Kind of different right?
I actually started out making this with the idea of making a normal ribbon chandelier. I was going to put lengths of ribbon around an embroidery hoop and aim for a kind of beachy, grown up feel instead of the usual bright and pretty ones I have seen. I wanted it more subdued and peaceful. So I started researching these trying to figure out if I should sew on the ribbon, glue it, or tie it onto the hoop.
Add I found this REAL glass ribbon chandelier and got inspired.
I am actually not a mod girl. I am a cottage style girl all the way. But there is something about the clean lines of modern design that gives me a sense of peace. I am drawn to that from an inspirational point of view.
I figured...I could SO do that with looped ribbon! And so I did. I literally just glued loops together and then sewed fishing line through each loop and tied it to an embroidery hoop I painted to match.
The ivory, white, and pale blue satin ribbon make it so delicate and pretty.
It actually matches my master bedroom perfectly!
I actually tried looping ribbon around the hoop but it started looking like a really bad wedding decoration.
Like an 80's throwback. Shudder.
So I ripped it off and repainted the damage I did.
I was actually trying to hide all the tied off fishing line but it's growing on me.
And I like the simple look of the painted hoop.
Classy ribbon chandy?
Pretty baby mobile?
Rear view mirror decor?
Or 80's tacky with a wanna be modern flair?
I still like it though. :)