My latest passion has been felting. I particularly love needle felting. This is something that could probably be analyzed. Being one who is attracted to fiber and texture, I am especially drawn to the wool and have been incorporating felted beads into my jewelry. Sometimes the beads seem so "basic", but then I think that's part of the attraction for me. They are simple, simply made from a natural material. They are a fresh and "smooth" element in the rythm of a mixed media design. That's not to say they aren't time consuming or irritating to the ol carpel tunnel.