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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Glow in the Dark Shorts on: July 10, 2012 09:20:11 AM
Thanks! No, there isn't really a difference. It's just that I like to get my wires from EZ-EL because they sell wires + inverters together in neat kit packages for a good price compared to other places that sell them separately and cost more.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Glow in the Dark Shorts on: July 09, 2012 03:15:36 PM
Yep.. so I'm pretty much obsessed with anything that glows. So I had an idea for this festival coming up in August. It's called IDENTITY in Mountain View, CA and a lot rave-goers go there. Girls normally wear minimal clothing, like tutus and fluffy boots, but I decided to just decorate my shorts with EZ-EL Wire of course! I started in the front with some squiggly designs on the side, and just for giggles I sewed a cute little heart on the center of my butt lol. Suuuuuuper easy and fun to make!



Materials:
 1. Translucent Thread
 2. Needle
 3. 25ft Purple EZ-EL wire
 4. Wire cutter
 5. Fabric chalk
 6. Velcro

Step 1:
Decide what design you want on your article of clothing! For me, I decided to do squiggly patterns on the side of my legs and a heart on the butt. When you've decided, place the connecter and inverter on the inner waistband of your shorts or shirt. This is where you will begin sewing.


Step 2: Begin using thread (color depends on your article of clothing) to sew on the pattern onto your shorts.




Step 3: Almost done! Just need to snip off the excess wire and sew the rest of it onto the shorts.
Ta da!







 
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A Jarfull of Fobs on: July 06, 2012 10:30:39 AM
How precious! A fob a day is admirable, good luck to you! They're all so adorable and perfect little gems.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / July 4th EZ-EL Wire Hat on: July 06, 2012 09:23:55 AM
This past fourth of July I decided to make a fedora hat decked out with EZ-EL Wire! I used the colors red, white, and blue of course, and twisted and turned the colors together to form some patterns. Check it out! Smiley



Step-By-Step Tutorial if you're interested!

Materials:

1. Hat
2. 10' Red EL Wire
3. 10' Blue EL Wire
4. 10' White EL Wire
5. Needle
6. Black Sewing Thread
7. 3v Inverter
8. 3-way splitter cable
9. Scissor
10. 1-3 Zip Tie


Step 1: Cut hole

Using a scissor, cut a 3/4 in. hole at the top corner of the hat. Mimic what is being done in the picture or poke a hole where ever you want to start off your design. Poking this hole will help conceal the start of the wire and allow the output wires to be concealed inside the hat.

Step 2: String the Wire through the Hole

String EZ-EL wire through the hole you have just made in Step 1.

Step 3: Zip Tie

Zip tie the red, white, and blue EL wire together.

Step 4: Pull!

Once the wire is through the hole, pull the EL wire all the way through unti the very end. Make sure to conceal the non-Plastic part inside of the hat.

Step 5: Start Stitching

You can do any pattern you choose to. Place the wire anywhere you want to start your design. I chose to start the process at the top of the hat. Poke the needle from inside the hat and poke it through to the outside and continue two more times. the string should end up back inside the the hat where you tie it off with the starting end.

Step 6: Collect Wire & Twist


Wrap the collected wires together on the edge and sew it at the curving point.

Put the EL wires together. Sew the beginning in to the side of the hat first, then start twisting. Once you are satisfied with the length of the twist pattern go ahead and sew the end point of the twist pattern to the hat. ( I twisted the wire until the i used up all the wire.) Then twist tie the end point to prevent it from unraveling. Using the twisted pattern wrap the wire around the hat or line it up to create your own design.

Step 7: Poke Hole and End Point

Poke a hole at the brim of the hat or anywhere your design ends. Then string the excess wire through the hole. This helps conceal the wire and allows it to rest on the side of the hat.

Snip off any excess wire with a wire cutter and you've got yourself a custom made hat! Feel free to change out the colors and the design to make it your own!

And now you've got a decked out hat that glows in the dark!


5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Neon Children's Umbrella using EL Wire on: July 05, 2012 10:46:41 AM
Thanks everyone! I never realized how much it looked like a jellyfish until now. And if you've never seen EZ-EL wire before, you should definitely check it out, it's fun stuff!
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Jellyfish Pendants on: July 02, 2012 10:19:08 AM
They're all so amazing!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Neon Children's Umbrella using EL Wire on: July 02, 2012 10:17:30 AM
Haha thanks. Add some squiggly things hanging at the end of the wires and it could be a jellyfish!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Neon Children's Umbrella using EL Wire on: July 02, 2012 09:48:19 AM
Here's something I recently did with my little niece! I used EZ-EL Wire to line her umbrella and made a little turtle at the handle too. It's a really easy and especially fun project to do, especially if you're making it with a little mischief. 



Picture Tutorial if you're interested Cheesy

Step 1: Start at the Handle
Start the wire near the handle of the umbrella, where the inverter will go, and move up the shaft to the neck. At the neck, tape the EL wire to it by wrapping tape around the shaft and wire.

Step 2: Taping Wire to the Edges

At the end of the spoke, tape the wire across the edge of the umbrella. You can also zip tie the wire to the spoke for added security and strength.

Step 3: Looping around the Edge
Tape EL wire down the next spoke over using the same technique as used in Step 2. At the top of the umbrella, loop the wire around the neck. Then tape the EL wire back up the same spoke towards the edge. Tip: Make sure to leave enough slack in the loop to allow the umbrella to close properly.

Repeat Steps 2-5 for the entire umbrella till all the spokes have EL wire attached.

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: EL Wire Wheelchair on: June 28, 2012 02:13:01 PM
Thanks guys! Also, I like the Latin in your personal text Wildeheart!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / EL Wire Wheelchair on: June 28, 2012 11:07:52 AM
Got some positive feedback on my last project, so I thought I'd post another one! Here's a wheelchair decked out with EZ-EL Wire. I thought it would be really cool because it makes your wheelchair more visible at night, and a whole lot more awesome!

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