Thursday, March 25, 2010

Felted silk flower pin...Giveaway


I was blog hopping, and I went to blue birds living in the meadow. Lots of colorful artwork can be found on that blog. http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com/
There was a video tutorial on that blog of how to make felted silk flowers pins, and since I had all the materials: wool rovings, felting needles, silk flowers and angelina fibers I decided to create one.  I took 3 petal segments and staggered them on top of each other for a fuller flower. The flower pins are between 1 1/2- 2 inches wide. Take some wool roving and felt it into the center of the silk flower petals, after you have felted the center of your flower you then take the felting needle to add the angelina fibers which give the pins lots of sparkle. These little flowers are addicting to make. I have already gone thru my stash of silk flowers to see what colors I had on hand to make more pins. The flowers are quick and easy to make. The flowers shown are all taken closeup. I need to add beads to the centers of some.
You can add needle felt these onto ribbon, fabric, or wear as pins.
I posted more of the felted silk flowers on my picture trail site. www.picturetrail.com/elaine_akers
P.S...I posted the photo and message last night, but this morning decided I would have a giveaway of a felted center silk flower pin. Leave a comment, and you might be the new owner of one of my pins. I will draw a name on April 2nd. The winner will get to pick their choice of a flower. Colors available to chose from are blue, pale pink, red tones, orange, lavender/violet, yellowy peach, light rust from here or those posted in my pic trail album.



17 comments:

Diann said...

Your felted pin is fantastic!!! I'd love to be able to sit down and create this, but as you know, I'm not a sew-er in any form. I do love it! Diann

Patti G. said...

Gorgeous and just in time for Spring Elaine!!!
Hugs,Patti

Nancy B said...

I love the Bluebirds blog and I love those flowers!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Elaine!!! Those are FABULOUS!!! What a Great idea!!!

Scrapping Mom said...

These flowers are all so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.
Celeste

Barbara Rossman said...

Great Flowers!!

Barbara R.

Sherri Auld said...

Elaine, these are just incredible. I LOVE them. How perfect for spring.

Alicia said...

Elaine, Those are stunning! They look so real. You have such a great artistic talent my friend! TY so much for sharing it with us. *Hugs*

Clara said...

oh Elaine! They are so delicate! Beautiful job!
Clara

ShellyRaeWood said...

Gasp!! ELaine....those are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!
I LOVE them.....but the pink one always draws me in!! :) Great job.....thanks for sharing!!

Kerry said...

Oh Elaine - as Alicia said, they are stunning! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite so exquisite. I am in awe of your work. Kerry P.

Susan said...

Elaine,
These all look great! Sounds like a fun project. Thanks for sharing in a giveaway.
Susan

no1 said...

They are just beautiful!!!

peace, Linda

c.louise said...

Oh my goodness! These are totally awesome! Great art pieces! Love, Love, Love them.

c.louise

Parson's Daughter Studio said...

Of course YOU just happened to have all the necessary materials on hand! lol However, I cannot believe these aren't silk...they are unbelievable beautiful, Elaine. Hope you're doing well...

*jean* said...

oo they look great, elaine!! so glad you were able to have fun with them!

*jean*

Sherri said...

So elegant! Nice job Elaine! =)