Thursday, 13 November 2008

Handmade Felted Wool Beads

Linda Vincent made a beautiful wool bead bracelet several months ago and I have been wanting to try a go at felting my own wool beads ever since. I bought two colours of Merino wool roving and gave it a go (just looked back on Linda's blog to discover I have made mine in very similar colours - ooops sorry Linda - didn't mean to copy - but as they say 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery').

Merino Wool Roving


Linda said...

I'm very honoured Karen! Anyway yours is much more elegant..I love the silver with the beads. Did you really felt them yourself? Just brilliant!
Love Linda x
PS I used permanent markers to draw the face and painted parts of it with Stewart Gill fabric paints.
The Galactica range is amazing!

sharon said...

OMG made this? sooooo beautiful, love the colours and the textures on fact

Chriss Rollins said...

Fabulous, gorgeous oh would love one in autumn colours too.
Is it a christmas pressy for someone ..if sooo she is sooo lucky.

so talented you are!!

chriss x
chris on her way over for craft and chocolate, wish you lived nearer. xx

Chris said...

Oh Karen it's stunning and you clever girl you making your own felt beads too.
Love all the silver pieces and the tiny must have taken you an age to make.
Thanks for sharing :D
Chris xx

Jaqi said...

Wow, really beautiful, you make such fantastic things. Wish I lived nearer and I would pay you for lessons ! hehehe, it looks great Jaqi x

Jennie said...

ooh love the beads, might have a go myself...

Anneke said...

how wonderful this is

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your felted beads are gorgeous, the colors, and beads = all fantastic! I enjoyed reading your intro and how you spoke about paper....*ggg* a gal after my own heart! Thank you for your very nice comments on my Magpie's Nest blog oxo