Jun. 9th, 2012

[identity profile] glitterophelia.livejournal.com
I was inspired by a previous post where someone had posted a lovely photo of a necklace beaded using ribbon instead of the usual wire. Today, I visited the local bead shop and picked out several large beads that can be used with necklaces beading with ribbons. I've looked all over the net at tutorials on beading with ribbon and different technical ideas, including combining ribbon AND chain (though I'm not quite sure I'm ready for THAT just yet, though it looks exciting). I had checked out ribbon at Michaels a couple of days ago, and for one measly bit of silk ribbon, they wanted 3 dollars. enough to make one necklace. I'm thinking of hitting up JoAnn's this weekend to see if I could find something a bit more substantial. My question is, however, is what sort of ribbon should I get? Are there are certain materials that are better than others? Some that will hold up better than others? Some that will look better in the long run? I don't mind spending a little extra if it means a better quality piece, especially since I'll be selling them on etsy and I don't want to have a reputation of selling poor quality necklaces. Any suggestions would be fantastic. I'm excited to get into making some more interesting crafts instead of boring beaded necklaces that no one seems to want no matter how high quality they are.....

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