Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wool Felt and Polymer

The weather is getting a little cooler here... still in the low 80's upper 70's but it is a break from the hot and dry summer that we had this year.  I am originally from a cooler climate and fall is my favorite time of the year.  I started working with some needle felting with wool but when the weather got warm I put it away.  I got it out again and had some fun with it!

I made this flower...

and decided to make some polymer beads to match!

Fun!  I made a mold with some carving tools and had some fun with it.

I also had some polymer beads in my stash that were big and chunky so I made a felt piece to use with them.

This is kind of contemproary for me but I like it.

I just ordered some more wool and felting foam from Living Felt!  Needle felting with wool is like painting with fiber.  It is easy to do and something I can do while watching TV in the evenings.  I have some other pieces under construction that I will share soon.

Hope you are enjoying the changes of the seasons!  Happy Autumn


  1. Love the combination of the chunky beads and the soft felt piece! Screams for cool weather.

  2. Marian, I think this is a great combo, the smoothness of PC with the chunky feel of the wool. Love both pieces! Especially neat how you "copied" the beads with the PC in necklace #1.

  3. Marian, what a beautiful, artsy necklace! I love the colors you chose and the addition of the felted wool. I took my first polymer class on Sunday at artBLISS and made my first mold! I used an vintage rose button - it was so cool!

  4. Girl, you are so clever and inventive! Love these pieces!

  5. Gorgeous colors! I've always wanted to try needle felting, maybe this winter ... you've inspired me.


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