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« on: February 04, 2009 09:57:21 PM »

Hey all you lovely crafters! I have been roamin the internet lately and have come upon these lovely beings

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skinny felted bangles! and despite all my searching I cant find a tutorial anywhere! so my question is this...does anyone know how to make these felted bangles? I wanna learn so bad. the person who made these said they used a wet felting process so im thinkin the best way to learn is that one at the moment. ive searched our boards but none really pertain to teaching how to felt bangles. just beads etc as far as jewelry goes.

so if anyone has a link to a tutorial or can tell me how to find out how to make them it would be mucho appreciated! thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 01:37:47 PM »

I would guess from their rigidity, that the fiber has been wrapped around a stiff core
(a metal or plastic bangle) and then felted tightly.

I've not tried it, I'm just having a good ol' guess by looking at the picture.
You could ask the etsy seller if they would create & sell you a kit so you could make it yourself.
I've known a number of etsy users to do that.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009 09:37:52 AM »

im a felter by trial and error. so i wouldn't just take my word on it but...

i would felt strings into the thikness and length i want.
then attache the ends. you could even flet around some wire or base to make them really sturrdy without to much work.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009 01:25:13 PM »

yes, but where can i actually leeearn to felt lol i have noo idea how
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009 02:03:11 PM »

Wet felting is wool fibres interfering to eachother, with the help of soap, water and your energy= felt

Fill a bowl with water and soap (I use olive soap, but any soap will do), make some bubbles in it so the foam comes on top of the water.
Just take a piece of wool roving, wrap it around your fist, and then very gently put the foam on the wool. Next you'll have to very gently start rolling the wool and water soap in between your hands. Keep doing this till the wool becomes stiff. Sometimes helps to add some soap/ water. Good luck!!


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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009 03:56:52 PM »

if your willing to spend somemoney a book called felt helped me alot!!

here is the link

http://www.amazon.ca/Felt-India-Flint/dp/1740458826/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239576892&sr=1-1
there is a proces and it teaches you abot the fibers and some projects are listed aswell. i highly reconmend it. also do alot of reading on the internet.

as a begginer felter myself i would try to attempt this as a first time project. it is a hard thing to learn (in my experiance) and a pricey one too! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009 04:16:15 PM »

thanks! ill see maybe if they have it at the library..any idea where to buy the fibers?
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009 07:22:31 PM »

i buy mine online as they dont have many good suppliers around were i live.
but i know michaels has a few supplies and such. but etsy and ebay are always good!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009 01:05:44 AM »

But make sure you buy wool that can be wet felted!! There are a lot different kinds of wool and they are not always suiteble for wetfelting. Merino roving works fine

http://www.livingfelt.com/?ref=ffbanner Is a good site to order wool, follow classes, etc.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009 07:51:30 AM »

There is a series of youtube videos on making felt bracelets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8l2mEQ8aF0

This isn't the first one, but with a bit of poking around I'm sure you can find them in order.
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009 09:16:51 AM »

i was just about to suggest the same thing
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2012 07:23:18 AM »

I buy wool sweaters from thrift shops IE. Savers, Salvation Army,etc.. Wash them a few times , you have felt! Cut thin strips from sleeves you got bracelets. Thicker ones.. cup cozie. Love felt , but tried the needle felting and just doesn't work for me. you can do so much with all the differreent parts and you can get lucky sometimes with colors and patterns. I turned part of a sleeve of a white sweater into a HK cup cozie and the bow is from a red sweater. just sew the seams at the edges where it was cut.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013 08:05:48 AM »

AH HA !!!! I have made these, though for a different purpose. We made a load of different coloured ones and hung them from trees as garden art.
So, you go into a cheap shop (we have the pound store here in the UK) and you buy their cheap bags of metal bangles. Take each bangle and wrap with whatever colour you fancy - merino felts up the tightest and is the best fibre for bangles which will fray easily when you wear them.
- Now because Im lazy and like things done quickly, the way that I did mine was as follows............
Take 1 bag metal bangles
different coloured merino fleece
a couple of pairs of sheer tights
1 washing machine ! and preferably a tumble dryer

Wrap up your bangles, you can go fairly thick as merino shrinks hugely  then place them one at a time down the leg of the tights, tieing a knot over each individual one. You end up with something that resembles a string of onions.

Pop in your washing machine and put in a few soft items with it (just to avoid damaging the drum of your machine) such as some tea towls, socks etc etc - but not loads, the strings need room to bounce around and agitate the fibres. 

Put the washing machine on a really hot wash with some suds.

If you have a tumble dryer all the better - I find this really fixes the wool, but if not just pop on a radiator after the wash - DO NOT CUT OUT THE TIGHTS UNTIL THEY ARE DRY.

The reason you dont cut them out is because when they are still wet, the fibres are still delicate, they will have wrapped themselves around the tights material and you will have to really yank them to set them free. When the fibre is good and dry it is much tougher and will withstand you tugging.

If I get a chance to venture out tomorrow I might go get some bangles and make some with my children and post up a tutorial !
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