‘Sushi’ Bead Necklaces

A while ago made several colours of ‘sushi roll type beads ( layers of different coloured felt, tightly rolled, dipped in a 50% solution of water / P VA then cut when dry.)

Coloured sushi roll felt beads

Sushi Roll beads

They have been sitting in my studio waiting for me to do something with them since then.  Today I decided to make some pendants so I can string the beads into necklaces with an interesting central piece.

It took me a while to work out the correct size and thickness of felt to use and I’n still not sure I have cracked it – watch this space….

Various colours of felt centrepieces for necklaces

Felt pendants

So now I’m off to soak them in PVA and set then to dry.  Then maybe I will finally stop putting off the necklace making process and get my needle out!!

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My first felting post!

Purple Hat

This is the first hat that I ever made

This is the first post on my new blog site… in fact it’s my first post on any blog site.

So as my site is about my creative life particularly my life as a felter I thought I’d start with a picture of the first hat I ever made,  It’s a hat I love and I wear it most days….