Textile Jewellery

 

This piece is a lasso style necklace that I made a couple of years ago. It’s definitely a very unusual statement piece! I made it using wool, felt, crystal chips and ribbon. I think perhaps I was more adventurous then than I am now?

Hugs, Caz x
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Salvaged Roses Necklace

I made this necklace this evening. I named it Salvaged Roses because the main piece is actually a broken cabochon that I’ve had lying around for ages. It is so pretty I wanted to salvage it somehow & this evening I figured out what I was going to do with it! I have sewn & glued it onto five layers of felt so the backing is very sturdy. Then I’ve simply slipped it onto a silver ball chain. What do you think?


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Shop Update

These two necklaces made it in to my shop today.
I’ve also added an About Charismagick page & a News & Updates page.

DIY Christmas Felt ‘Paper’ Chains

Remember making paper chains every Christmas when you were a child?
I’ve come up with a couple of variations for you! Here’s the first…

Felt ‘Paper’ Chains

Cut out felt strips approx 1/2 inch wide & 7″ long. I’ve made mine in two varying shades of pink as I intend to keep them up in my room but for a festive feel try green, red, silver & white felt.



Once you’ve cut up what you think is enough strips to start your chain (remember you can always add more) stop cutting!
Get one strip, join the ends with an approximate 1cm overlap and stitch together with either matching or contrasting thread, your choice.
Voila!



Pick up the next strip and thread through the first strip before stitching the ends together.

Repeat until your felt chain is at the desired length.



The beauty of making this felt Christmas ‘paper’ chain is that you can pack it away carefully & bring it out year after year!


The alternative paper chain idea I had is to use up old magazines, advertising leaflets (ie from supermarkets) & newspapers to make your paper chains instead of using tissue paper as is traditional. A good way to recycle!

Awesome Tutorials

I thought I’d share some of the fabulous tutorials I’ve seen dotted around with you in case you haven’t spotted them yourself..


This jumper is AMAZING!!! Um, also, this one isn’t actually a tutorial but if you pop over to Tiny Owl Knits you can buy the PDF pattern & make your own! If you can knit. Which I can’t!


How to sew all those fiddly felt bits without them going wonky over at Future girl


A cute spool necklace tutorial over at Wild Olive.


Bright colourful friendship bracelets over at HonestlyWTF


Lovely necklace over at Elsie‘s…


And this gorgeous felt-leaf garland on Instructables.

I’m off work for a week so I might give the friendship bracelets a go… and maybe the leaf garland.

Have a great weekend,

Hugs, Caz x



More pendants…

I’m kind of addicted to making these at the moment! I wanted to try something different with them this time though so initially I had a go at drawing something myself… the cat! simply hand drawn & coloured in with pencils & then I glued the plastic insert in to place. However I then got the urge to play with felt.. so I did! Layered felt with hand stitching & no inserts. Finally I thought it would be fun to glue in some multi-coloured wool that I have.. I quite like the effects, what do you think?

When I finish my Autumn wreath I’ll share a photo DIY of it with you although it probably won’t be ready until next week now… if only I didn’t have to go to work, ha ha!

Just thought I’d share this link with you… a gorgeous feather garland DIY. May have a go myself at some point!

PS. Don’t forget my other pendants are available to buy here.


Giveaway!!!! (Closed)

That’s right folks… I’m giving you the chance to win a copy of ‘Creative Felting’ by Lizzie Houghton. it is an absolutely gorgeous book, the photographs are beautifully shot, it has various step-by-step instructions & quite a few projects. Check out Lizzie’s website here. So… if you fancy having a go & want to get your mitts on this book…

… all you need to do is become a follower (if your not already of course!) & leave me a comment telling me what it is that you love about felt.  For me it’s the vibrant colours & the texture… what about you?


(This giveaway IS open internationally.CLOSED.)