Thursday, October 1, 2009

Christmas Tree, Houston Festival, AQS Des Moines

We have a Christmas tree with lots of wool balls! We embellished the balls with beads, then our resident floral designer, Darlene, fixed up our tree for us. It's a little hard to see in the picture--you'll have to visit the shop or visit our booth in Houston or Des Moines!

More Wool Ball Projects

We've been working on our Wool Ball projects! We have a couple pair of earrings, a necklace, a memory wire bracelet and another bracelet, pins, and more!

You can see the balls in a basket at the right, along with another basket of rat tail cord and yarn embellishments. This was at a recent show, where they loved the wool!

The balls come without holes, so it's perfect for projects like the flower pins, left. If you want holes in the balls, you can use the HandBEHG needles in the green package. The needles also have eyes, so you can string them onto yarn or cord.

Wool Balls

We've received shipments of wool balls, and we're having a blast! Sherry at Tammy Tadd gave us the idea for this cute bracelet and Liz has made several of them. The balls come in three sizes, and we've used this smallest size for the memory wire bracelets, the next size for a jingly bracelet, the next largest size for centers of flowers, and the big daddy size for "strawberries" for the pin cushions. We plan to also make Easter eggs with the big size. More pictures on the next post!