Saturday, December 16, 2006

Felt Earrings

A series of these felt earrings just listed on Etsy.com. Part of my Recycled Rosie series of items made from recycled sweaters! I carefully wash and dry unloved wool sweaters which turns them into felt. The yarn used in this pair of earrings also used to be a sweater, this time a silk one that I unraveled and re-dyed using food safe dyes in my kitchen. I strive for a variety of colors in the yarn so you get a mix of shades. The beads are wired in place with sterling silver and the whole thing hangs from sterling silver lever back earwires.

There is an orange disk with carnelian and copper colored pearl, and aqua pair with pearl and apatite and a pink pair with pearl and rose quartz.
Find this series at my etsy shop http://www.paganodesignworks.etsy.com
see a similar series at Bohemia Gallery in Tucson