Here is the first of two projects I created so that I could show off my new Powertex bezels.
Yesterday's blog told you how I made these two interesting pieces with Powertex and Jewelry Resin.
I gathered some felt and wool roving.
I hand felted the first round of fibers.
My collar was starting to come together.
Hand felting is for me a temporary fix.
When I really want my felt to be secured I use my felting machine.
After my first round of machine felting was completed I noticed this gorgeous crocheted sample I received from Nancy Donaldson. I wondered how my bezel might look nestled into this.
Of course, I just loved it. My felted collar colours however no longer worked for me. So I pulled out green sari ribbons and more felt. I did some additional sewing and felting.
Now it definitely looked better, but I felt that I needed to bring out the pink in my bezel more.
I sewed on bright pink sari yarn and was very happy.
My final step was to hand-sew some rhinestone chain and buttons to the collar.
The pink totally changed my collar!
Here is the back of the collar.
The front is soft and gorgeous!