Felt Pebbles

created by

Ronel Jordaan

$16.00 $ 9.99

created by

Ronel Jordaan

read more about the maker

Like A Rock

With their subtle lines and organic shapes, these decorative felt pebbles will add a modern touch of nature to any home. Handmade in South Africa by women in a job creation program, these soft sculptures come in a variety of colors and shapes and will look lovely displayed in a bowl or vase.

No choice of color. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. Handmade in South Africa. Sold individually.

Made in

In 2005, Ronel Jordaan, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely self-taught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felt forms.

By patiently rubbing and coaxing threads of pure wool into shapes in nature that inspire her, she found her direction and started a small home industry.

Next, she trained a handful of women to help her. Recognized for their originality, her creations found an immediate market.

She has applied the felting process to create a variety of textures and shapes, including leaves, flowers, webs, thorns, hides and bark. The most recognizable of all her products are her felt pebbles and rocks.

Consistent with being inspired by nature, these products are equally harmonious with nature; all processes implemented in the workshop are eco-friendly.

The wastewater produced is reused in the lush, sun-drenched gardens that are grown in containers above the workspace—a warehouse in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. The vegetables harvested are then given to the workers to take home or sell.

The soap, which is essential to the felting process, is made in South Africa and is fully biodegradable, and all dyes are imported from Germany, specifically chosen because they are lead-free and meet the European Eco-Standard.

Although wool traditionally undergoes a process called carbonization—where a bath of hydrochloric acid and other chemicals is used to clean the wool—Ronel Jordaan uses no chemicals. All of the wool used is 100% South African, from sheep raised by farmers who do not practice mulesing, the controversial removal of the wool-bearing skin under a sheep's tail.

Handmade
Made from
felt
Measurements
approx. 2.5" L
Notes
hand wash recommended.
Item ID
16343

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Felt Pebbles
 
2.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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    (4)

10%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Description

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Felt Pebbles:

I also thought there would be multiple pebbles since the name of the product is "Felt Pebbles." I received my order, that was suppose to be a christmas gift, and was extremely disappointed! I thought they were such a great idea and unique, but with only one for [$] not much you can do with just one. Will be very cautious when ordering from them again. Love the uniqueness of the site, but this product was an eye opener for future purchases! Buyer Beware!!!!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not worth the money

By 

from twin cities, mn

Verified Buyer

Comments about Felt Pebbles:

Based on the description, I thought there were several pebbles in the package. Instead there was one small plum sized pebble that resembled a grade school project. I was highly disappointed. These were supposed to be a gift but due to the poor quality, I cannot give it as a gift

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Visitors do a double take!

By 

from Juliette, GA

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about Felt Pebbles:

    I love river rocks. I collect them from all of my hiking trips. When I added these felt pebbles to my collection I have on display in my studio, visitors did double takes! They had to handle and admire them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I misread and thought I would get more

    By 

    from Lockport, NY

    About Me Decorator

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Different

    Cons

    • too expensive

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about Felt Pebbles:

    It is difficult to use this as I had hoped (in a bowl) as there is only 1.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    natural but confusing

    By 

    from Tehachapi, CA

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unusual
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

    • Confusing as gift
    • Explanation is needed

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about Felt Pebbles:

    This would be a better gift if information about how and where they are made were included.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Strange lil pebbles

    By 

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unifies Environment

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about Felt Pebbles:

    I bought this for a gift for my mother because she's always picking up rocks. Since you can't choose which rock, I took a chance on the luck of the draw. I got one that isn't quite as convincing as a "pebble." I gave it to her anyway and we had a good laugh but the blue "pebble" wasn't as obvious. Good use of recycled material though!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    thought there'd be more

    By 

    from New Haven CT

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

    • Have to buy in mulitples

    Best Uses

      Comments about Felt Pebbles:

      I thought that for the price I'd get an assortment of felt pebbles, but this buys only one. You need to by at least three to five to get a good effect

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      wierd

      By 

      from boston,ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Visually Pleasing

        Best Uses

        • Ambience

        Comments about Felt Pebbles:

        did not like it...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By 

        from Fenton, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Visually Pleasing

          Best Uses

            Comments about Felt Pebbles:

            It's called Felt Pepple not felt softball. It was a perfectly round bright yellow softball. It looked nothing like the pictures show. I ended up throwing it away because I had to explain what it was every time someone looked at it, what it was actually supposed to be (a felt pepple). I was thinking it was going to be more the size of a rock/pepple but it was a 4 1/2 in round ball. Looked nothing like a rock or pepple.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Didn't Rock Me

            By 

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Looking To Fill Space

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique idea for a product
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

            • Uniform shape of pebbles

            Best Uses

            • Display

            Comments about Felt Pebbles:

            I like the color variety, but as mentioned above, the shape of the pebbles was too uniform. Instead of looking like pebbles (or rocks, since they are bigger than pebbles -- like the size of kiwis) they kind of look like felt spheres.

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