These natural wood spheres are the most widely used supply for making small dolls, figures, gifts and toys. With wool felt, pipe cleaners, and a few simple stitches you can create a wonderful plaything for your child or a darling fairy or gnome for the nature table.
A bead can be a head and being unvarnished you can easily add a painted or drawn face. Some dolls might use smaller beads for the hands and feet. We offer every size, and more, needed for the projects in the books Felt Wee Folk New Adventures, Forest Fairy Crafts and Feltcraft.
Actual bead sizes can vary slightly between manufacturers.
In Felt Wee Folk New Adventures, author Salley Mavor notes "...one company's 20mm beads are a bit larger (or smaller) than another's 20mm beads. This will only be apparent when fitting a felt wig piece or hat on a doll's head, so patterns may need slight adjustment."
Sizes: 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm
Sizes used in the book Felt Wee Folk: 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm and 20mm
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -
Small parts: not for children under 3 yrs.