Friday, December 21, 2007

Felting and Art Beads

Art beads and felt? They go together like hot cocoa and a cozy sweater on a cold winter day! Perfect for our monthly challenge theme for December, All Wrapped Up.

I'm sure there are tons of ways to combine the two, but today I have 3 to share with you.

Carol Cypher's book, Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads has a clever project of mimicking your art beads with an easy needle felting technique. The book gallery is filled with inspiration from her students that have cleverly combined art beads with their felted creations. 12 of the projects and variations in this book feature art beads, it gets 2 thumbs up from the ABS!

Combine a felted lariat with an art bead pendant. Necklace and bead by Cindy Gimbrone.

Use art beads/buttons as closures on your felted bags.

Need more felt inspiration?

An interview with bead & felt mistress Gail Crosman Moore from

Felted flowers by Carol Cypher from Beads, Baubles & Jewels.

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