Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Felted Lovelies Laced with Silk









This year I am making as many Christmas presents as I can. Its a bigger task than I thought. We will be spending Christmas in Anglesey with my grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and maybe more... I'm really looking forward to it. I've counted at least 12 people that I will see on he day that I don't usually exchange gifts with ,but I have this self made rule. If I'm lucky enough to spend Christmas day with someone, I like to give them a gift.

Here are 7 of the necklaces I have made. They are all felted wool beads with pale pink silken detail. Its a look that I had tried to achieve in earlier pieces of jewelry where I used alpaca wool. Alpaca wool doesn't get the same satisfying result as silk for this effect. Its too hairy.

The felted wool and silk beads feel very warm and luxurious, almost like a hug.

If you haven't already put your name down for my give away there is still time. Just click HERE and leave a comment. The draw will be made on 21st December. Good luck.

35 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a great idea . first of all i adored the title !!
they are really pretty .
incredible all the possibilitys felt can offer .

Delphyne said...

These are so pretty, Jasmine - lucky person who receives them!

Simstone said...

Those will make very nice gifts. I can't imagine a woman that wouldn't like them. Nice work!

Trée said...

These are absolutely, positively gorgeous. You are going to make a lot of people smile, for a long, long time.

Martine said...

They are so lovely Jasmine. You are making someone very happy this christmas.

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

They are really beautiful, Jasmine!

Linda Sue said...

I love how silk felts- a little goes a long way and makes the piece shimmer.. your beads are lovely.Well done, you...home made pressetns are best!
Cheers!xxoo

ArtSparker said...

I like the pearlescent one especially.

Walk in the Woods said...

Oh my ... these are beautiful! Truly!

ArtPropelled said...

You have been busy! How wonderful to receive one as a gift.

dorie said...

wow, this is quite a lot of work you have done. They are beautifull. Happy Christmas with all your belovers, Dorie

T said...

These beads are wonderful Jasmine, I love the silk through them. What a good idea for presents. Lot of work making them all though.

xt

Wild Somerset Child said...

Lovely indeed; lucky people on Christmas day, encircled with hand-made love.

Yarrow said...

These necklaces look beautiful and I love the idea of a hug in a bead :)

Thanks for your comments on my blog, I appreciate them and at least you didn't run a mile, as I'm sure some have!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What beautiful necklaces, Jasmine, they look so soft, you can almost feel the fabric on the photos! Love the idea of them feeling like a hug! I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

GreenWhisper said...

jasmine these are gorgeous and i love how you describe the beads as feeling like a hug.. i'm sure all that love will be felt when they're worn :-) your christmas plans sound lovely and Anglesey is such a magical place.. i hope you all have a wonderful time! have missed seeing you around lately.. hugs xx

Poetic Artist said...

These are wonderful. What a kind person you are to take the time to make everyone a gift.

Shadow said...

the necklaces are lovely. a labour of love. i'm sure they will be appreciated!

Delwyn said...

Hello Jasmine

your necklaces are gorgeous. The remind me of little cacoons, full of life warm and nurturing...you are very generous this xmas...

Happy days

La Dolce Vita said...

a great description, warm hug! great presents!

Karin Bartimole said...

Hi Jasmine, These are felted lovelies indeed! Such delicate softness - a sweet embrace for the neck. Very nice gifts for the lucky recipients! xxoo Karin

Laura Hegfield said...

these beads are exquisite...I love how you refer to them as "a hug"...such heart energy filled gifts...those who receive them will feel your warmth every time they wear them.

joyful steps Jasmine,
laura

Clare Wassermann said...

wow - i LOVE those red ones second from the top! x

Tammie Lee said...

Handmade gifts take time, energy and love and I can see all this beauty in your necklaces!

ruthie said...

Jasmine, these are gorgeous, i love the effect you have achieved. It is a great feeling isn't it make gifts for folks. It sounds like you have a wonderful family gathering of a christmas to look forward to. I wish you lots of love & happiness over christmas x x x

acornmoon said...

Your presents are lovely and special. I have never before heard of a mistletoe festival!

Renee said...

They are lovely darling and everyone will be so happy to receive one.

Love Renee xoxo

lilasvb said...

great and ingenious work

Assayya said...

they will fill not just the neck with warmth but also the hearts:))

Jukka said...

Fine page. Fine nacklasces. You know I've been at Copehhagen. I tell the tale in my page. Our world is in danger.

lettuce said...

hi jasmine

these are lovely, you are talented. they look gorgeous individually - but i love the picture of the jumbled heap of them too

lettuce said...

Ps and love your new header.

the beads do look a bit like a whisper

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful necklaces!

Karin Bartimole said...

Hey Jasmine - you were the first person to leave a comment for my give away, and you are the winner!! Congratulations :) Please send me your mailing info so I can pack it up and mail it off asap. xox Karin
art2heal@earthlink.net

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine, Your felted jewelery is truly beautiful. They look soooo soft to touch. I think your family members will truly love having such a from the Heart Gift. Lovely lovely work. Hugs Judy