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Wool roving necklace - part one

Wool roving...what a wonderful material it is!  Working with needle-felting tools allows you to "paint" your own background before you bead it up. 

1. Create a pattern for the necklace on a base fabric.

2. Add wool roving and needle-felt the surface.  I have developed a double layer method of adding the roving which makes a lush-looking surface but keeps the nap shallow enough to avoid swallowing up the bead embellishment.  All the details of this technique will be included in the next chapter of my e-book, Every Bead Has a Story.

3. Add clusters and ruffles of beads to the surface.

4. I used a CopprClay leaf pendant that I made last year as the focal piece.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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Emerald Window said…
Very Cool! I'll be checking it out.
Thank You.
What's a good non-scratchy fabric for the base?

I love the copper clay focal piece. It adds the perfect touch.
Cyndi L said…
Thanks Cenya!

Eileen, I back all my necklaces with ultra-suede or a non-woven fabric like it.
Very wonderful. Thanks for writing this article. I enjoy reading your blog daily. Thanks so much