Hi Crafty Friends, Laura here today with a bracelet tutorial.
First off I gathered my ingredients - Heart ribbon and 2 contrasting colours of 3mm organza ribbons (you'll need a little more than twice the length of your wrist of each ribbon). A few seed beads. Fixings for a bracelet and 2 ribbon clasps. Needle and thread, jewellery pliers, matte medium.
Of course you can choose any colours and any ribbons.
Cut your main ribbon (in this case the heart ribbon) in half. Add the organza ribbons to one end with a couple of small stitches. Ensure it is close enough to the end of the ribbon to be covered by the ribbon clasps.
Seal the edges of the ribbon and the stitches with a little matte medium or P.V.A. glue. This will prevent fraying and make sure your knot stays tight.
Measure 9 equal distances and make tiny marks with a pencil. This is where we will add our beads.
Cross the organza ribbons over each pencil dot and secure with a stitch. Then add another stitch, this time including a seed bead. Continue on like this, alternating the organza ribbon crossing in front of the hearts and then behind the hearts.
Knot and trim the threads on the back. Add a little dot of matte medium, P.V.A glue or clear nail varnish to seal the knot.
I like to add a little blob of matte medium into the ribbon clasp before adding the ribbon, just for a little extra security. Take the length of heart ribbon that you set aside earlier and match it up to the back of the embellished ribbon. We are using this to hide the sewing. Take both lengths of heart ribbon and insert them in to the end of the ribbon clasp and crimp firmly with piers.
I started my layout by creating the background on black cardstock. I used a cloud stencil and texture paste which went well with my photo and the chosen ribbon. I painted the clouds in colours that matched my patterned papers and embellishments.
I used a black and white photo for contrast as I knew my background, papers and ribbon were very colourful.
My photo was matted onto black cardstock to help it pop and then I added lots of paper layers behind it, using wider pieces towards the bottom to help ground it and make the most of my ribbon.
To add some more interest I added some cute stickers from a matching sticker sheet around my paper cluster and some chipboard stars.
My title was added to the top opposite corner and grounded on more papers and ribbon.
The final touch was to add lots of splashes of ink sprays for a fun messy finish.
You can check out the video here https://youtu.be/4wUJ5sPeJeU
Don't forget to create your own crafty project and enter it into the Crafty Ribbons competition over on Facebook.
I am sure you have cookers friends! Why not to congratulate them for their best cookies? They would be happy to receive a prize from you!
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It's just another way to say thank you! and maybe you could have more cookies...
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