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« on: August 27, 2014 01:15:06 PM »

Have been working on this (and variations) this past week.



Used very "tribal" colors for this particular necklace, but have been doing experiments with a lot of different color combinations. Not certain that I will spend the time to make enough for necklaces of all the variations, but probably will do at least one more.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014 01:47:46 PM »

At first I thought "what a dangerous looking necklace"...and then I realized it was you...and that the pieces were felted...incredible detail and coloring, Harlan!  The points look very pointy! Grin

I bet they took forever...all the little variations...just beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014 06:23:47 PM »

what an interesting piece!  It's very lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014 06:41:17 PM »

I like how it takes some time to see that the necklace is actually made of felt.

It is a beautiful necklace, very creative too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014 09:01:38 PM »

So we'll done. I think some earrings would go great with this, made so single "beads".
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014 10:50:01 PM »

Amazing. I really thought it was porcupine quills from the thumbnail. Your felted spikes are so pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014 07:28:19 AM »

Thank you!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy 

Earrings would be a very good addition (and I recently invested in the tools to make my own earring wires) - I'll have to get on that!!

I don't think the spikes would make a good bracelet unless they were much smaller and limited in length - perhaps different "beads", but in the same colors and making use of the same designs would coordinate enough to make an ensemble. Wink

I do need to find myself a better reed mat for wet felting - I'm using a placemat that I found at the dollar store and it works, but it has some flat sections in it that were dyed red which bleeds - hasn't discolored any of my fibers, but my hands have sometimes looked like I had rubbed them raw!! LOL!!

Here are some of the other color combinations I have tried - currently doing more spikes in the green/cream range of colors. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2014 10:43:58 PM »

This is awesome and I love it so! Smiley - the concept of felted spikes is neat as well!
Love seeing Your work! Wink
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