Monday, August 10, 2009

Felt ball glass holder


Over the weekend, I made this nifty holder for my glasses. I am always misplacing them and I now need them a lot of the time. I wanted a glass holder to wear around my neck. But I wanted something lightweight and fun, not something that would make me look like a matronly librarian.

These handmade wool felt balls from Nepal fit the ticket. (You can get some of your very own online through Handbehg Felts or ArtGirlz.) I did a little embroidery on the big balls with some varigated perle cotton, then strung them and some charms on some hand-dyed cording. My reading glasses slip through the little silver circle (which is actually part of a toggle clasp purchased at a craft store). I used crimp beads to attach the ends of the cording to jump rings, and then to the circle.

I like it so much that I might make a necklace next!

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and creative necklace. It looks great on you!

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  2. Oh, I LOVE this, what a great idea!! And it looks so adorable on you; what fun. :D

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