Interweave Press is throwing a big online blog party this weekend celebrating the launch of the book Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, and Cords by Lorelei Eurto & Erin Siegel. If you are new here – WELCOME! I’m one of the stops on this virtual party because I had the opportunity to contribute designs for this beautiful book.
As you hop around the the party, keep your eyes open for giveaways, chances to win the book, and a chance to participate in the fun Polyvore style challenge! You get to play stylist and assemble outfits that work with 2 necklaces from the book. You can even win the necklaces!
You can go to BeadingDaily.com for the list of 30 blog participants where you can meet the authors, the other contributors and special designer friends who rock at using leather, fiber and cords in their jewelry designs. The party starts at Beading Daily.com on Friday afternoon and continues through Sunday, June 24th.
Here is one of my bracelet designs from the book. My favorite soft materials to work with in jewelry making are leather, waxed Irish linen and silk ribbon yarn. This bracelet features upcycled silk ribbon yarn mixed with chain and multicolored beads. This is a great example of how to take a simple design and add color, texture and interest simply by incorporating a unique element like upcycled silk yarn. The book is full of page after page of colorful inspiration like this.
This book has some serious eye candy, but it is also a great resource book! It contains lots of information on a variety of ribbons, cords, laces and leathers as well as the findings and tools that work best to put it all together!
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
Update: Contest is closed. Congratulations to the winners!
I have a favorite source for upcycled silk ribbon yarn. Nicole from Darn Good Yarn imports yarns and ribbons from far away places and helps women from these countries support their families while saving an incredible amount of waste from the cutting room floors of the factories that produce silk saris. Here is a picture of two colorful bundles of upcycled ribbon yarn that Nicole has provided for me to give away. Visit Darn Good Yarn’s Facebook page to learn more about Nicole and her beautiful yarn.
TWO people will win ONE bundle of silk ribbon that contains some of each of these lovely colors of upcycled ribbon.
Enter a comment by clicking comments at the top of this post.
Tell me if you have used leather, ribbon or cording in your jewelry. What is your favorite material? If you haven’t, why not?
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Comments will be numbered and two winners will be chosen by random number generator. The winners will be announced here on Monday, June 25th.
Continue the party! Enter the Polyvore challenge, visit the authors, contributors and designers by heading to BeadingDaily.com
Have a great weekend!