Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Funky & Fuzzy

Finally!! I am slowly starting to organize my thoughts again and all those things I have fighting each other to get out of my head are lining up nicely, waiting their turns and will soon make their debuts. First up, one of my recent AH HA!! ideas... felted cuffs.

I was browsing yesterday and saw several shops with all sorts of fabric sewn cuffs. Some with vintage fabrics or buttons, some with beady embellisments. I was sitting there, clicking on this and that when all a sudden I think "wait a second... my buttons!! I could crochet and felt a cuff with one of my beads for the button!!" Of course, for the rest of the day I couldn't get the idea outta my head.

I had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon and decided to hit the local yarn shop on my way home. I bought a whole mess of skins of felting wool in loads of my favorite colors. The cuffs are easy enough to crochet. They take 20mins or so. I made a bunch then tossed them in the washing machine while I watched American Idol.

Then, I warmed up the kiln and made beads late into the night. It was well after midnight by time I got to bed. I was really happy with what came out of the wash and the kiln this morning!! I will still play with colors and I have more buttons to attach to more felted cuffs, but check out all these pics. These are the first ones done. I shared a photo with my sister and in her most Paris Hilton sounding language she said "hot hot hot". She loves them. I am thinking they are definitely a younger 20somethings type bracelet. Some use buttons and some use discs as the clasps. They are so funky and fuzzy... they just ROCK!!

I am heading out the door to drop Lauren off at school and go out to lunch with my friend Lindsey. I can't wait!! Tune in tomorrow to see what other things managed to free themselves from the brain!


Anonymous said...

The cuffs are great. I was lucky enough to see them in person at lunch today. The contrast of the smooth glass and felted fiber is great. The bead buttons pop out!

It was great to see you today, Kerry!

Chrissie said...

Those are awesome!! What a fun and unique idea!