Monday, August 30, 2010

Ribbons from the Fair - part 15

Back in early May I made this pendant (using ideas from Jon Yusoff) which I gave to my sister for her birthday. She never really nagged about matching earrings, but she did mention it ...oh... about forty-'leven times! There was a category for jewelry sets (two or more pieces and a pair of earrings counts as one piece) at the Fair. Good excuse to make those matching earrings. They are also made with the Oren Bayan multi-colored metallic thread and size 15 seed beads. They're supposed to look like leaves.

I don't know if the judges saw leaves, liked the color or exactly what -- but these got a sweepstakes ribbon. (wheeeee -- one of the Big Ribbons!) They're going to the State Fair, where they will compete against other multi-media jewelry, not with the tatting. It'll be interesting to see how they "fair" in that venue.


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Kudos on the Sweepstakes Ribbon! Most impressive! I remember admiring this pendant when you first posted about it. The earrings look great, too.

I'm glad the judges realize the work that went into these, and how unique the technique is. They should do very well at the State Fair! Guess your sister will have to wait awhile to wear them!

Beelizabeth said...

Congratulations!!! They're beautiful and well worth the "Big Ribbon"

Gina said...

Congrats on the big win! The set is beautiful!