Saturday, February 28, 2009

Felt Beads Necklaces

Hey there! People, or at least person, requested a follow up on my big necklace order so along with my last post showing the needle felting process, here is the final installment of this particular storyline.

A bowl of beads, how many? Try to guess! Hint: it's not the actual final number, I took these pics before I was completely done felting:




Here is a necklace in mid-string:


And the finished items:


Very satisfying to complete this challenge! Also, now I know how much wool it takes to make 5 of my necklaces, (more than I had in stock it turns out, doh!) and how much patience it takes to make the same color bead over and over, all day, many days in a row, heh.

Fresh off this project I launched straight into the exciting world of consignment! (To be detailed in my next post, stay tuned :)

10 comments:

  1. How lovely, how delightful !

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  2. Those are so beautiful all together! Beautiful any way you look at them really. I want one!!!

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  3. Thanks mom, Dell and Lauren! You all warm my heart, thanks so much for the kind comments ♥

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  4. mmmmm yummy minty beads :D:D

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  5. great photos, and i love those necklaces. beautiful colours.

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  6. Hi there, your video is great thanks. ...But could you tell me please what thread is best to string my beads or maybe fishing line? and I am guessing you don't make a hole in the beads as you make them but wait and just make a hole with a sewing needle as you string them? is that right? ta for this. I suppose also beads could be dyed after making them? ta for the helpful info. cheers Cherry Collins cherryacollins@gmail.com

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  7. Hi Cherry,

    That's right, there's no need to make a hole. I use a strong needle with bead stringing wire made by Accuflex or Softwire, it's more sturdy than filament.

    I've never dyed so I don't know anything about that part of your question, but good luck and I hope you have fun!

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