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Weaving Experiment

About this design:

I was attempting to apply the technique used for making the rollo chain and leather bracelets to a necklace using ribbon instead of leather and I'm not sure if I like the look. Is it too messy looking? What do you think of the overall effect? The pendant on top of the weaving is an antique button with the shank cut and attached to a Vintaj filagree.


Vintaj art metal filagree, black rollo chain, variegated ribbon (all LB), antique button.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I really like this! Wish I could see it in person – makes you want to touch it. Interesting, different kind of look – beautiful execution!

  2. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    I don’t think it’s messy at all! It is quite unique and reminds me of the gothic period in history! I really like it…I bet it would look good with a deep purple color ribbon too! It’s got a dark beauty to it…if that makes sense! ;) I like this a lot!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wow Gail….this is so unique and clever! I love it.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love it! It’s so unique and creative. Kind of Boho meets Goth.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks a bunch for the encouraging words! I was debating whether or not to take it apart and start over but maybe I’ll just experiment with some different materials instead.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I so agree with Judy. I immediately wanted to touch it. It’s a very interesting look,and I like it a lot. You’re very creative. Medieval Momma said it best with boho and goth. It also has just a touch of the Victorian,to my eye.
    Well done!!

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow, what a fabulous way to incorporate the silk into your design! This is thinking outside of the box big time! Love it!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    I think it is beautiful!! Wouldn’t change anything.

  9. Robin Alayne
    Robin Alayne says:

    I think this is so interesting and beautifully different.
    It’s a keeper for sure.

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I don’t think it looks messy at all. It has interest, and the use of the chain with the ribbon is wonderful!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! What a unique design with such a touchable texture! Great piece of work :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    As I said before: beautiful, but thinking about why you might hesitate about the effect, I realized that it can be a challenging design to wear — it probably wouldn’t go very well with a t-shirt. I can see it with a black suit or knit with a large upturned collar, and a top with a plunging neckline underneath — that would be stunning!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    …and as you see — an unforgettable design!

  14. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Hey Gail! You have mail! :)

  15. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Howdy Gail! I sent you a message! I don’t know if it’s working or not! :)

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