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Cadmium_Red
« on: July 04, 2007 04:10:18 AM »

Hi Everyone!

Here is my Tiara celebrating my love of crochet! Cold because I am FREEZING at the moment and Dark because, well, it's black! Made using black crochet cotton and a size 2mm hook, a lot of starch and secured with a bobby pin at either end. I think I might actually wear it out of the house! Thanks for looking and to all the ladies on the crochet board who never fail to inspire and encourage!


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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 04:16:33 AM »

That is so awesome! I would totally wear one of those.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 04:46:21 AM »

that is so cool!!!!!! I would have never have thought of crocheting (even though i can't but anyway) I mean wire and beads popped into my head, not crochet, and yet yours is B-E-A-utiful!!!!!!!!
Love it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 04:55:17 AM »

So delicate-looking and sturdy-looking at the same time... excellent!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 05:09:24 AM »

Beautiful - Selkie
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 07:22:55 AM »

WOW.  I bow down at the feet of the Crochet Queen.  I am truly inspired.  You said you used black crochet cotton?  What brand is it?  How did you do your starching?
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007 07:34:32 AM »

fuji.mama- Thanks!!! The crochet cotton I used has lost it's band, I'll try and find out what it was! The starch it I used is called "Robin", powder one in a box, the instructions said to mix about 1 tablespoon to 3 1/2 cups boiling water but I only used 1 cup, let it sit in there for a bit, squeezed it out and pinned it out on a two litre plastic coke bottle and dried it with a hair dryer! I think it could do with a bit more starch though, I think I'll try a spray one, this is the first time I've ever starched anything so there are probably better ways to do it!
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007 07:42:29 AM »

oh that IS lovely!  *admires it* It looks like something fit for any queen. <3
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 10:24:01 AM »

That's so beautiful! How long did it take you?

Starching - if you have something that won't melt like a Coke bottle, that you can wrap around, it works well if you spray & iron dry, spray & iron. Maybe if you have a glass vase in that size? If you do that though, make sure you're doing it in a non-carpeted area. Since not all of the starch you spray will end up where you want it, you may end up with a puddle on the floor :\
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 10:43:50 AM »

You should wear it out its really great.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007 10:49:35 AM »

Thanks so much to everyone for the really nice comments!!

hello summer!- Thanks, I'm not sure exactly how long it took, I did it over a couple of days, and there was quite a bit of trying and ripping out cause I wasnt really sure what I wanted. Probably now that I have an idea how to do it, and hour or 2.
Thanks for the tips on the starch! :-)
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007 11:12:43 AM »

elegant crown, if you are talking about spray starch you buy in a can, be careful with it. It sometimes leaves a nasty look to some things.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007 11:49:54 AM »

That is truly a masterpiece. You should be proud.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007 04:31:27 PM »

if i had one of these, i would wear it at least once a week!  gorgeous!  great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007 05:30:10 PM »

Good job!
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007 05:35:39 PM »

Lovely work! This is just great -- I would wear it all the time!
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2007 11:58:15 PM »

Thanks everyone!
wasabipeasrule - thank you! you made my day!
susankg53- Thanks I'll keep that in mind!
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2007 04:22:13 AM »

Sooo very cute!

It would be the perfect design for a wedding tiara as well.

...and what beautiful hair you have, wow!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2007 04:52:33 AM »

Sooo very cute!

It would be the perfect design for a wedding tiara as well.

...and what beautiful hair you have, wow!!
Thank you very much! I'm finally enjoying the curls after spending years wishing I had straight hair!
Let me know if you'd like the pattern, I'll try and work it out!
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2007 07:17:55 AM »

BEAUTIFUL! You are totally the queen of crochet!
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2007 07:44:33 AM »

I'm in agreement with others - it is beautiful. And so elegant and classy!
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2007 12:03:07 PM »

I would love a pattern, if you work it out - that tiara is beautiful!
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2007 01:01:05 PM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2007 05:46:40 PM »

That's lovely and I think we should ALL wear those all winter, especially with our curly hair! Great work!
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2007 06:31:28 AM »

This is amazing! I love it! I have tried to crochet a tiara but it just wont work out for me. I would love to see a pattern and totally make my own. <3
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2007 11:06:42 AM »

So far, this is my favorite!

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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2007 11:19:36 AM »

Ditto to all the comments - I love this and it looks so beautiful with your hair!
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2007 03:19:44 PM »

That is so wonderful! I have starched crochet before & I can never get it to stiffen! Way to go!
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2007 11:33:58 PM »

You got my vote - it was an agonizing decision but this one won because I want to make one so badly.  I would love to see a pattern!  Also your hair is my dream hair! Georgeous hair fantastic tiara!
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2007 11:47:12 PM »

You got my vote - it was an agonizing decision but this one won because I want to make one so badly.  I would love to see a pattern!  Also your hair is my dream hair! Georgeous hair fantastic tiara!
Thanks so much!!! I'm working on a pattern for it, I'll post it up on the crochet board within the next week or so!
And thanks to everyone for such great comments!
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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2007 02:51:01 PM »

Beautiful! It looks great with your hair!
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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2007 05:38:19 AM »

that crown is gorgeous! and i must say it rests on the head of one of the prettiest girls i have ever seen (this sounds so creepy i know, but you know when you look at a painting, and want to tell everyone how lovely it was, well, when i saw your picture, i had to tell you....i swear im not an online pervert....wow is there anyway to save this...lol)
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2007 06:08:54 AM »

that crown is gorgeous! and i must say it rests on the head of one of the prettiest girls i have ever seen (this sounds so creepy i know, but you know when you look at a painting, and want to tell everyone how lovely it was, well, when i saw your picture, i had to tell you....i swear im not an online pervert....wow is there anyway to save this...lol)
LOL,.....ummm, Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2007 10:36:38 AM »

that crown is gorgeous! and i must say it rests on the head of one of the prettiest girls i have ever seen (this sounds so creepy i know, but you know when you look at a painting, and want to tell everyone how lovely it was, well, when i saw your picture, i had to tell you....i swear im not an online pervert....wow is there anyway to save this...lol)
LOL,.....ummm, Thanks! Smiley

yea i told my husband about it, and showed him the project....and what i wrote, and he said that no matter how i worded it, i woulda sounded like a creep...it really was meant as just a genuine compliment tho...nothing perverse or improper
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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2007 10:08:02 PM »

that crown is gorgeous! and i must say it rests on the head of one of the prettiest girls i have ever seen (this sounds so creepy i know, but you know when you look at a painting, and want to tell everyone how lovely it was, well, when i saw your picture, i had to tell you....i swear im not an online pervert....wow is there anyway to save this...lol)
LOL,.....ummm, Thanks! Smiley

yea i told my husband about it, and showed him the project....and what i wrote, and he said that no matter how i worded it, i woulda sounded like a creep...it really was meant as just a genuine compliment tho...nothing perverse or improper
Dont worry, I did take it as a compliment!
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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2007 11:19:56 AM »

your tiara is lovely! it is probably one of the only ones out of all the entries that i would wear outside. you should really try to make more... maybe add some beads? i sure would love to see more of this
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2007 11:04:29 PM »

Wow that's absolutely gorgeous. So simple and classic looking. Definitely wearable, and it looks so good on you!
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2007 02:17:45 PM »

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This is so fantastic!  Great job <3
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« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2007 05:43:04 AM »

wonderfully intricate Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2007 06:34:57 PM »

Great! Verry creative.  I love Crochet
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« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2007 09:47:58 AM »

YAY !! you won!! (i'd voted for you too!) YAY!
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2007 06:07:22 AM »

I'm eagerly awaiting the pattern for this!  It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2007 06:53:34 PM »

dag nabbit, i would wear this in white for my someday wedding!
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« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2007 08:23:14 PM »

That's gorgeous! I can't crochet so it feels like it was difficult to make XD
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beautiful, did you work out a pattern for it? I'd love to make one for myself if you did. Smiley
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