The snowflake look like delicate sweets or real snow!
It is made of 3mm-thick industrial wool felt and cut out by water-jet cutter.
- The snowflake, 4 pieces of round felt, a clear teardrop bead and light silver thread are crocheted in a line of chain stitches with linen cord.
- Double strand
- The length of the necklace is about 15.75 inches (40cm) .
- High quality red felt case is attached.
The design story
Have you ever heard about a waterjet cutter? A waterjet cutter is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water, minimizing the effects of heat. With specialized software and 2-D, 3-D machining heads, complex shapes can be produced.
As I was drawing technical plans of furniture in my career, I got to be interested in using this tool to cut out felt products. I found a very cooperative company in northern Finland, but they had no experience to cut felt. We started making experiments to cut white felt cleanly, also as fine as possible to utilize the ability of waterjet cutting.
But it didn't go easily. I was shocked to see the first cut samples of felt. The company put 3 layers of felt for 1 cutting operation, and the bottom sheet of felt was cut like being torn. Moreover, cutting line was not straight - waving regularly, because the machine's ground table was like honeycomb structure, having 4cm holes repeatedly, so soft felt sheets were moving up and down by the pressure of the waterjet.
What could we do? - I thought, maybe felt sheets could be frozen, because outside was almost -15°C everyday, we could soak the felt in water and hang it till it freezes. Or, put a sheet of cardboard on the top, or ... put fine metal net on the ground table under the felt?
--- Yes! the metal net worked well, and the company finally started cutting tiny snowflakes.
Can you imagine how fast my heart was beating when I received a box filled with felt snowflakes sent from the company? It was taking time, it wasn't cheap. I breathed deeply, and opened the box --- and smiled. Beautiful. They were like pretty sweets. That was how the felt snowflake was created.
Specification of design and materials
►Available Red or Natural gray case for 1 necklace. The case is included in the price.
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Industrial wool felt
Industrial wool felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers by machines under high temperature and pressure. The surface is smooth, soft and comfortable, and the structure is dense and strong. Wool felt is an eco-friendly, natural material.
(Case) H 25 cm x W 7 cm x D 0.8 cm / H 9.84 x W 2.76 x D 0.31 in.
The length of the necklace is about 40cm / 15.75 in.
Weight of the case and the necklace: 0.025 Kg / 0.055 lbs.