Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Dyeing Ribbon and making "berries" with beads
I am still working on the guest book for the wedding. I will continue to create ribbon flowers after I finish dyeing the ribbon. Create a dye bath. Wet the ribbon before placing it into the dye.
Place the the ribbon into the dye and let it "steep". I will let it remain in the dye until the cranberry color matches the wedding color.
Creating the berries with the pearls is easy. Follow these steps to create your own.
Thread a large beige pearl and then the small seed bead onto the wire. Thread the wire back through the large bead creating a loop that holds the seed bead to the top of the pearl.
The bead on the wire of the left shows the first step to create the berries.
Twist the two wire tails after seed bead is pulled tight. Using one of the tails, start adding a second medium beige bead and repeat the process.
Finish with the last of the trio with a large pearl and seed bead.
Twist the two long tails. The trio of beads are then added to others to create the large clusters. Add the crystals stems to the back and twist it to the tails of the pearls.The next blog will detail the creation of the flowers and finish the guest book.
The shower decorations and invitations are looming on the horizon. I decided on a bird/garden theme for the shower. I have been going through my collection of bird things to use at the shower buffet.The color will be a light blue, beige, and brown. Here is a hint of things I am working on. I have added glass leaves to a wire bird's nest. Look for a future blog on creating the decorations and invitations for the shower. Here's a peek...
Until next time.......