Monday, April 19, 2010

Ribbons and ribbons and ribbons

I had a great time Sunday at Grosgrain Annie's!  Jo Ann and her lovely Mama, Annie, hold court at Lakewood 400 which is north of Atlanta.  Jo Ann hand dyes vintage rayon, velvet, French silk, millinery accroutrements, handmade tags and other textiles and fibers.  She also sells vintage and antique yarn skeins, thread spools and the odd ribbon.   I have bought vintage metal fringes and trims used in my jewelry as well as laces and silks used to make tassles.  Her mama mans the cashier register and makes sure no one leaves without a great big smile due to her very dry and witty humor.  I did not photograph a lot but I have her new
blog address.

The piece above, Crystal Ball,  is using two-tone hand dyed vintage rayon in gray and creamy yellow as bridges from the vintage Indian silver chain, aurora borealis crystals and costume chain with the clasp.

This piece, MINT CHIP, uses an old grungy chain with an Art Deco inspired vintage pin....wonderful green velvet and one secret component.  Can you guess?  First one who can correctly identify the sparkly 'thing' woven among the chain and ribbon wins a piece of bling!   Spread the word.  This ends April 30th!
and then there was the singularly ridiculous "CLOWN AID"

Thanks, Jo Ann and Annie!


  1. I love your jewelry creations -- and your new blog, too! I think the bling must be a shoe clip. Yes?

  2. Hi Lulu, It looks like Christmas tinsel???
    I love Annie and her mom...she has THE best ribbon!

  3. How about a metalic pipe cleaner? Fun things!

  4. Oops -- I should read more carefully! If it isn't silver garland or a pipe cleaner, I haven't a clue, unless it's an eye glasses chain sort of thingy to hang around your neck. Hmmm - interesting!

  5. My guess is a "pine needle" off the branch of a fake Christmas tree???

  6. Recycled mascara brushes? Just kidding!!! Whatever it is, it's gorgeous. Love the first piece as well.

  7. ahh, how cute are you?! excellent work, my friend!