Nicole from Darn Good Yarn just sent me some of her new and very awesome upcycled, reclaimed silk sari ribbon cards. Her packaging has been reimagined and now comes in 5 yard sections that are perfect for jewelry designers and crafters who don’t require a full skein and want a more consistent and wider range of color for their designs.
For those of you that don’t know Darn Good Yarn, Nicole works with factories overseas and upcycles silk scrap from garment factories in India and Nepal that would otherwise be thrown away. She gives women a means to make a living for their families by salvaging and dying the silk remnants and making them into beautiful yarns and ribbons to be used in any project you can imagine.
I have to give Nicole a public congratulations. She is sort of famous now! She recently won the grand prize in the Fed Ex Small Business Grant Contest. No small feat. There were tons of applicants – awesome accomplishment Nicole!
Just look at some of these delicious colors – They are so perfect for spring and summer.
These ribbons make cool wrap bracelets! You can tie just a little bit of silk to an earring for a interesting design accent. They can be combined with chain, leather, wire wrapped beads or you can just simply add a great focal and some beautiful beads for a necklace to create an easy pop of color.
I can just picture these necklaces dressing up a simple t-shirt and jeans!
Go check out DGY and tell Nicole congratulations. She’d like that!
That’s all for now. My house is grand central station this week. Tons of kids in and out for Spring Break. Have a wonderful Easter!