UNIQUE ALPACA JEWELRY
Our alpaca jewelry is unique. It is not the alpaca silver that comes from Peru. We hand make our jewelry using alpaca fiber or sterling silver with alpacas as the theme or a combination of both.
page for some available exciting necklaces made from alpaca fleece.
Below is a picture of our knotted alpaca necklace.
The one of a kind necklace is made with felted alpaca fiber and wood beads with silver spacers. The clasp is hand made with a wire wrapping technique. See our hand made clasp in the picture below.
This necklace is a very easy project. Just felt a rope and tie it a couple of inches from one end, add bead and spacers, tie it again, make another knot an inch or an inch and a half away from the last knot and continue with the bead, spacers, and knotting. Once the necklace is as long as you like it then you finish the ends with some basic wire wrappping.
The hardest part of making the knotted necklace is getting your felt rope even so your knots are the same size. If one knot is smaller, your bead and spacers will not stay in place. Also, make sure you get beads with large holes so the felted rope will fit through them. You want your felt rope to be a nice size, not too skinny or too thick.
Not sure how to make a nice even rope? Check out our page on making
felt craft wires
that you purchse from craft stores to make fabulous bracelets. Try your hand at a
celtic knot bracelet.
We have combined wire wrapping with our alpaca fiber for some truly fun and fashionable alpaca jewelry. We took a wire wrapping class so we could make our jewelry with expertise. If you haven't tried wire wrapping, it's a blast and you can be so creative with your jewelry.
Here is another example of jewelry you can make using wire wrapping techniques, felt ropes, and felted beads. We hand made this entire necklace.
We have, also, developed a way to make very consistent felted beads that we use in our jewelry.
Now go try making your own alpaca jewelry by hand crafting a knotted alpaca necklace. It'll be fun and you could sell them, too.
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