By Sheryl Borden
Local columnist 

Jewelry, stencils ahead on show


Last updated 5/29/2021 at 3:47pm

Information on jewelry, creating a puckered effect on fabric and working with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain).

Did you know that amber is a soothing, calming and cleansing stone? Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to talk about various gemstones and explain their metaphysical meanings. Her company is Rachel Claire Collection in San Jose, Calilfornia.

Patty Dunn will demonstrate how to use elastic in the bobbin of the sewing machine to get a puckered effect. After the seam is stitched, all you need to do is steam to create the look. Her company is All Dunn Designs in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Sara Mower will show how to easily create beautiful art work with stencils by simply tracing. You can also use the edges to create coordinating frames and borders. She represents Roylco, Inc. in Anderson, South Carolina.

Information on making hobby unicorns and refurbishing wreaths and floral arrangements will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lois Boncer makes all kinds of dolls and animals, and will show how to make a hobby unicorn, which is a hobby horse dressed in white satin with a gold horn. Her company is Aardvark to Zebra, and she’s from Carlsbad, California.

Rose Riley, owner of Katie’s Flowerland in Clovis, will show how to turn old wreaths, floral arrangements and other decorations into works of art by simply adding new materials to them.

General tips for needle felting with foam


STYROFOAM Brand Foam Make it: Fun TM

Wool Roving from National Nonwovens

Needle Felt tool and Molds by Clover

Beacon Hold the Foam & Fabri-tac glues

Round toothpicks and skewers for extra stability between pieces.

Waxed knife for cutting foam pieces (rub with candle)

Brush to get rid of small pieces of foam

Needle Felt & Foam Head Technique:

Cover Styrofoam egg for head evenly with wool and insert needle up and down into foam adhering wool to egg. To create eye socket push gently with thumbs and use needle to punch several more times. Place a small amount of black wool in eye socket. Needle felt around edge first then center. For more control use single needle. TIP: Pull two equal amounts of wool at same time to ensure eyes are same size. Repeat for second eye matching size by referring to first eye. Place a small amount of pink in nose area at end of egg. Needle felt in place from outside edges in. Pull a thin line of pink to needle felt mouth. This completes the head. For photos and more instructions for making felted items, go to

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:

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