One of them slipped and I wound up with about a 3/4" deep puncture wound in my finger.
dang! Sorry to hear about your wounds
but I don't think your rose is a failure
I quite like it!
I'd wear it as a pin or in my hair
Thanks. It was a learning experience in many different ways. lol "Don't make sharp things sharper" should be obvious, but apparently not for me. The flower's not so bad, it just didn't turn out like I had pictured it. I always find that disappointing. You've probably heard me say that before, though.
Your swirly felt jewelry looks amazing. It would go with any kind of clothing; casual because it's not covered in rhinestones or anything, and formal because designer jewelry is just cool. (I'm also partial to neon green and black 'alien colors'.) You make me want to learn how to felt (and this rocks).
How did you get the headpins to not slip out of the earrings?
Thanks so much. Felting is so much fun. I usually warn people that it's totally addictive, though.
The beads are felted tightly enough that they don't seem to want to slip off at all.
I wanted to make a bracelet too, but I was a couple of beads short so I decided to make some more. As I was layering the roving, I thought I had used too much green. You can imagine my surprise when I cut them and discovered ....
much less green than the first lot. It's like an adventure.
They're actually the same colour, it's just bad lighting. I like the weird lopsided swirls. And my bracelet on the right. (with obligatory eyeball.)