I've been wanting to try my hand at felting for some time so when Lisa at Lil Fish Studios posted a tutorial on how to wet felt rocks, it was just the nudge I needed. Thanks again Lisa!
Not related to felting: You need to look at these adorable little dolls Lisa made too.
Here is the beginning of my felting projects. There are rocks that I wet felted according to Lisa's directions. It worked really well, but I think I'll look for smaller stones. Then I needle felted an egg and a bead. I found various tutorials and videos on the interweb to lead me in the needle felting. I'm sorry I'm not referencing any of them because I read a little here, watched a little there.
Well, after I made the bead, my son challenged me to make a square bead, a cube, if you will. Actually, I believe he was mocking me in my excitement about my new felting "skills".
So, I googled and yes there were a couple of square felted beads out there.
I gave it a shot, and it led to this necklace.
I actually made the cube by needle felting polyfil into the cube shape and then covering it with my wool roving. I first covered it with green and then little pieces of gray roving. I didn't know you could needle felt polyester, but that was another tidbit I learned online. I did it to save on my roving, but for such a small bead I probably won't do it again that way. The bottom bead is a round one made from the gray roving.
I have some jewelry making supplies on hand as I've been dabbling a bit in it. Now, I think I may have a direction of where I can go with it. Since I took these pictures yesterday, I felted a brooch, a bracelet, and a pendant. I'll show pictures next week.
I'll be ordering more roving and supplies! I'm just really enjoying this new venture.
I bought my roving from this Etsy shop, Wistyria.
This weekend is a baby shower for my daughter. The baby girl is due at the end of April!