I recently saw one of the shibori ribbon bracelets people are making and it reminded me of something I had wanted to try. This is the cuff that I have made.
I started with three lengths of wide ribbon and sewed them together. Next I hand basted across the width of the ribbon in order to create uneven gathers when I pulled up the basting threads.
I added a couple of favourite buttons as the centre focal point and then started beading in the folds of the gathered ribbon.
The gathers were easy to manipulate because of the way the gathers were basted so I could tuck beads into anywhere I wanted them.
The edges of the ribbon were already finished so there was no need to turn it under. I wanted the shape to be organic so it is not even on the edges. I backed the bracelet with wool felt for comfort in wearing and finished the ends.
Add a loop and a button for closure and there you have it.
Ta-duh! Lots of fun and I will likely have another go at it when I find some more ribbon I like.