May Arts Ribbon Blog

Gini Williams Cagle – Prima Ribbonista


I have always loved everything vintage – and that has really influenced my work. Even as a little girl, I collected beaded purses and antique clothes, and had boxes of old photos and ephemera. And yeah, this was all by the time I was 9 years old. So I guess I was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drum. That early sense of style lead to someone who has a passion to create, who is confident in her own designs, but who also appreciates the historic influences of the past. I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful bead artist. I had my work published in over a dozen books and magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country, but…my beaded pieces took 500-1000 hours to complete. About 11 years ago, I started scrapbooking, when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading!) In the past several years, I have really gotten serious with the craft and love finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level. It's really funny to look at any of my work, from bead work to paper and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium. I have always loved dimension, and color and layers. I am totally addicted to May Arts Ribbon and am really thrilled to be back on the desingn team for another year!

Visit Gini on her blog!


Some of Gini's favorite projects are shown below:

Altered Cabinet

chalkboard tag

straw bag

ribbon and paper basket


  1. Lucy E.

    Wow-some gorgeous projects! I especially love that cabinet and your basket!

  2. Carol B.

    Congratulations on your selection to the design team, Gini.  I look forward to seeing your designs.

  3. marylouh

    All of the projects are great.    they made good use of the ribbon.

  4. Janis in ID

    Such lovely projects!!  Looking fwd to seeing even more!

    <3 J

  5. Rhea

    Such beautiful designs!  Absolutly beautiful!!!

  6. Brenda B.

    Love these projects! So glad you are back on the team!

  7. Iris Soscia

    Welcome. Your projects are wonderful. I especially like the little cabinet and the black and white tag.

  8. Toni Storie

    Lovely work Gini!  You do vintage in a most amazing way!

  9. Sharon Gullikson

    The chalkboard look is so wonderful. Welcome.

  10. Natasha Poteraj

    WELCOME! I love the cabinet…

  11. Emily H

    ooh! Love your style!  Welcome back.  🙂

  12. Beverly Jordan

    Welcome back, Gini!!! Am a follower of yours on your blog, too!

  13. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    Beautiful projects.  Welcome to the team.  Cant wait to see what other projects you make and inspire us with.


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