Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wish I FELT better!

If I felt better I would be working on more felt beads to go with my gumball necklace! Sorry the pictures are not better but the pain from using my SLR camera is more than I can bear! My plan is to make a long necklace, say, 40 inches, with lots of felt beads made to look like the glass gumball beads that I made for the necklace shown.

These felt beads were made in the late evening hours during my stay at Penland. They are great for calming the creative mind before heading off to slummer town. The base bead is wet felted and then the spots are added by needle felting.

The color on these beads are very bright, however so very hard to capture with my Iphone.
I love wearing BIG, funky jewelry. That is why I started making beads in the first place. If I could find beads big enough for my project, my wallet couldn't open wide enough to buy the fix was to make them myself. That was 10 years ago.

I was able to make this base bead with my broken arm...but even that was more pain than I could handle right now....maybe it will be part of my know, the range of motion and all that fun stuff that is down the road for me.

These beads are about an inch round....I adore dearest of friends, Linda, was a sweetheart and put the necklace together for me. She knew it would be a long time before I would be able to do it on my own. She also gave me the best complement...she is going to copy the see, she was the one who taught me to make beads.Her work is to die for her to copy me!!! wow.....I have really tried to do nothing the last 3 days.....something is making me is either the pain or the meds...but I sure felt like I had taken a couple steps backwards in the healing I am trying to be still....a very hard task for me....thank you all for your continued prayers.

Joy.......................always, yep even now!


  1. Dear Joy, I'm so sorry you are still in pain. I also understand that you are desperate to be making stuff...hopefully very, very soon you will be able to. You know that I have never tried felting, but it looks like so much fun that I know one of these days I'll start. Take care of yourself!! Hugs!

  2. Hope you're feeling better soon! Such pretty beads you've made! Take it easy!!

  3. I think felted beads are so wonderful. I've looked up supplies but gosh I have a long list of things I want to try....I'm continuing to pray for your healing. I know it's hard to not be "doing" something but really take it easy!