Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A simple technique

Haven't we all played around with bending and folding wire?  It's the 3-D equivalent of doodling.  Sometimes things accidentally work in your favor and you end up with something that is identifiable. :-)




At the top right you see something I call a "slide."  Another wire doodle.  This handy little thing dispenses with the knot at the back of the neck.  I hate that big bulge resting on my neck.  The slide keeps the ribbons where they're supposed to be and allows you to adjust the length of the necklace.  Just add a bauble to each end of the ribbon to prevent the ends of the ribbons from completely slipping through the slide and you're finished.

One of the great things about having a bunch of ribbons in a basket is that you can get some neat random color combinations.  When I saw these gold and shocking pink ribbons together, I knew it was right!  Their color vibrations practically sent a pulse out into the room! Let me ask you something ... do you find yourself being attracted to off-beat color combinations or do you like more harmonious color pairings?  Inquiring minds want to know ...

8 comments:

sharon said...

Love that wire doodle....so organic and whimsy, especially with your color combination! You inspire me Barbara!

Jennifer Cameron said...

LOVE the color combo and the wire doodle slide and the flower. I think you should post a quick and dirty tutorial for the slide ;o)

Sally said...

I love your wire doodle, a beautifully enameled flower just in time for Spring!

Judy said...

Clever, clever and so artistic! Love the flower!

Greer said...

Gawd Barbara!
there goes the domestic chores today. Another technique to try.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Your flower is beautiful! And I love the contrast of colors!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh I'm loving this Barbara, you're having too much fun. Love it. Keep doing this! Riki

Christine Damm said...

I cannot wait until your book comes out!! Great, just what I need-- another craft! Yummy work, love that direction you're going.