Felt is everywhere these days! At the recent Bead and Button Show here in Milwaukee, there was a vendor who sold nothing but felt balls for making jewelry — a whole booth full of bags and bags of brightly colored felt balls and flat shapes like leaves and hearts, etc. And although my felt beads are made with wool that I’ve hand-dyed, and are also much firmer than the ones coming from China, the ready availability of these felt balls has prompted me to rethink some of my designs. These flowers are something new I’m working on. They’ll probably be accented with beads in the center and turned into pins. The method is wet felting (no more stuck fingers!) and the felt is kept cobweb-thin to be able to layer it without adding too much bulk.