Saturday, March 29, 2008
I had been thinking about making felted jewerly for a long time. The ideas were in my head, but I wasn't sure where to start. Of course, I made a few dozen lopsided uneven bracelets, each one a bit better than the last. I finally came up with a pattern in which they could be formed perfectly and is sized just right for a medium size wrist.
The first ones that came out perfectly are simple, soft in texture and in color. Although they are rather bland, they would be complimentary to a bright flowery outfit for spring.
Once those were perfected, I wanted to add a bit of bling, without going overboard. I tried knitting the bangle with a strand of metalic thread, which although adds sparkle, still remains a bit blah. I also tried adding some beads while knitting the bangle.
I think I am going to knit and felt the bracelets first and then sew on some small beads with my next attempt. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks to see what I come up with ♥