Friday, December 31, 2010

Wet Felted Beads-Sparkly Fun!

Fibery jewelry with lots of texture and shine, nothing wrong with that!

I've created these tubular beads ranging in size from around .5" to 1.5" using the wet felting technique of layering many feather thin wisps of fiber with lots of metallic threads, Angelina fiber, sari silk and other goodies nestled in between. The non felting fibers are trapped between the layers of feltable fiber creating beautiful pops of color and shine. I've made them with a generous 4mm hole for stringing them on hand spun for a funky, artsy flair. They would also be wonderful strung on a short length of fiber/yarn and used as a spin-in, and of course they already have a jewelry like quality and would be perfect for adding some fibery goodness to any jewelry design. These bead sets have already been listed in my Etsy shop, but I know I will making some for myself very soon!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Happy New Year, Blessings Friends!


  1. Those are gorgeous! You are so creative. I would love to see those on a completed project because they would make a beautiful accent.

    Happy New Year!
    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I may have to try my hand at making a few of those.

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Wow! These are so cool looking! Love the color.

  4. Those are so very cute. Love the colors too. They can dress up any garment. Good job.

  5. Very pretty! I love the color and how they have the little bit of shimmer to them :) So neat. Happy new year!

  6. Oh, I love these, what an awesome project!


  7. Great colors Melissa. I can't wait to show you that fiber I got with my wheel.

  8. Wow! These are realy cool! I have never seen this done before. You're so creative.


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