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« Reply #200 on: December 05, 2006 06:17:49 PM »

I'd just dish out the cash and buy it..making 2000 beads would drive you insane and make your hands uber prune-y
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« Reply #201 on: December 05, 2006 06:20:30 PM »

Those are freaking a-dorable!! I will definately have to try it out with my daughter. I am sure she'd love to make them
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« Reply #202 on: January 05, 2007 01:56:13 PM »

This is an awesome thread.  The tutorial in the OP was most helpful.  I'd been wanting to add some felt beads to my bead collection, but didn't have the time and had a horrible time finding the roving wool needed.  Well, I was in a LYS yesterday and they had bags of little balls of roving wool in assorted colors for only $6.  I can't remember what the total weight was, but I made a bracelet with seven beads and only used a very tiny amount of the wool.  They came out really pretty and I can't wait to make some more.   Grin
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« Reply #203 on: January 16, 2007 10:12:29 AM »

yeah for felt beads....i have been trying my hand at them....i need to find some good roving....thank you for the tutorial... Grin
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« Reply #204 on: April 01, 2007 02:12:30 PM »

I'm wanting to try making felted beads....i'm wondering if you make a hole in them while you make them, or make them without a hole for threading and just use a needle to thread them onto a necklace (for example)
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thanks for any help....also any tips for some-one trying it for the first time!
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« Reply #205 on: April 01, 2007 02:17:46 PM »

You make them without a hole and just use a sharp needle to string them together.

As for tips, try to make small one first and then move up in size.  You don't need a lot of roving to make one.  I fluff up the roving and divide them up and get them all ready.  Then start rolling.
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« Reply #206 on: April 01, 2007 07:20:23 PM »

thanks...that really helps!
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« Reply #207 on: April 05, 2007 01:58:46 PM »

Wow! That looks so easy. I have been thinking about trying felted beads but I guess I thought it would be a tricky thing. Thanks for the tutorial, I will be trying these soon!
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« Reply #208 on: May 10, 2007 10:45:27 AM »

Hi! I don't know if anyone checks on here anymore but I have a question:

What is the difference between needle felting and the wet felting?

I have done the needle felting (dang that needle is SHARP Grin) at school and want to make some of these beads. Is the wet felting better for beads? or is needle felting ok to? Or does needle felting mabye take more time that the wet felting? Smiley

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« Reply #209 on: May 10, 2007 10:54:45 AM »

You could needle felt them, sure, but wet felting in this case is much faster and will produce a nice dense, smooth bead very quickly. You could probably wet felt half a dozen beads at least in the time you could needle felt one!
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