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« on: March 06, 2007 03:44:29 PM »

In Febuary, I created these dreads and matching lariat for
(would you believe it)
someone who plans to wear them on her Winter wedding day!
Now that's one bride whose wedding pics I'd love to see  Wink


Also, I felted up this wild creation for someone
but had the hardest time giving it away.
This one is so my style.
When I've got a spare few minutes, I hope to be able to create something like this for myself




Some other dreadlocks I've been making include:







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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007 04:00:12 PM »

In Febuary, I created these dreads and matching lariat for
(would you believe it)
someone who plans to wear them on her Winter wedding day!

If you don't have at least a couple of little dreads on your wedding day, believe me, you're not paying enough attention.  Wink

BTW, these look fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007 04:21:29 PM »

Gasp! Awesome! You're so talented and full of imagination! This rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 04:27:51 PM »

im in awe...these are amazing
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007 04:40:26 PM »

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.  What wonderful special locks.  The twists and the way you attach the leaves is freaking awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007 05:19:08 PM »

Oooooo!  I'm in awe!  Love them, JaneDoe!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007 05:24:29 PM »

these are wonderful, im home alone and grinning like an idiot...great job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007 05:25:52 PM »

omg! I love them! I can't wear dreads anymore though, i had a bad experience with them my first and only time every wearing them. I bought some beautiful double ended dreads. I have very thin hair, and when i took them out after a couple weeks, I was almost bald. my hair came out in handfuls and i had scabs on my head where they were pulling, but they werent tight and they werent uncomfortable so I have no idea what happened? do yo have any idea?... but anywho where do you buy your synth hair or wool if thats what you use) to make them? I can't find that stuff ANYWHERE.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007 07:13:25 PM »

Cheers guys  Smiley

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my hair came out in handfuls and i had scabs on my head where they were pulling, but they werent tight and they werent uncomfortable so I have no idea what happened?

I've a few explanations, but I can't be 100% certain (being on the other end of the internet and all  Wink )
Normally, everyone's scalp sheds hair daily.
When your hair is plaited, or has other objects holding your hair together, the shed hair is kept tied in with the rest of your hair. Depending on how long you leave your hair plaited or with dreadlocks installed, the naturally shedded hair continues to build up. After a month of letting your shed hair build up, it can seem like a lot of hair.
I'm more concerned about the scalp sores you had.
That usually occurs from dreads not being installed tight enough. If they're loosely installed, the weight is unevenly distributed, and the dread might be pulling on only 4 or 5 strands, causing you pain.

However if it is as drastic as you suggest, check with your doctor.
Hair loss can be a symptom of various health issues.

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but anywho where do you buy your synth hair or wool if thats what you use) to make them? I can't find that stuff ANYWHERE.


I buy my wool top from a local vendor where I live in Sydney, but there are a number of online places you could also try.
Have a browse through this post to see if there's somewhere that suits you
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66730.0
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007 07:47:20 PM »

I wonder if it could have been some sort of allergic reaction to the wool. (?)

Just a thought.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007 07:58:42 PM »

I love these wonderful dreads!! also I love your felted beads on the esty shop too!
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007 11:08:01 PM »

Jane!!! Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous!! I adore the second pair.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007 05:59:16 AM »

JaneDoe, You are just so f'in amazing. And I wish I had the guts to wear them; you are so talented!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2007 07:23:46 AM »

what an awesome idea! you're so talented, and they look amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2007 09:35:01 AM »

OMG I love the last ones Smiley
 how do you put them in?
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2007 06:34:05 PM »

Wow, those are gorgeous! I've always been a fan of synthetic hair, but I think you're dreads make me want a pair of fiber ones!
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2007 06:39:14 PM »

I love the way that you chose thsolors as well as how you put the leaves and things in there with them, great job!
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007 11:00:23 PM »

Cheers guys  Smiley

OMG I love the last ones Smiley
 how do you put them in?

Here's the tutorial I send with everyone's kits.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/jungle_dread/Install.jpg
The img is a little grainy due to the automatic craftster img sizing so check the URL

Wow, those are gorgeous! I've always been a fan of synthetic hair, but I think you're dreads make me want a pair of fiber ones!
Well apart from my obvious bias to fiber, I prefer the media because it's lighter than synth, and much more snuggly.
And of course you can get awesome color effects with fiber

I love felt  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007 09:07:47 AM »

Oh Jane you always thrill me so with your funky and hip style. You go sister love-it's going to be a fabulously felty occasion.  Kiss Kiss YAY!

The twists and the way you attach the leaves is freaking awesome.
giggle...gracie...It's hard for me to imagine you saying 'freaking awesome'. but it's freekin' awesome that you did.  Wink Grin lol.  Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007 11:27:28 AM »

Ooooh great tute JaneDoe!
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2007 11:43:12 AM »

Do you have a tute on dread MAKING? I'm totally in love!!!

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2007 02:57:25 PM »

I've been a fan of your work for a while now, but I never commented before, but wow I love your work so much Cheesy The dreads with flowers on are my favorite. ^_^ They're so pretty!

I made 82 (!) double ended dreads today, and my hands are literally rubbed raw D: little cuts and grazes all over, from rubbing on the towel beneath... I guess I should wear gloves or something next time... :S
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2007 06:47:08 PM »

beautiful. i want dreads on my wedding day.
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2007 08:01:52 AM »

Wedding dreads beat all that hairspray they usually load the poor brides up with.

I love the jungle-themed ones.  If I thought I was a dread-wearin' kind of gal, I'd go for something like that.

Your dreads look great on your client.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2007 08:01:27 AM »

Wow, those dreads are astoundingly beautiful.  Love, love, love the wedding dreads.  Any for your special day?
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007 12:02:09 AM »

Love, love, love the wedding dreads.  Any for your special day?

Although it'd look awesome, I'm staying relatively conservative for the big day.
The other family is fairly "traditional" so I didn't want to push the envelope too far.  Wink



I've another creation that I just received pictures of them being worn

(two more imgs on the first page)
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007 11:47:31 AM »

wow jane- you never cease to floor me.
wicked awesome kick-ass
you rock my world.
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007 02:44:03 PM »

wicked awesome kick-ass
you rock my world.
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Flattery gets you everywhere Lexis  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2007 03:48:20 PM »

lurve that jungle dreads......... Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2007 04:39:47 PM »

Lozpie, I had the same problem till I switched to bubble wrap!  It beats towels for me hands down.
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2007 02:36:33 PM »

Holy cow!   Those are so awesome!  I would love to see the brides photos too!

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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2008 11:05:48 AM »

Wow! Amazing! The photos of people wearing them as well. They look great!
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2008 05:30:50 AM »

those are amazing.
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2008 04:07:48 PM »

Thanks  Smiley
I've made more since these, so I'll have another post up soon
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Freakin awesome! How heavy are those?
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« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2008 12:31:49 AM »

longer = heavier of course, but a regular shoulder length set only weighs around 150grams.
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They're always so much lighter than I expect them to be.
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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2009 07:59:23 AM »

Wow, wow, wow!!!  These are fantastic.  I just love them.  I wish I could wear something like this, but at my age, and with how thin my hair is, it just wouldn't look right.  But I can dream.  Do you have a website or shop you sell these from?
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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2009 07:55:14 PM »

Hey Fibercat, thanks for the kind words.
I started wearing these because I've crazy curly hair, and just want it to be tamer sometimes.
Buying & selling of crafts isn't discussed openly on craftster.
The correct etiquette is to either look in someone's profile, or to send them a PM
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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2009 08:43:02 PM »

Oops!  Sorry about that.
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These are so cool! Thanks for sharing  Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2009 02:04:08 AM »

Ask the universe a question, get an oddly specific reply.

About how much wool goes into a head of hair like that?
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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2009 02:21:01 PM »

I always wondered how these were put in. I was hoping it would be somewhat easier, not that it's not, but so you could easily just wear them for a day or so. Very nice work.
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« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2009 10:58:30 AM »

These are gorgeous. I'm going to have to get hold of something like this!
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« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2009 03:14:54 PM »

Wow... These are amazing!! I LOVE them!!

I have very thin hair, and when i took them out after a couple weeks, I was almost bald. my hair came out in handfuls and i had scabs on my head where they were pulling,

I am SO sorry clone... I would have been scared to death if I were you... must have been really freaky..
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