After seeing Mr. Mers pet jellyfish I decided he needed another one, a felted one in his creator’s favourite colours. I am sure you saw him playing with his new pet in Jan’s post. mr-mer-gets-a-new-little-friend-part-1/
First, you need to make a small needle felted disk.
Then peel it off. You can see how thick it is. It is fairly thick for the size but it could be thinner but doesn’t need to be.
Now what you want to do is turn the disk into a bowl shape. You do this by holding your needle almost flat against the felt and poking around and around the rim of the disk.
Soon it will start to form a shallow bowl.
Keep at it
And you will end up with a nice bowl. The perfect shape for a Jellyfish bell.
I forgot to take a picture of myself needling 6 small Blue Faced Leicester locks into the bowl so they would hang down the outside edge of the bowl. 4 would have worked but more than 6 I think would have been too much. After I poked them in I trimmed the outside of the bowl to get rid of the fuzzy bits they created. It seemed a bit plain so I added the 2 blue lines around the outside to create a Blue Ringed Jellyfish.
I added a String through the top to act as a leash. Don’t worry it doesn’t hurt the Jellyfish.