Monday, February 24, 2014

Making Ribbon Leis

What? Another new hobby and project?  Yup, I started to make these wonderful creations because they have such the "wow" factor..............not only was I amazed I actually completed this ribbon lei - yup - a lei made completely of ribbon. This lei finishes about 42" in length, measuring all the way around.  I met Chris Tanizawa at a San Leandro Craft show last year and she was selling this, and many other kits.  Think of it - each lei can be made in any color of your needs...................love that!  Chris offers FREE lei -making classes in Union City, California if you are in the neighborhood.   You can contact her for the various lei kits she has along with a schedule of her FREE classes at ctanizawa@gmail.com
There are 5 different ribbon used for this lei.  I thought I was a bit out of my mind to tackle this project after thinking and becoming overwhelmed by all the ribbon pieces that needed to be cut (over 700 separate pieces)...................then folding (like origami) and threading them to make the shapes.............boy..............what a great result. I definitely will be making more of these.
This is a "guy" lei ..............love the nuts and sea shells............
 And, a closer look:
 Here's another lei using pink and Burgundy red ribbons along with dark green................
Here's close-up:
Hope this inspires you to try something new...............................thank you for coming by to see what's up.

13 comments:

Leanne said...

Patti these are all gorgeous!! I wish I had some time to pick up something new because these are beautiful. The end result is stunning. Thanks for sharing!
^.^

Debbie Pamment said...

OH WOW Patti - this are truly AMAZING!!! You really are one clever lady ...
xXx

Karen L said...

Wow, these are beautiful! Frances sent me a pic of hers, and they are all different and amazing and unique. I wish I needed leis for some reason, so I could have a reason to learn them.

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful!

StampinwithAloha said...

Holy cow - these are gorgeous! I wish I had the patience and nimble fingers to make one!!!! You did an awesome job!

Jan Castle said...

Not fair!!!!!! She lives too far away for me to take a class.....for that matter, so do you! Patti, these are STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! How long does it take to make one?
aloha,
Jan

Gramma V said...

I wonder if I could replace my winter knit "skinny scarves" with these stunning leis in the summer...

Debi Calandrelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

sandi said...

I would love to take a class but live to far away. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

missstamper said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!

eunice said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I am impressed beyond words with these fabulous ribbon leis you made. LOL...I took a class couple years ago and became so overwhelmed by all the pieces of ribbon to be cut and folded and strung that I gave up! These are a LOT OF WORK to do, and you are AMAZING!!!!

Kimmie Kim said...

Are there any instructions for the HOW TO make this lei? I have a niece graduating next month and I would love to learn how to make this, please let me know, I would love to learn how to make and then provide result photos for the inspiration.]
Thank you!

Mary said...

These are beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing