Wool beads necklace
by Kittenhood Follow

I had my first attempt at making wool beads, and I just had to share how simple it was.

In a bowl full of hot water, throw some soap scraps, and let them melt until the water becomes soapy. Meanwhile, roll together small tufts of wool, like you would a yarn ball. Once it starts shaping up, soak it in the hot water, and begin rolling it around in your palms, gently. Keep soaking and rolling. The whole process should last about 10 minutes, and towards the end you will feel the wool ball becoming harder and smaller. Once that’s done, rinse the wool ball and let it dry (which will take quite a while, so plan ahead!). If you want more beads of the same size, make sure you begin with equal amounts of wool.

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  • Francine Clouden commented 8 years ago

    This is great! Would this work with roving? I bought some a while back and it's just been sitting there

    Kittenhood replied 8 years ago

    yeah, I think so!

  • Ojolly commented 8 years ago

    These are lovely!

  • Rose Mary Muller commented 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tip I always wondered how to make ball with wool.

    Kittenhood replied 8 years ago

    it's crazy easy! :)

  • vvonder commented 8 years ago

    I love the neon details on this, so cool!

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