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« Reply #190 on: November 01, 2006 07:03:39 PM »

Those are fantastic! Very cute! I love the colors of felt!

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« Reply #191 on: November 21, 2006 02:12:07 PM »

This thread is too cool!
I was checking out the needle felting stuff as I got a beginner setup from Ebay and it was starting to feel a little lacklustre. I just went and made some wet felted beads according to all the advice here and I'm hooked!

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« Reply #192 on: November 21, 2006 03:31:44 PM »

Love those colors dropdeadred77 - they really pop!
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« Reply #193 on: November 24, 2006 01:49:34 AM »

Great tutorial!  How many grams of wool does it take to make a necklace?  I'm going to order it, and I don't want to get too little!

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« Reply #194 on: November 24, 2006 01:52:53 PM »

You should be able to make a necklace from as little as 50grams
But you should be able to make a necklace from any number of balls.
You can either string them all next to each other, or space them out along the necklace
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« Reply #195 on: November 25, 2006 09:07:07 PM »

I know how to make a felt ball and everything...but how do you get the darn things smooth? 80% of the ones I make have wrinkles and creases on them and I have to cover them with more felt and even that doesnt help all the time. I've tried going at a slower pace, but nothing seems to work  Huh Please help!
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« Reply #196 on: November 26, 2006 05:31:49 AM »

Do you have any process photos to share - how do you start the ball? what wool or roving are you using? How large are  the balls?  Big ones are harder to get smooth than small ones.

Am wondering if you are fulling too soon -- that is applying pressure and shock too soon.  The folds happen when one squeezes unevenly on a soft core.  roll gently, no pressure until the core is firm, Rolling in different directions so all surfaces get equal time felting. once a nice round ball is forming slowly add more pressure.

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« Reply #197 on: November 26, 2006 10:48:31 AM »

Thanks Jane Doe!  I think I'm going to order some online, if I can find a good site, and give it a go!

Luv Claire xox
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« Reply #198 on: December 05, 2006 03:14:54 PM »

Hurrah!

Thanks for the great tutorial.

Do you know approximately how many grams of wool would be needed to make about 2000 of those beads (1.5cm in diameter)?

Odd question, I know. I've never felted before, but saw an item made of felt beads in a store today, and since it had a rather hefty price tag I thought I'd try and recreate it myself.

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« Reply #199 on: December 05, 2006 03:18:01 PM »

dont know how much wool it would take, but it would take LOADS of time to make 2000 balls!
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