Friday, July 24, 2009

The finished beads - and linky love

I did manage to make a lovely pair of earrings, and a not so lovely heart pendant with my felted beads. The heart has potential with the right embellishments. I really need to stop attempting to work on things at 2 am ;-) I have a bracelet started as well, but that will have to be for another day.

Stacy made a comment this morning on yesterday's post regarding wetting them. That's actually what I did last night. They felt a little too squishy, so I finished the process with wet felting. More on wet felting below.





I found a great tutorial on knitty for wet felting : http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/FEATfeltedbeads.html

Youtube of course is also an excellent resource for all sorts of demos and tutorials - search for felting tutorials

I've also found a lovely selection of really nice felted jewelry by artists - check em out!

http://hautenature.blogspot.com/2008/03/karin-wagner-hand-felted-jewelry.html

http://feltworks.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/sarah-foxs-felted-jewelry-jubilee/

http://www.lisamittler.com/gallery/11286/Felted%20Jewelry/


http://felting.craftgossip.com/2007/12/30/felted-jewelry-obo/


Then of course check out the rest of the stuff on felting.craftgossip.com


That should keep you occupied for a while ;-)

2 comments:

Mixing-Katie said...

Thanks for posting all the links!! I've got some wool and now I know what I'm gonna do with it! :-)

stacy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed wet felting!
I need to find my felting supplies and get back at it!