Friday, October 14, 2011


I was so excited the day B'Sue accepted me to join this swap although my blog was just an intention in my mind at the time. Her generous and welcoming spirit gave me the push and the moral support I needed to birth my first blog and my brand -new Etsy shop- Gemrose.
Since them I have participated in my first earring swap as well and I am having the time of my life!

Unfortunately, I fell behind timewise in creating my piece for this blog hop (damnn that day job!) but I am 90% complete in my Sari Ribbon design- so  here it is with some creative picture-taking- (please allow for the learning curve associated with digital macro photography!)
I designed a bracelet with 2 pieces of beautiful sari ribbon courtesy of B'Sue, of course. I added some deeply colored round beads I obtained at a Beadfest probably 2 years ago, 18 gauge copper wire, copper chain from Michaels and an awesome handmade copper ring from Barbara Lewis' Painting with Fire. I wire-wrapped the 2 pieces of ribbon together and hung a larger bead from the center of that strand of the bracelet. Everything is done except the actual joining of the three "strands", but I think you can get the idea of where I am going with this. I intend to use the ring as a toggle closure- just searching through my stash for the second linear part of the toggle or I may fire-torch enamel some copper wire this weekend to use as the second component of the toggle. Love Barbara Lewis's new book!
Enjoy your blog-hopping- I am off to hop along myself now!!
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

Rosemarie Cowit  YOU ARE HERE!!

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. Such a beautiful blending of colors - love the beads and links with the mix of Sari Ribbon - such a fun and happy design with lots of details - super job! ~J-Lynn

  2. Very pretty, Rosemarie! I love the colors you chose!

  3. What a gorgeous set of colors! And the textures are amazing, well done! Such a fun piece!

  4. I love the color and texture you've given it - it looks great, and will be fun to wear!

  5. It's just lovely and you really can't tell that it's not complete. Enjoy it once it's done!

  6. Love your color, fun! ;o)

  7. I too just started blogging...what a fun new world. Your "unfinished" design is great. Beautiful colors!

  8. What wonderful colors and all that texture.. This is beautiful!

  9. Very cute! great combination of colors!

  10. I feel like gypsy just looking at it! <3

  11. So pretty! Love the colors!

  12. Looks great so far! I am so glad you participated! Pls. feel free to come to B'sue Boutiques Creative Group and join, if you haven't already. We'd love for as many as possible to post photos of their sari creations...this is your personal invite!

  13. This is so pretty and I love it!

  14. I love it and can "see it" clearly--it is glorious!

  15. I love the concept and the colors! This is just a great design!

  16. Great color choices -so happy! I love the freeform way the big bead is wire wrapped. Welcome to blogging!!!!

  17. I think your sari design is awesome! I've tried blogging for a few years and find it difficult because the DAY JOB always gets in the way....DRAT! This is my very first blog hop and I am having fun...stop by my blog and say hello if you haven't already. Today I came home and had 15 posts...first time ever! It was a great feeling.

  18. Wonderfully rich textural and colorful design!

  19. Fabulous bracelet I love it. So colorful and wearable. It makes me smile.

  20. Love the colors!
    They rock...

    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. A beautiful and colourful design. I like the mix of colour coordinated beads, chain and ribbon.

  22. Great idea to mix wire with the ribbon!

  23. You may only be 90% done, but what you've shown looks amazing!

  24. Looks great @ 90%!! colors are all popping in the wrapped links! love the brass focal-hope you post the finished piece over in the flickr group :)

  25. Rosemary,

    Congratulations on your new blog! It looks great so far! I love your work and love the combination of chain, wire and colorful beads! Fun! :-) Kris