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« on: November 25, 2007 12:49:35 PM »

I saw these little string doll keyrings sold at an alternative shop a few weeks ago, and today I found some string and decided I'd try making one...
Here's the type I mean:

Turns out they're quite tricky... to start just getting the head to stay in a round shape, and then getting the string tight enough. I ended up painting him to try to stick the string together.
Here's my attempt:

As you can see the glue is still drying! I used cotton buds as a base for the arms and legs, anyone have any other ideas? I don't think I'd be able to make them from scratch from one piece of string  Undecided
I'm in the middle of making another one, but I used rolled up cling film to make the base 'ball' for the head. I'm hoping to put them on chains for a keyring for my sister fos christmas  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 01:25:41 PM »

Those look really hard to do.. but they're awesome. And I like yours! It's cute.. with the little screwy metal things coming of its head and the blood. Haha awesome

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 04:08:14 PM »

I was JUST laying in bed last night thinking about making these! How freaky is that!
I hope someone has some tips.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007 01:24:30 AM »

Haha! Good job! It's a good attempt! There was this craze here in Asia a while ago and we call them voodoo dolls here. I bought one for myself which was supposed to help me make more wealth and one for my mum to prevent backstabbers!!! Hope you have fun making them!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007 03:56:01 AM »

they are VERY fun to make, and quite simple really... I've made a 'ghost' one (using one stick at the bottom) so I'll put that up once it's finished!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007 06:54:40 AM »

I made few string dolls using strings ONLY! Smiley No wires or whatever base used.

It has to be tight and you have to do it carefully. It was quite tricky.
I got a blister on my right thumb.. XP When I have time I'll post a tutorial about this. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 01:19:55 PM »

Very cool. I have seen them all over the place!

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007 02:04:03 AM »

heheh, those are cool, how abot using a styrofoam ball for the head then wrapping the string around it gluing it down with pva glue as you go along?

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007 03:51:34 AM »

Really cute thing to do. Looks a bit tricky but I think I'll make one try anyway. ^_^
How big is yours? o_O

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007 07:20:43 AM »

thanks for the tips, and a tutorial would be great! heres the ghost one i made...
they're quite small, the green one is only 3" tall, but the white ones a teeny bit bigger. I think I'm gona try attaching them to a keyring or something like that, I dont think they'll make very good pins because of their shape...
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