When I started to work with the ribbon, I was having a little bit of a creative block. I started looking thru my bead stash and pulled out some beads and waxed linen cording that I thought would work. I stumbled upon a ceramic focal bead that I had been given in a bead swap and it worked.
Here are the pieces that I put together. The first piece is a wrapped bangle with a large stone focal. The second is a necklace that I created with the ceramic focal bead and some beads I had in my stash. I originally was going to use the ribbon loose on the necklace but decided instead to braid it to give the necklace a little more interest.
Unfortunately the photos do not do the ribbon justice. The weather and lack of sunshine outside in my neck of the woods makes taking photographs very difficult. Now head on over to Artisan Whimsy to read Karen's blog post and to see the other participants. Thanks Karen for allowing me to participate and for your generous giveaway.