Felted Jewelry: 20 Stylish Designs by Candice Cooper
I’ve made felt since 1997 and have made some jewelry, so I was excited to see this book!
Felt has been rising from obscurity in recent years, and this book is part of that trend.
I love the gallery photos, and while I like the jewelry by felters, I like the jewelry with felt by metalsmiths even more. I love the contrast between the two materials.
The projects in this book are all quite managable for the new felter, and not overwhelming. Why learn to make a hat if hats aren’t your goal? This book is definitely an excellent guide to help you learn to incorporate felt into your jewely.
Felting needles for needle felting (sometimes called dry felting), once only available by mail order, are now available at craft and sewing stores. Try the holder by Clover.
Wool roving is also available at craft stores. My favorite soap for felting is Grandpa’s Pinetar Soap, available at some Whole Foods Market stores and also from Lehman’s Non-Electric.
To see some cool artist made felt scarves and wearable flowers, visit Supermaggie.
If you really get into felting and want to make hats, this book by Chad Alice Hagan is the one to get.