needle felted globe necklace fail

So here’s the fail. I found this blue ball in my crafting supplies and thought it looked like a globe. Since I’ve been doing a lot of felting projects, I logically thought I could needle felt a few continents onto the ball, string a chain through it, and have a super cool globe necklace. Looking back, I wonder why I thought my first thought was logical.

needle felted globe necklace fail

First, I took way too long to thread this chain through the blue ball. Then I found some green wool roving that I thought would be perfect for North America, South America, Africa, etc. I stabbed the shapes into the blue ball. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to get good looking shapes. I used this mini vintage globe as a reference. Looking at the finished project you probably wondered whether I used any reference for the shapes at all. I really did. Once I was done with the continents, I put the necklace on and thought…Yuck. I don’t think I’d ever wear this. It’s too much like a ball hanging around my neck.

needle felted globe necklace fail

Here I am wearing the failed necklace. See that expression? It says no, I don’t think so.

needle felted globe necklace fail

Any ideas what I can do with this? I thought maybe I could add a thread loop, remove the chain and use it as a Christmas ornament. Beyond that, my creativity has hit a wall.

Linking up to some of these fabulous parties:

Tip Junkie handmade projects The Shabby Nest I Heart Nap Timefive days five ways  feature friday free for all Today's Creative Blog Sugar Bee Crafts It's Overflowing Photobucket Lil\'Luna The DIY Dreamer Whipperberry
Bowdabra Blog
Rae Gun Ramblings

You might like:

Tagged with:
 

11 Responses to Globe Necklace Fail

  1. Hahaha!!! You know what, ALL of us hit a wall when it comes to creativity! Thanks for sharing your ups and downs because I loved reading something that I can relate to! Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Kelly! Glad you can relate. :) I always appreciate when people share what didn’t work – it only helps the rest of us avoid the same mistakes. Thanks for hosting another fun party!

  2. Peggy says:

    I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  3. Carol says:

    If you had put the string through at a higher point…it would look more like a pendant. ??

    • Betsy says:

      That’s a possibility. There was already a pre-made hole in the ball, so I used what was there, even though it wasn’t really designed to have a chain shoved through it. Thanks, Carol!

  4. Jamie D says:

    Well, *I* like it. And my 8-year-old-loves-anything-to-do-with-geography daughter would wear it…if only grown-ups could be 8 again! :) Or, yeah. Awesome Christmas ornament!

  5. Your authenticity is golden! LOVE your honesty! It might make a great kitty toy?!?!

  6. T'onna says:

    Sorry the globe necklace didn’t work out like you planned, but I love that globe bank! I collect piggy banks for my daughter, and I love unique banks. :-) Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T’onna

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.