Felting wool - simple and at the same timea magical way to turn a few scraps of sheep's "fur coat" into a radiant flower, a sweet toy or a decoration. Ornaments made by one's own hands will be worn with even greater pride and joy. Our site will help you learn how to make jewelry for yourself, for your family, relatives and friends by felting. If, at first glance, you thought that the word"Felting" is absolutely incomprehensible for you, hard work, then in vain. Felting beautiful jewelry with their own hands - there is nothing better than decorating your home corner yourself, making your own hands with a toy. In order to get started, you need to familiarize yourself with certain rules, which should be adhered to, making charming soft toys, felting decorations. Felting wool - a simple and at the same time a magical way to turn a few scraps of sheep's "fur coat" into a radiant flower or a sweet toy. And toys made of wool are never the same, because each is born under the mood of a master who patiently collects strands in the intricate image of a funny little animal. Needless to say, felting out of the fur of toys is a pre-curious occupation, to compare, according to inspiration with which, maybe only painting or sculpture. The beauty of felting out of wool in his extraordinaryaccessibility - to surprise your girlfriends with original beads or an exclusive scarf, it is enough to purchase a simple set of bubble wrap, needles for felting and, in fact, natural fur for felting. In general, this work is simple and very interesting, entertaining and fascinating. When you create something with your own hands, it covers indescribable joy and pride for the fact that this unique product was made by yourself, without the help of professionals and professionals. So, before you start working, once again read some details, concepts, terms. Then you can start creating these masterpieces. We offer you today to make a perfect brooch - an inseparable female detail, which very subtly emphasizes, complements the image. For work we need: 1. Wooden tray with ledges, 2. Bubble film Ikea, 3. Soft, fine foam porcelon dishwashing sponge or felting brush, 4. Roller with a handle or an ordinary rolling pin, 5. Floral wire (thickness 0,5 mm), 6. Brush for combing cats (dogs), 7. Scissors, 8. Cutters, 9. Round nose pliers, 10. New Zealand carded wool (colors: black and pink), 11. Viscose fibers (white), 12. Needles for felting (preferably quadrangular sprockets No. 38 (USA)) 13. The basis for the brooch We make a skeleton for each element of the future orchid - two large petals and three petals of smaller size and a petal-lip. For the frame I use a floristic wire, not a bead or a copper wire, since the latter are too flexible and elastic, during the wearing of the product, especially under the outer clothing, the petals from such wire often deform, acquiring a slightly different appearance than when the brooch was pinned , and in general they can easily break down We take black hair and brush it with a brushso that the resulting woolen blank was about 5mm (along the entire perimeter) larger than the wire blank. Personally, I prefer the New Zealand carded wool, as this wool is surprisingly easy to fall down and has a wonderful appearance in products. The fact is that such types of wool as Merino, Trinity, Semenovskaya in the form of combed ribbons are not very suitable for making flower brooches, since the part of brooches is often small enough, and the combed ribbon is very heavily lodged in such small articles Put the wool blank on the sponge (or brush) andwe begin to accurately fail it with a needle. This workpiece must be cut to the semi-ready condition - approximately twice on each side. When working on a brush, it is better to roll at once with three needles, tightly fastened together We put on top of the prepared wool blankwire billets and, turning the wool and evenly distributing it along the entire surface of the petal, we gradually close the wire, dropping the coat first at the base of the petal, and then at its apex. So we prepare the blanks of all the details of the orchid We begin the "wet business". We now turn to the preparation of blanks with soap, warm water and a roller. To do this, prepare a concentrated solution of baby soap (a piece of the cheapest baby soap weighing 100 grams grate on a large grater, pour 1.5 - 2 liters of boiling water, stir until the soap is completely dissolved and leave for the night.) Liquid soap and "fairy" does not fit .) We take a tray, lay on it Ikeevskuyu film, over the film petal. Petal moisten with warm water (60 degrees), drip a drop of baby soap solution, top cover with Ike's film and roll smoothly rolled in four directions 50-10 times. Regularly check the degree of stalling of the wool. So we process all the blanks for the orchid. We look at the degree of fumbling. If there is already no threat of the collapse of the workpiece, and the wool has become sufficiently strong, we turn to finishing our hands. Hands must be played carefully, controlling the process of the dolphin. Watch that the wool is not respected to a state less than the wire frame. As a result, we have obtained such lovely leaves of orchids. Now these leaves should be carefully, but carefully, ironed on a wool regime. Now let's take care of the middle of the orchid. We will construct a wire frame for the center with a loop at one end. We take a strand of pink wool, let it pass through the wire loop to the middle and tightly tighten the loop with your fingers We tightly wrap the wool around the clamped wire loop and drop it well with a needle, forming a ball. All the elements of the work are ready - we proceed to assembly. Since I use floristic wire, I do not twist the details of the orchid among themselves, but bind the floss to the floss. Attentively and accurately combining all the elements of the flower, tightly wrap the mulina, tie the elements one by one to form a flower. View from the back Now let's fix it. In fact, at this stage it is already possible to cut the wire of the petals to the size of the base for the brooch, take the wool of the black color, fix it with PVA glue at the base of the flower, and, wrapping the wire with wool, gradually form a pavilion to fix the base, from one edge of the wires to the other. I decided to decorate the brooch with three beads, so from the general accumulation of procrastination I bent the three most I liked. Then the remaining wires under the fastening of the base must be carefully twisted together and cut to the size of the base. Gently wrap all the wires thread floss. We fix the thread with PVA glue. The wires on which the beads will be fastened, we twist the spirals into the lungs. We paste beads, loops from waxed cord and sew the base Now we close the base platform under the brooch, winding it with a strand of black hair and fixing the wool with the diluted PVA glue. Everything, the brooch is ready. Here's to you a beautiful piece of jewelry that youdo it yourself, with your own hands. No, nothing is easier than working with our site, which is always ready to help. Continue to create, create wonderful products that will warm your soul, your look, warmth and comfort. Reproduce your fantasies, ideas, desires into reality. We wish you a successful work!