Shrink It, Felt It, and Embellish It. Get Wild!

Shrink Plastic, Felting and Embellishing Beads and Baubles!

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes

Join master multimedia artist, Gail Crosman Moore, and learn how to create a stunning pendant, earrings, or even as a holiday decoration using a combination of some of our favorite craft materials!

Learn how to work with shrink plastic to make original bead end caps. If you haven’t played with this material yet, you will be shocked at the possibilities. Gail will show you how to add just the right amount of color before shrinking to create these little gems.

Then see how to embellish a simple felt bead using a combination of materials to create a show-stopper focal piece.

Embellishing felt will cover a range of choices we can make, from thread to sequins to beads and techniques plus learn how to make the sewing of beads into felt easier.

Gail will demonstrate how to take the individual components and assemble them onto a steel headpin, using design and color concepts.

Finish up with wire wrapping and adding a focus finial to complete your pendant.

Get ready for lots of creative fun and inspiration!

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes, and online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.

No experience necessary.

Please note this screencast recording had some sound issues and will be corrected. The screencast file will automatically be replaced with the corrected file in your CRAFTCAST “My Library” as soon it’s ready.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Designing multi component pieces

  • Shrink plastic techniques
  • Using molds with shrink plastic

  • Appling Prismacolor and/or Sharpies

  • Assembling pendant
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Shrink Plastic

  • Shrinkit Molds
Prismacolor pencils
  • Sharpies

  • felt heart
  • seed beads

  • steel headpin

  • finial

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.