Monday, April 6, 2009

Handmade Fiber Beads

Hi there! I hope your week got off to a good start!! If not, once you see these fiber beads, you'll forget all about it! The colors and fun to read captions will turn any frown upside down!

I came across these fiber beads through mention on twitter and once I visited this etsy site, I must have spent a good 45 minutes there! There are 17 pages of items for sale, all fiber beads in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Wow!

I had a chance to communicate with the creator of these fiber beads, Eleanor, and learned that they are made from natural and synthetic materials. She said when she finds a fiber or two she likes to try to 'marry' them and see how they work together. She has seen her fiber creations used by artists in a variety of ways including jewelry, dreads, wallhangings, as buttons on purses and clothing. She mentioned that some even found a home among pearls on a reproduction Ann Boleyn dress from the tudor era.

Eleanor also mentioned the beads are sturdy and washable and if they are wool, they will felt with washing. How fun!


The Beading Gem said...

Great find, Lisa! These are simply gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors. Pearl

Carole said...

Aren't those neat? I have instructions for making some, but haven't gotten around to it yet. lol