May 24, 2013

Felted Flower Brooches by Roltinica

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Elena Roltinica, of Naberezhney Chelny, Russia, 
creates felted floral brooches that are exceptionally beautiful! 
Fabulous, attention-getting accessories for a lapel, hat, belt or purse. 
She owns a hand-crafted business called Roltinica
I've interviewed her and "picked" a few of her flowers for you to see.
Each one is more lovely than the last!


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Elena, how did you start making these lovely felted flowers?
It all began with my daughter Tatiana, who came across a felted purse tutorial online. I made one for her, and she was overjoyed! Through that experience, I fell in love with felt! I eventually tried making flowers and became completely absorbed in it. 



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They look so real!
I do felting every day, and I'm always experimenting. I've come up with my own technique so that the fluffy wool becomes smooth and soft, yet firm. I try to make my flowers look real and the only thing that's lacking is their fragrance!



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Tell us more about your experiments.
New techniques and fibers offer possibilities that let me create different and unique items. In addition to wool, silk is a fiber that is great for felting. By mixing wool and silk, I can create interesting textures for more exotic flowers.



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What are your plans for the future?
I wish there were more than 24 hours in one day! I plan on writing a master class for flower felting. People are often curious to learn how I make petals and stamens that look so real. I'll be happy to share my knowledge with other felt-loving artists!



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In addition to brooches, hair clips and rings are available.

Find Roltinica on Etsy and Facebook.



Images used with direct permission from Elena.

30 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! The flowers are just amazing - thank you for sharing!I especially love the last flower - that white poppy - exquisite!

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    1. Why, thank you, Mulberry Whisper! I love that white one too! Elena's so talented!

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  2. Dear LuAnn, I am happy and proud that you blogged about me! Thank you very much for this interview - it was a great pleasure for me to answer your questions. Wishing all the very best to you and yours!

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    1. Elena, the thanks goes to you! I really appreciate being able to share your talents with my readers. You do such lovely work! :)

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  3. oh, very beautiful flowers!

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous? Thanks for your comment!

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    1. Yes they are! Elena is a wonderful artist!

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  5. Great interview! :)

    I love all Alena's work. She creates so beautiful flowers!

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    1. Thank you, Tetiana!
      I agree! Her flowers are so gorgeous!

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Irina.
      Don't you just love her work?

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  7. Such pretty flowers. Great work!

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    1. I agree SocksAndMittens! Just lovely!

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  8. Beautiful flowers from a great master!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Vasilinka.
      I agree, Elena's art is just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for your comment.
      YES, they are gorgeous, and so realistic!

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  10. Love her art! Beautiful flowers!

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  11. Wonderful flowers! Thank you for the great article!

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    1. You're very welcome, Alery! Glad you like it.
      She is one talented artist!

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  12. Wonderful works!
    Remarkable master!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback! She is an amazing artist!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Tamara!
      I certainly agree with you! :)

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  14. Lovely! A tutorial would be great!

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    1. Nice to hear from you. Yes, I'd love to learn how to make those gorgeous brooches. She sure does beautiful work!

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    1. Yes, I sure do agree with you, Irina!
      They're beautiful! Thanks for your comment!

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