Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Felt Beads

Hey there, I had some fun making felt beads this weekend. I have a stash of wool and the supplies for needle felting and I seem to get it out every few months and make a thing or two. This time I decide to make some beads. I wanted to do the technique where you make a big cane and then slice the felt with a knife when it's finished. I also wanted to make a lariat that I could embellish. I was happy with the way the cane beads came out. It was a lot of fun and I set up a little TV tray work station so I could watch some Olympics while I was felting. The lariat didn't turn out so well, but I have seen dogs toys made out of felt so I tied it up in a knot and let Otis have at it. It was hours of enjoyment, as you can see. I think next time I will make more dog toys.

6 comments:

  1. Snaps on those felt beads, Girl! And that is the cutest dog picture...Sigh, I love it! Rocker plays with scraps of felt he finds on the floor for hours too! Cute.

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  2. That is so cool! I have been making polymer clay canes for quite awhile now but had no idea you could make a cane in felt... really neat!

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  3. Cindy,
    Glad I could give you a new project! My arms are still hurting from all of the rolling, I bet you would be in better shape with all of your previous cane making.
    Jennifer

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  4. Thanks Candie,
    That's nice to hear coming from an authority on felt beads.

    Talk to you soon,
    Jennifer

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  5. Those beads are yummy! And your dog is so cute playing with the felt. At least if you were frustrated with the finished product, he was having a good time!
    Have a good weekend-
    Carter

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  6. Carter, yes Otis had a ball with the ugly lariat. He now gets excited when he finds my box of felting supplies.
    Have a good weekend,
    Jennifer

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