How To Felt Beads with Alpaca


This year I bought with me bags of colorful alpaca fiber on our vacation to the Adirondacks after my sister-in-law inquired about making felted beads.   Our adventures in making alpaca felted jewelry turned out to be quite entertaining especially after a few beers or glasses of wine.
 

Supplies:
– Dawn Original Dish Soap
– Bottle of hot tap water
– Shoe tray
– Towels
– Carded Fiber

Supplies

Supplies

Method:
To make beads is very simple.  Pinch off some raw fiber, pour some warm soapy water on it and start gently rubbing in the palm of your hand to form a ball.  (NOTE: learning to felt with wool is easier than alpaca for beginners)

Rolling Beads

Rolling Beads

As I had mentioned my sister-in-law makes beaded jewelry and here are some photos of the “Trix” necklace my mom had fun making. 

Trix Necklace

Trix Necklace

Trix Necklace with Bling

Trix Necklace with Bling

 

Don’t forget to check out Alpaca Farm Girl’s Fiber Art Fridays

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