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Ribbon Bar Links

About this design:

So I'm back to finding more ways to use the sari silk ribbon, this time making bar bead links. Experimenting with the finish on them. The ones on the left have a coat of Mod Podge, the ones on the right have nothing. I think I'm partial to these as they look more like the real ribbon, softer look. Just a bit concerned about durability.The glass beads are some I'll be using with the finished beads. Bracelet? Necklace? Earrings? All three?

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copper and brass wire, sari silk ribbon, glass beads

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    olive penguin says:

    These are great and have unless possiblities! I love the idea and the colors, and depending on how they are used they might not need any coating.

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Necklace and earrings! I love these…

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love these! So bright and colorful.

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So pretty!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice !

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    olive penguin says:

    oops…I didn’t mean useless…I meant endless…quite opposite. lol

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    olive penguin says:

    oops, I guess I need my eyes checked, endless is the correct word, but it replaces unless in the original comment. :D

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    beautiful colors! I’d turn a pair or these links into earrings, w/ a coordinating briolet or crystal teardrop dangling from the lower loop…

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    Cha Cha says:

    Wow, these are spectacular! Love the vibrancy and the texture. Can you tell us how you did this?

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    Alice c says:

    wow, these are way cool. I would love to see the directions, maybe you can sell the directions. I have never seen these before. I kinda like them without the coating.

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