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Nesse
« on: April 20, 2010 09:37:56 AM »

hey there lovely felters! I'm vending at the Kite Day event at my college in... a week and a half - ah! as I was thinking of more kid-oriented felty things to offer, I stumbled upon the idea of felting stones (I remember someone did this for the international day of felt) . I searched the interwebs for other rock-felters, and came up empty. is this something other people will find neat? am I just nuts? (well, don't answer that...) would you wear a keychain / ring / bracelet / necklace made of a felted river rock?






this one had a rock in it at one point, but it was before I figured out the best way to make a peek-hole. now it's home to a few buttons and a jingly bell.


let me know what you think! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 10:11:54 AM »

I love the "charm" type ones - not sure what I'd use it for but I could totally picture myself buying one and just hanging it randomly.  Not sure I'd go for the bracelet - (does it want to turn itself around to the underside of your wrist?) -but that's just me - probably plenty of people looking for an unusual accessory.  Good luck with your sales!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 10:29:22 AM »

Okay so I do not felt but looove rocks and the like. I really like these and love that they are amulet-ish. Stones are believed to hold various qualities that bring the owner luck, health, prosperity etc.. I think you could totally play that up for increased sales.
Oh and the bracelet rocks for sure!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 11:23:59 AM »

Hey,
If you add googly eyes and maybe fangs or something the kids will love this.
Like a fury pet rock.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 11:42:14 AM »

Nesse, that's freakin' fabulous.  fabulous and brilliant.  well done lady!



gotta borrow your idea for my sis... she needs some cheering up and think this is just the thing Cheesy   ....hope you don't mind...
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 01:25:58 PM »

Oh and the bracelet rocks for sure!

teehee, get it? rocks? Wink
these look great nesse, did you felt them then cut out the hole?
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Nesse
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 04:31:14 PM »

hehe furry pet rock! that is an adorable idea.

Okay so I do not felt but looove rocks and the like. I really like these and love that they are amulet-ish. Stones are believed to hold various qualities that bring the owner luck, health, prosperity etc.. I think you could totally play that up for increased sales.
Oh and the bracelet rocks for sure!
I was actually thinking about felting different gemstones into pendants, but I wouldn't want to put false thoughts into someone's head when in reality it's just a tumbled stone from the nearby river, ya know? I need to do more research on what the different gemstones mean before I can try to sell them Smiley

Nesse, that's freakin' fabulous.  fabulous and brilliant.  well done lady!
gotta borrow your idea for my sis... she needs some cheering up and think this is just the thing Cheesy   ....hope you don't mind...
don't mind at all!

Oh and the bracelet rocks for sure!

teehee, get it? rocks? Wink
these look great nesse, did you felt them then cut out the hole?
I cut the hole when it was almost completely felted, then felted some more Smiley

thank you all for your thoughts!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010 11:39:38 AM »

i like them as pendants and i think the pet-monster idea is great for kids (or for people like me  Grin). there's so many ways to personalize them. you could try to use painted stones or stones with wire wrapped around. or seed beads could be sewn on, or

if unexperienced felters will be making them, make sure that you can offer a very easy way to attach the loops securely (i'm not much of a felter, but that's a potential problem i noticed at a felting-workshop for beginners)

so now i need wool and a stone. hehe.
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