Wednesday, September 28, 2011
OH - EM - GEE! This may be the cutest spiral rope of all time. I mean, is this cute or WHAT? LOL. The Garland Rope designed by Stacey Gibson of Unbridled Design is a modified spiral combining the best of the spiral and daisy chain worlds.
I think this design is soooo clever! I have always liked the daisy chain stitch, but the ropes it produces are just to thin and lightweight for me. This design lets you have the daisy look in a more sophisticated way, including a slightly heftier weight. Even with my very limited knowledge of color, I know for this piece, color is key to the image you want to project. Daisies in primary or pastel colors would be ideal for a little girl or if you are going for a more playful look. More muted monochrome colors will give you a more grown-up version (see, very limited, lol). And what if you threw in some metallics and tiny crystals??? I think experimenting with this one would be great fun!
Don't let all those little daisies fool you, once you get the hang of it this garland rope goes really fast! I will definitely be making this rope in the future. You can find the tutorial for the rope at Stacey's ETSY store, Unbridled Design. While you are there, check out Stacey's beaded Black Widow Spider! I really thought it was the real thing!!!
Garland Rope, conquered!