Thursday, March 1, 2012

I May Be Hooked


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.

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This weekend is a baby shower for my daughter.  The baby girl is due at the end of April! 
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7 comments:

  1. That is just gorgeous, seriously gorgeous! I've been toying with the idea of felting for some time so I may be giving this a go soon. But I must finish off some projects first because I've a feeling i may well get hooked too! Suzy x

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  2. The stones look great! And I am loving that necklace. Well done!

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  3. These are truly creative and beautiful!

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  4. Really, I am surprised you haven't done felting sooner! Seems a natural fit for you- Duh! Awesome rocks and pendant!
    (speaking as someone who hasn't tried it because GEEZ! I don't NEED another obsession!)

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  5. Gorgeous work, I love the colours! superb! Mx

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  6. I haven't tried needle felting at all! and your stones look fantastic! I love the colors especially!

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