Friday, November 5, 2010

Felted ball bracelet

I just finished making this cute bracelet, using a kit by Handbehg Felts I purchased at International Quilt Market last week. You can buy a kit just like it on their Etsy shop here. It retails for $39. Kinda pricey, but it includes all the beads, findings and the 50 wool felted balls, which are pretty expensive on their own.

The kits come in four finishes (silver, gold, antique copper, or gun metal). If you want a bracelet with a specific color of felt balls, you can buy the findings separately from the felt balls. 

It was pretty easy to put together, but you do need to know some basic jewelry skills, such as how to open and close a jump ring, and how to roll the wire at the ends of the beads. And you need small jewelry pliers. The bracelet is surprisingly light to wear, but makes a big fashion statement!

6 comments:

  1. Love it! Makes me wish I could wear wool!

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  2. That's so cute! I love how you finished all the ends of the wires with little curliques.

    I must admit Susan - I'm green with envy over market! I've decided I'm DEFINITELY going in the spring. It just looks like so much fun.

    Thanks a bunch for posting so many photos. It's almost felt like being there myself!

    Cheers,

    Leah

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