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Monday, June 16, 2014

Shibori ribbon bead embroidered bracelet - part two



Last week, I showed you how to design with your shibori ribbon and stitch it into place to create a cuff bracelet (part one at this link).  This week, we'll look at some of the embellishment possibilities that exist with this fascinating material!


1. Stitch, glue, or double-stick tape your large focal(s) into place.




2. Bezel your focals.  I used peyote stitch with a final row of RAW.



3. Stitch beads along the edges of the ribbon to cover the stitches.




4. Add seed beads and accent beads into the ribbon folds as you desire.  Any folds that don't have beads, it's a good idea to tack them down with small stitches down deep in the ditches.  Stitch carefully to avoid catching additional silk and creating puckers.





5. Use decorative stitches besides just back stitch and stack stitch if you desire.  I used African helix here to do some fill-ins.




6. Originally I planned to leave some of the foundation fabric visible, but I got a bit carried away...





7. Finish with a back stitched outline if you'd like.




8. Use glue or double-stick tape to place the trimmed top onto the metal blank.  Wrap a piece of backing fabric around the inside of the blank.  Baste through both layers of fabric around the edges, and trim the backing to match the top.





9. Here you can see the basting stitches on the inside of the bracelet.  Stitch an edging brick stitch all along the outside edge, and then remove the basting.  Add any fringe or picots that you desire.  I used a short stack of two size 15/0 seed beads on each edging bead, which are size 11/0s.





Part one
Part two

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16 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Cindy this is a lovely tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
Nicole/Beadwright

motidana said...

Wow , this bracelet is so beautiful .And thank you so much for sharing the lovely tutorial :)

Shaiha said...

What a beautiful bracelet! Thank you so much for being so generous with the tutorials.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This may be my personal favorite Cyndi Lavin creation. I drool over your neckpieces but think, "I could never wear something like that."

"Tidal Pools" on the other hand ... it's beautiful yet practical!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you all, you're very sweet! Eileen, I know what you mean! Even though I make them, the necklaces are sometimes a bit overwhelming...but I get carried away so easily :-)

Crazy Dallas Beader said...

Thank you so much for these great instructions on how to use Shibori ribbon with bead embroidery. I can't wait to start my new Shibori ribbon/bead embroidery bracelet!

Cyndi L said...

I'd love to see what you make! Please consider sharing it with us :-)

nicole said...

thanks for sharing!Your final work is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing with us! I love your tutorial and your bracelet is beautiful! :-)

Dianne said...

This is a really helpful tutorial, thank you for sharing it with us. I can't wait to give this a try!

Cyndi L said...

Please let me know if you guys have any questions!

Becky Pancake said...

Thanx Cyndi, this is a wonderful tutorial.

Pearl Blay said...

Simply gorgeous Cyndi! I will share on my blog so others can come visit and learn!!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Pearl :-)

aims said...

Wow! Just stunning!! Here from Pearl's blog.

Cyndi L said...

Thank you very much for stopping by!

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