y glory!
I need to thank Fire Mountain Gems for sending me the metal mesh ribbon to experiment with. All of the beads and the ribbon that I used, except for the focals, can be found at the link above.
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