Last year I made some felt jewellery from the last few felt beads that I had left in stock. I was expecting this to be a finishing-off process, but the jewellery was so popular that it’s turned out to be a rejuvenation process instead. I was going to stop making felt jewellery because it’s so different from my other jewellery that it always looks out of place in my shops alongside the more delicate pieces – it overpowers them because it’s so chunky and eye-catching. But I had a bit of think, and decided that that’s not a reason to stop making it – it just needed its own place. So I made a new Etsy shop that just sells felt jewellery, nothing else.
I made some felt necklaces and bracelets. I now have them for sale as the beginnings of a felt jewellery collection at the Unexpected Boutique.
I first came across this style of jewellery when my sister’s housemate was making it, and thought I’d give it a go myself. I like the way the necklaces are a bit like miniature scarves – as they’re made of wool felt beads, they’re probably the, er, warmest jewellery I’ve ever made.
(I’m not sure that’s a very impressive claim, though…)