Monday, September 13, 2010

Ribbon in the Bead Aisle

I have something fun to share today that I came across this weekend while shopping at Michael's Crafts Store. I stopped in to look at polymer clay and accessories, but I just couldn't walk by the bead aisles without taking a peek!

I don't get to Michael's that often and I had my Joann 40% off coupon which is still accepted there, yay!

I saw several new lines of beads/findings and one of them included a package of fabric ribbon.

The package reads, "Bead Landing - BELLA BOHO Ribbon". There is a total of 4 ft of ribbon on this package and the most interesting thing about this ribbon is that one of the bracelets in my book is made from this exact ribbon!!!!!!!

How cool is that?! I originally found the ribbon at Joann's in the "buy by the yard" section and it reminded me of a framed work of art. That's what inspired me to do something simple with it so you could really see it on the wrist without much embellishment.

The final project involved a tiny bit of cutting, 30 seconds of ironing and quick and easy chain band. It's still one of my favorites. The day I made it for the first time I slept in it because I loved it so much. It made me think of when I was little I had gotten the cutest pair of buckle shoes and wanted to sleep in them :)

Is that weird? Hmm, gosh it seems so "normal" to me, but now I am wondering if I should have written that in my book. Maybe people like weirdness!! :) That's what I am going to believe!

I hope you are all having a GREAT week!!


Deana Hoppe said...

I love the buckle shoe story! I don't think you are that weird! LOL
love you!

Unknown said...

I love ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Ive read your book and seen that ribbon in michaels. I thought it looked familiar!!