Friday, October 14, 2011

The Sari Ribbon Blog Hop Party!

My friend Brenda Sue from B’sue Boutiques had the great idea to create this event that I’m part of with other great artists featuring our creations with “Sari Silk Ribbon” and to host it in our blogs. I love to work with different textures, colors and techniques, the challenge to incorporate a new element in my designs is always so amazing and it gives me the opportunity to reinvent myself and opens many possibilities.  When I meet “ the Sari” I knew it was here to stay, we had our differences, but Sari gave up and adapted to my crazy Ideas, anyway, now we are good friends.

My affairs with Sari…

Pillpintu – Quechua for Butterfly

PILLPINTUCHA (folkloric quechua rhyme)

Kulur kulur pillpintucha,
dibuhasqa lapracha,
        mana llamina,
        mana k'irina,
huq llamiyllapi dibuhuchayki burrakun.

Ay kulur kulur pillpintucha,
chay laprachaykita llamirusqaymantan
        mana libruchayuq kapuni
        mana liyiyta atirapunichu.

Colorful Butterfly with traced wings.
I barely touched you and I erased you,
Now how will I ever read you?
My book is now blank.

This cuff is as Folkloric as the rhyme, the colors remind me to the “cholitas” dresses (Andean women), and when they dance the colorful “polleras” Skirts  twirl so much that it seems like they are flying, just like butterflies.
I used Brass elements that I hand painted, Sari ribbon that added that special touch to my design and a Real “Anteos Menippe”  Butterfly. This little lady came from Rio Tambo, Satipo, Peru, so is as Peruvian as I am. This was definitive an adventure, for the butterfly and for me, but I finally found a way to preserve her without damaging the texture and the vibrant yellow color. Adorning the butterfly I added a bezel where I added a with a little flower to remind my little yellow friend that nature is where she belongs…

A Book is a Hope

I was told by my sweet grandfather that a free minute should be well spend by reading a book, because every time we open a book we learn, and by learning there is a hope that we will become something bigger. I miss you papi.
So I decided to grab my needle and cover two metal blanks (that I cut myself ) with Sari Ribbon, I twisted it , expanded it, made decorative stitches and add some seed beads with the word “Hope” on it. For the pages I used Vintage papers coated with resin. The neck treatment has lots of beads and more Sari ribbon.

 Libelula’s grace

To me, the Dragonfly possesses the grace of a ballet dancer, almost touching, always proper, always solemn.

This necklace represents that for me, a little dragonfly barely touching the flower in the middle.  I designed the center with cold tones and the neck has a beautiful blue – green Sari ribbon and on the other side beads that coordinate .

 I hope you enjoyed my designs, Thank you all for visiting!

Here is the list of the other artists that are also participating in this challenge:

Vickie Wills

Susan Kennedy

Michelle Mach

Michelle Lee Hardy

Ruth Crawford

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

Diana P.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Connie Rios-Relyea

Jennifer Justman   

Deb Davis

Cathie Carroll

Rosemary Cowit

Georgene Lockwood

Cathy Buckley

Harry Wood

Sonya Stille

Mary Deis

Heather Goldsmith

Susan Rouleau

Terry Matusyk

Pam Chesbro

Mary Shannon Hicks

Janice Everett


Kristina Johansson, Maneki

Kris Binsfeld



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott

Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp

Alice Craddick

B'sue Boutiques Creative Group


  1. Hey Cynthia, WOW!!!! These pieces are so beautiful! I love how you used the sari and the colors are amazing. Love them all!

  2. Cynthia, what gorgeous pieces, and each one is different fromt he other. I love how you represented your Peruvian culture in each piece. My favorite is the book.

  3. These are FABULOUS! Absolutely FABULOUS!

  4. Cynthia, mija....que bonitos son todos tus disenos...gracias por compartir con nosotros, me encanta tu blog. Tienes mucho a decirnos acerca de Peru, la cultura, la manera de pensar de la gente, el arte. XOXOX con muchos abrazos.....THANKS YOU CYNTHIA....please post all your photos at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
    Gracias tambien por compartir el poema; we loved your poem Tu amiga siempre, B'sue

  5. The cuff is so pretty. And I love the Qechua word for butterfly and the poem. I spent a couple of weeks in Peru and met some Qechua people. It was great.

  6. Lovely jewellery! I really like the different ways you incorporated the ribbon in the pieces and the mix of materials in each of them. I enjoyed reading the thoughts and inspiration behind the designs. Lovely!

  7. Oh Cynthia! These are just so beautiful! And I loved reading the thought behind each piece. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing :)

  8. WOW! They are absolutely beautiful!!!!

  9. Exquisite!!! Absolutely love your combination of colors, your very creative use of the variety of Sari ribbon and your beautiful attention to detail...the Exotic Peru necklace truly spoke to me - truly love these, the butterflies and reading about your thoughts :) ~JLynn

  10. I am completely in love with what you made! Your style is fun and unique! Fantastic work!!

  11. Everything you have created is just super special. I love all of your designs!
    Best wishes! jean

  12. Cynthia! I am truly amazed by your designs and talent! You never cease to make me smile! these are just exquisite! -beanz

  13. I knew that you would create something that would astound me and you did it 3 times over! Beautiful!!!

  14. All I can say it WOW, simply beautiful! I love them all, amazing!

  15. I love them all, but the book necklace is one I would wear every day. Your work is terrific!

  16. A mi tambien me han encantado tus disenos. obviamente vives desde muy adentro la cultura Peurana y se vea en tu joyeria que es pura alegria.
    Great stuff and so very wearable.

  17. Cynthia, your designs are stunning, as always. I love looking at everything you create, and could look at them over and over. The yellow butterfly is just beautiful on that cuff. Thank you for sharing your stories behind the pieces, too!

  18. Your pieces are over the top as always! ;o) Thanks for sharing the story about the butterfly...was my favorite! ;o)

  19. Absolutely gorgeous pieces. You are so talented in your writing, design and execution. Everything looks so "right".

  20. Your work is gorgeous!
    I love the little details, and was drawn to the 'Fly' on the butterfly...
    Great job!

    If you have passed through my website to leave me a comment then I want to apologies, as leaving comments was impossible.
    I have sorted things out now, and I really would appreciate it, if you stopped by to leave me your comment in this splendid Blog-Hop!

  21. Enchanting! The little touches of Sari ribbon fit perfectly with the other materials in your jewelry. I love how all your jewelry has a story behind it.

  22. wow! your creations are marvellous!!! I love them. I wanted to follow your blog but didn't see how to do that.

  23. hey...i just had to scroll farther down! I found it.

  24. Oh wow, but those look like they took ages to make! So much work and so well done. Beautiful!

  25. Wow--you have been busy ;O) Wonderful textural designs with a unique handmade charm. Truly beautiful!

  26. Great job Cynthia. You never disappoint. I'm in awe of your creations!

  27. These are so cool - lovely designs, just lovely!!

  28. Hi Cynthia!
    Believe it or not I am still "catching Up' on my Sari Hop visiting! My father's passing has me pulled in more than a few directions. I do apologize.
    But, now let me just say I think what you did with the Sari Is abolutely FAB!!! I love the way you turned the sari into components for your necklace. I especially love the HOPE pendant-it is so organic. Really well done!! ;-D I love visiting other artists and being treated to their awesome creativity-
    thank you for sharing!!