This month the Designer Crafts Connection is participating in a manufacturer challenge. Sponsored by
Each of us received Westcott® Brand Cutting Tools to work with. The thing I like best about these scissors is the fact that I can cut paper and fabric with the same pair! Do you remember the days when you couldn't use the same pair? I had to have one pair for paper and one for fabric..... well not any more! Plus these scissors are non stick titanium bonded to boot. This was really important for this challenge because we also received product from VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners and The Duck Brand® Duct Tape Rolls and sheets. Lots of sticky stuff to work with.
Without further ado, here's my project - a woven ribbon purse and bangle:
And these are some of the supplies I had to work with. I also used double sided, tacky tape, jewelry chain, 2 silver eyelets and an eyelet setter.
The first step was to measure the ribbon (no ruler needed when you have a cutting mat). I cut five, 15" lengths of black 1 1/2" gros grain ribbon and one, 21" long. I also cut eight, 9" pieces of pink and black zebra ribbon. It was also 1 1/2" wide.
I taped the top edges of the black ribbon to a large piece of poster board to keep them aligned, then wove 4 pieces of the patterned ribbon across as shown. You will then add the long piece of black ribbon. This will be the bottom and sides of the purse.
Once you've added the additional 4 pieces of patterned ribbon, tape the opposite ends of the black ribbon to the poster board to keep them in place. Then starting at the center, cover the woven ribbon with duck tape. BTW - the patterned ribbon is woven with the pattern side down, otherwise you'd be covering it up with the duck tape.
The rose can be made from the same patterned ribbon, but I made mine from the pink Duck tape then placed a self adhesive "jewel" at the center. The bangle is simply a wide ring (section) cut from a sturdy plastic bottle of water. I covered the outside with Duck tape and added a rose with small squares of Velcro®. This way the rose is interchangeable. There is also gold metallic Duck tape which would have looked great with a bunch of jewels placed all around it. So many colors to play with, so little time!
There's a lot of pink going on since, October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Which reminds me, I'm due for a check up. Have you had yours this year? I'm an eleven year Colon Cancer survivor, so, believe me, check ups are important - I'm living proof!
Some of the projects you see on your journey round the webring are being auctioned for a fund raiser at Charity Wings Website . You can see them, and bid on them here: http://charitywingsnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/westcott-brand-and-friends-auction-for.html
This is our giveaway for October (US residents only please), provided by Westcott:
To enter to win, click on the photo/link and it will whisk you away to the Westcott® blog where you can comment on your favorite projects, but make sure you hop round the ring first to see what everyone else came up with. The winner will be announced November 1st. Good luck and enjoy the hop! Y'all come back now......