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redgreen
« on: June 01, 2008 06:18:42 AM »

Hi,
I've been trying to find out how to make this type of earrings for ages, I've seen this weaving in different places but dn't know what it's called.
Can anyone help what the technique is and how to make it?

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 06:47:05 AM »

i feel familiar with this...i think i made something in my elementary or junior high with this technique...
i hope it's similar technique...it's just connecting the the string/thread from side to side...
try to cut a piece of thick paper with zig zag scissor. Make the earring shape like that (like water drop), but you don't have to make a "hole" in the middle side...just make it solid...so it's the silhouette that you will copy...then try to connect from side to side in every "zag" (assumption: zig is the peak and zag is the "bottom" (^.^) ); connect from left zag to right zag...anyway, i think, with some creativity to modify the connection, you will find some modification...after first "layer" of connection if made, try to make a second layer with different color of thread...

it's not like really weaving technique i think...it's simply connecting the thread...i'm really-really familiar with this...i made this when i was a kid...i made a photo frame, if i'm not mistaken...

very nice idea to make this technique to make an earring...when i was a kid and made this, i thought this technique was boring and useless...what's for?...now, i know someone can make it useful beautifully (^.^)

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 07:15:03 AM »

It looks like string art
to me, although I've never seen it in an earring before...
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 08:49:50 AM »

string art!  I actually just bought my boys string art kits at a dollar store in Jersey when I was on vacation.  I used to do it all the time when I was growing up.

Check out the 1970's craft books - they will have lots of string art things in them.
Sadly I couldn't find any string art jewelry projects online.  If I come across any in the books I have here I will definitely let you know!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 09:14:01 AM »

I googled string art and found this http://www.b4scouts.com/Library/String_Art_NZ.pdf
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 09:26:50 AM »

Thanks everyone...that will get me going.
I'll post some results soon  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 11:31:11 AM »

You can also check out molla flowers:   http://www.beadedgarden.com/about/about_molla1.php
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008 12:53:43 AM »

Those earrings really look cute.

I found a short instruction on how to make Ganutell flowers (scroll down to 'How to make a floret using the method of Ganutell?').
As for the pattern you may want to take a look at The Art of Thread Design.

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009 04:24:53 AM »

a like this earrings

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009 11:02:14 AM »

These have often been called "Peruvian Thread Art" earrings too:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Peruvian+thread+art+earring

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