Saturday, January 7, 2012

Felted pebble necklace


Ever since I saw Jane LaFazio wearing a fabulous felted pebble necklace at International Quilt Festival this fall, I’ve had a yen for one. I kind of have a thing for rocks. I have some that I collected in my childhood, and I always pick them up on my travels, and bring them home to display in glass jars. The smooth river rocks with bands of white – like the ones in Jane’s necklace – are favorites.

I found the Etsy artist (Delica) whom Jane bought hers from, and have drooled over her lovely things. She has beautiful felted pebbles, chocolate truffles, hearts, acorns, soaps, garlands, brooches, bowls, necklaces… and they are all very simple and elegant. I think her prices are very reasonable for these items, which are pretty time-intensive to create. 

Last night I decided to try my hand at making my own. I love how it turned out! And it is so lightweight, you barely know you have it around your neck.


6 comments:

  1. Instructions? Hints? Would love to have some felted projects to do with my now huge sweaters ...

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  2. That's super!I love the look! I know how to make a felted ball but a sort of flat oval...? How did you do it?

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  3. Pam and Bette: I basically followed instructions I found here: http://www.ehow.com/how_12063176_make-felt-pebbles.html

    I think you could wrap the wool roving around a piece of felted sweater to make the pebbles a bit firmer.

    Have fun!

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  4. Oooooh...so pretty! You did a lovely job...

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