Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads: 25 Artful Designs (Paperback) by Carol Huber Cypher
Carol Huber Cypher
Contemporary and artistic approaches to crafting trendy felt-bead jewelry are offered in this comprehensive handbook filled with detailed instructions for novices and more advanced tips for seasoned fiber artists. Techniques for creating the felted equivalent of lampworked beads, turquoise focal beads, and mokume gane look-alikes are presented along with inspiring design possibilities. All aspects of the feltmaking process are detailed, such as handling special fibers, dyeing wool, and beading on felt, as well as what types of tools are needed. Step-by-step instructions walk feltmakers through the needle-felting and wet-feltmaking techniques--including flat and three-dimensional work, inclusions, and texture applications--that are used to create wearable works of art.