The crafty adventures of a mom, toydesigner, illustrator, jewelry lover, knitter & now crocheter, who needs music like others need air, & makes a wicked decent apple pie!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Felted Bead Charm Bracelet for Craftster Swap
Hello crafty peeps!
Been awhile since I shared a craftster swap project. This is a bracelet I made based on an item from my swap partner's wist. I'd never worked with felted beads before, and it was a fun challenge for me to use such a soft, squishy medium after being used to working with resin in my jewelry crafting.
Luckily I found a fantastic supplier on etsy "Macieslacies" for the felted balls...so I didn't have to attempt that part on my own...thank goodness, because I'm sure I'd have botched it somehow!
I searched for a local supplier & was thrilled that macieslacies was here in Ohio, because she had exactly what I was looking for & due to the time limit on the swap, I didn't want to have to wait too long for the beads to arrive.
Barbara was a joy to work with & set up a special custom listing for me right away...even with me bothering her during the busy holiday season! I now have her shop bookmarked for more felted bead supply orders & you should see all the gorgeous colors she has available right now!
I think it would be great fun to make necklaces & earrings for gifts ...yep, I'm already thinking about crafting for Mother's Day & birthdays!
I'm a crafty gal who lives in Ohio...raising 2 young children with my husband. We have the cutest bunny, Yuki, in the whole wide world!
I heart craftster dot org...if you haven't visited the site, for the love of everything creative...go, man go!
I make stuff...lots of stuff!
Toys, Dolls, Jewelry, Drawing, Knitting & now Crocheting, Sewing, Sculpting, Painting, & Wood Carving. I'm a toydesigner, illustrator, aspiring author, & excellent cupcake baker!
We had the most amazing kitty until this past December. Perhaps we'll get another kitty one day when the time is right, but as of now (September 2011) we have a dwarf bunny!
Now enough about me... what about you?