I am always looking for new materials to use in my jewelry. Maybe I shouldn't say new because one hard and fast rule I have is that all the beads and chain in my jewelry must actually be vintage. I'm a stickler for recycling, reusing, upcycling and repurposing. I take discarded, unwanted or broken things and turn them into fun, wearable pieces. The first "new" material I discovered was t shirt yarn and I have created many necklaces with it. It is easy to use, has a raw, unfinished look which I love to combine with vintage pearls and fancy glass beads and it is very soft around the neck. But I am not just a seller on etsy, I am a shopper too. And recently, I have been looking at things, mostly scarves, made from recycled saris. I found a shop, Designtalentedone, that sells lovely silk ribbon made from recycled saris and I ordered some. The ribbon is the right heft and thickness for my purposes, comes in exquisite colors and is very soft.