Monday, November 19, 2012

Bow Boy!

"Make a loop, twist. Make another loop and twist again."

Seemed simple enough so I gave it a go!

Over the weekend, our store manager at the crafts store I work at wanted a whole bunch of custom bows made for customers to purchase during the coming holiday rush.

Now I've never made a bow in my life but one of the part-time managers has (she's quite crafty!) and she showed me step-by-step how to do it.

Yep, I made all these...

Over the next three hours, a few large bows turned into well over a dozen. Colorful ribbon was everywhere and I was a bow-making machine!

What fun!

At one point I told my coworkers that Dean had left for the day and would only respond to the name "Bow Boy". LOL

The mighty glitter bow!

In the two years I've worked for this company, this was the first time I've gotten to do something creative and get paid for it. A nice change from my mundane work tasks performed every day.

And it was very interesting creating something 3-dimensional. Perhaps this will carry over into my art in some way. We shall see.

Now these bows just need to sell!


JuJu said...

I think they're gorgeous. I especially like the glitter bow. Boy.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful color combinations! I've worked for the world's largest manufacturer and importer of ribbons and bows for over 25 years and have never tied a bow. That's because I can sashay over to the showroom or samples or the junk pile and pick up all I want. Or I can call folks who actually know how to tie things like this by hand. We have clickity clackity machines that make the bows you see in the plastic bags or on hangtabs. But what you tied can only be done by hand.
Great job!!

Unknown said...

Yay! I love happy bows :) They are all awesome, but I think I love the glittery one the mostest.

Marty said...

Those are just awesome! And super yay for getting to do something CREATIVE at the craft store!! I totally get into wrapping presents, making the stupid curling ribbon as elaborately done as I can make it. Perhaps this year I should get some real ribbon and really have at it...

Mind Of Mine said...

I look forward to seeing some of your 3D work, I really encourage you to do this.

Johanna said...

Those look awesome, Dean! You're a natural! What fun.

Dean Grey said...





Why thank you!






Give real ribbon a try for your bows. It makes gifts look that much more special!


Mind Of Mine!

Ian, I think you can start to see some of my work take on a 3D quality through my more recent gifts to others (Glitter Cross).

Who knows. Maybe one day I'll try sculpting!



Naw, Tina was just a really good teacher.


All of your enthusiastic comments are greatly appreciated!


Jules said...

They're so cheery and colorful!

stanw said...

You are a natural, they are beautiful, Dean. Or should I address you as, BOW BOY :)

Dean Grey said...


I'm glad you think so!





Thanks to the pair of you for stopping by!