Monday, August 31, 2009

Organza Ribbon for Beaders










Organza Ribbon has long been a mainstay in jewelry design. It's made of polyester and nylon and is a great alternative stringing material. Designers use Organza Ribbon for bridal jewelry all the time, and it is a simple way to display a unique pendant or focal bead.








Have you considered making an illusion necklace with Organza? It's easy to do – just slip the end of the ribbon inside a Collapsible Eye or Big Eye Needle and string beads onto single or multiple strands of ribbon. You don't have to glue the beads in place because the ribbon naturally expands to prevent them from sliding.








Fold the end and tuck it into Heavy or Light Tube Cord Ends, make adjustments, then secure with BeadFix adhesive. Use Fold-Over Cord Ends for a more flat design or tie it onto findings, then glue the knot with BeadFix adhesive for a secure closure. For stringing on beads, use the Collapsible Eye Needle for quick and easy stringing.



Leave a comment on this post to be entered in a drawing for three spools of organza ribbon for beading. Include your email address so we can contact you if you win. We’ll collect comments for one week, then we’ll hold a random drawing.

-Meredith Roddy for Beadalon

3 comments:

  1. Ooh, yes please. I always forget about collapsible needles, so thanks for that tip. I'd have spent ages trying to twist the organza through my beads!

    clair_rigby @ hotmail.com

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  2. Leave it to the folks at Beadalon to bring another great product to the beading community. I think this organza ribbon will fit nicely into some of my holiday designs.

    Shelly
    Supson64@gmail.com

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