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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

Ceramic Sari Time


About this design:

Playing with Sari Silk and Ceramic beads. Plus a few pretend pandora beads. The button is from the spare button package on a southwestern jacket I have.

ButterBall passed out on my legs. Literally passed out!

PS: I forgot to mention that the button is sewn on instead of wired. Since it was on ribbon I figured why not?

Components:

Silvertone button. Brown w/ Aqua swirl ceramic beads. Aqua w/ Brown swirls ceramic beads. Silver pandora style beads. Silver spacer beads. Silver heart bead. Pink/green AB crystal. Aqua sari silk ribbon.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Love this Deb! That spare button is lovely. The pic of BB is too cute!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’ve been trying all sorts of ways to use the sari silk but not being satisfied with any. I like what you did–knotting and twisting, right? Of course, the colors are lovely, and so are the beads. (You keep me chuckling about where you find elements!)

    Is BB sleeping with one leg up in the air?

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Gorgeous colors in his bracelet.
    I love how kittens play, play, play, then literally drop and sleep.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Need4Beadz, Laud, & Eeka.
    Laud I was sitting with my legs up so techically BB is sitting up. He started dreaming and doing these little stretch things and spreading his toes. I could move him all around & it wouldn’t wake him. Quite funny.
    As far as the silk its just knots really. I had been sorting beads again & discovered those ceramic ones matched that ribbon. Like you I had not really found an idea I like yet. Its really comfortable on also.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fun idea for the bracelet, Deb! Simple and simply fabulous! And that crazy kitty is so stinkin’cute!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Very pretty design, Deb! I like this use of the silk. I haven’t really played with it much yet.
    These pics make ne want to rub BB’s belly. It looks so soft. :)

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I like that you used the silk as a string, the button is fantastic, the whole color scheme is great and this is the funniest picture ever of BB :D

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    He’s dreaming of Yoga! :)

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Deb..I really like the style,and of course,soft blues. Good for you,in finding a use for one of those extra buttons. They usually sit in a drawer for 35 years..LOL ;)
    The puddy tat is hilarious.

  10. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Cool and dreamy–I like the spirit.

    And a kitten pic bonus! Who could ask for more?

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, I really like the ceramic beads with the sari silk. Such a pretty combo! I’ve tried it w/one bracelet design….you’ve inspired me to try more!

    BB is ever the cutie!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Susie after I made this I went on Pinterest and searched for sari silk bracelets. So many ideas!! Definitely would inspire. Everytime I see an idea it makes me think of some way to tweak it to what I have.

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I have the app on my phone. I really should look at it once in a while!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    How sweet…….and the bracelet too! :-)

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I look everyday. I follow several jewelry boards and artists….Vintaj, Heather Powers, Erin Seigel, Lorelei Eurto, several ladies who just like to make jewelry. I just love seeing all the different ideas/designs.

  16. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    Very inspiring!!

  17. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Hey Marysu, because the conversation bubble looks like it’s coming out if your cat’s mouth, it’s hard to tell if you are inspired by the bracelet design, or he is inspired by BB’s pose…. probably both!

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO! you are so funny!

  19. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fabulous!!!

  20. No Photo
    JC Hamm says:

    Gorgeous, and sweet kitty!!

  21. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What a lovely bracelet and what a lovely Butterball. That picture is sooo cute!

  22. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Deb! I just got 7 overnight guests- kittens who will go to their real foster homes tomorrow- and one looks so much like BB!

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  23. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh my gosh it’s ButterBall’s doppleganger!! That is such a cute kitty!
    You know I used to have a cat named Bimbo that looked exactly like BB also.

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I forgot to say thank you to BI, JC, & Nancy. ButterBall says thank you to everyone.

  25. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Another wonderful piece!

    BB is looking like a real teenager now :D

  26. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wonderful combination. I would think Butterball would find the silk ribbon a great temptation.

  27. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Great design with the ribbon! Love the colors. Aren’t cats just funny. Ours did not want to go out in the snow/wind today.

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