A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 302,560
Currently Running With Scissors:
694 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Miniature Yarn Ball Dangle Earrings  (Read 4717 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
phoenixfiredesigns
~* The Amazing Miss M! *~
Offline Offline

Posts: 5097
Joined: 12-Apr-2007

(That crazy Tree of Life Pendant girl)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: June 18, 2008 04:29:54 PM »

I make these little yarn balls for use in my dollhouse sized miniatures (like in this thread) and today I had the fun idea to make up six mini balls of yarn but turn them into earrings. So I did!



I think they're just fun, silly and cute. Love looked at me weird when I showed them to him, but he often does that on the quirkier crafts.  Grin

Thoughts welcome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

{ Like what I post? It's likely for sale! Etsy Storefront: http://phoenixfiredesigns.etsy.com }

{ My Blog: http://giveneyestosee.com/blog || LIKE PFD http://facebook.com/PhoenixFireDesigns }

{ Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/missmturner/ }
CreativeChick8
Offline Offline

Posts: 565
Joined: 02-Dec-2007

www.soundwavejewelry.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008 04:36:27 PM »

so so cute. I love em!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Come on.....you know geeks rock your world.....

myspace: www.myspace.com/creativechick8
flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/blackaudiophotography
etsy: www.soundwavejewelr y.etsy.com
dannispring240
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008 04:37:15 PM »

Fabulous!
Great gift idea for a knitter/crocheter! ^^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am very sorry to anyone wishing to look at the pictures that I have previously posted. Photobucket deleted my account without warning.  :/

wist: http://wists.com/dannispring240
etsy: http://stumpcrafts.etsy.com
byonic_girl
Offline Offline

Posts: 775
Joined: 06-Mar-2007

Tohnia & Mike [1/27/2008]


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 04:52:08 PM »

ridiculously cute!  I love them!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

anxiety is the maiden hand of creativity - T.S. Eliot
EasilyAmused
Offline Offline

Posts: 99
Joined: 26-Jun-2004

You're gonna make it after all.....


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008 05:16:58 PM »

they're so creative and cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 18288
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008 05:22:41 PM »

Very cute! How long is the whole earring? And what weight yarn did you use?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 5/21

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
panda
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008 05:35:00 PM »

Phoenixfiredesigns, you are so talented.  Is it possible to get a tute on the little yarn balls.

Again beautiful work....hope one day get you as swap partner.....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

troll1984
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008 05:51:38 PM »

These are really cute. Can I take a guess at how they are made? Pony beads (or other good sized beads with a large hole) wrapped in embroidery floss?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ashley's Wife, Austin and Allie's Mommy!

My Photography, My Blog, My Shop, My Wist
hippiejo74
Life, liberty and the pursuit of craftiness.
Offline Offline

Posts: 3250
Joined: 16-Sep-2007

Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008 06:04:29 PM »

 Shocked Shocked What a great use for the little bits I never throw away!! How did you make 'em stick??! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Come check out my etsy shop - vintage, eco-friendly and all kinds of crafty goodness Smiley
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5029774

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
1 Cor. 13:4
TheSleepyKnitter
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008 06:09:31 PM »

Those aren't quirky! They're cool, cool, cool! I have to make me some pairs, now. Thank you so much for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Adopting second "special needs" international baby, wanting cloth diapers to help cut expenses, will ===SWAP for cloth diapers===.
lee-lee ess.
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008 07:32:25 PM »

Were my ears pierced, I would wear those all the stinkin' time.  Very cute, I really like 'em!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kimmy_sue05
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008 08:34:18 PM »

love them so cute
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ullygecko
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008 08:30:36 AM »

Were my ears pierced, I would wear those all the stinkin' time.  Very cute, I really like 'em!
Me too!  My ears aren't but I totally love these!   They are so cute.  Hmm... Maybe that could be adapted to a bracelet?  Very nice work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
holothuroidea
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008 10:37:23 AM »

Yeah so those are pretty awesome and I will have to steal them.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 6996
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008 10:49:44 AM »

Sooo cute! Love those minis! I like that you stacked 3 on top of each other in different colors!  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
doaflip
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2008 11:42:20 AM »

Those are funky! I think they're kind of quirky, but quirky is definitely a good thing!
I would love a tute on those as well, if youre willing to share Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tumblr      Etsy     Twitter
kimmy_sue05
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008 11:59:03 AM »

I would love a tute as well and I think that they could easily be made with clip on backs. I actually am starting to see some clip-ons that actually look like the real thing
THIS ROCKS   Logged
suinoko
Strangely Multi-...talented?
Offline Offline

Posts: 214
Joined: 03-Oct-2007

GEEK


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008 04:28:42 PM »

Aw they're so cute! I love them.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I live only for the present moment, there is no other moment.

Here, take a look at my new Wist!
celestialamethyst
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2008 08:39:53 PM »

Adorable! I had an idea of earring with mini skeins of yarn and hooks, but they'd never look this good!  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

New to crochet early March 2008.
phoenixfiredesigns
~* The Amazing Miss M! *~
Offline Offline

Posts: 5097
Joined: 12-Apr-2007

(That crazy Tree of Life Pendant girl)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2008 10:07:21 PM »

First off, Thank you! for all the lovely compliments! I never thought it'd get such a nice response. Shocked Grin

Secondly, sorry for the delay in my reply. I've been dealing with three days of a migraine so I haven't been at the pc a lot and my attention span/ability to think has been zilch.

Third - answers!

Very cute! How long is the whole earring? And what weight yarn did you use?
About 2.5" dangle length. And no yarn at all!  Wink

Phoenixfiredesigns, you are so talented. Again beautiful work....hope one day get you as swap partner.....
Aw, how sweet! What a lovely compliment.  Cheesy

These are really cute. Can I take a guess at how they are made? Pony beads (or other good sized beads with a large hole) wrapped in embroidery floss?
Ding! We have a winner! They're doll house sized miniature items and thus, require a little bit of thinking-outside-the-box as it were to make. (i.e. what can I use to mimic something much larger in scale?) I use a large, cheap, plastic pony style bead and good old embroidery thread (and a lot of patience and a surprising amount of time - about 20 or so minute for each) to make little balls of "yarn."

Hmm... Maybe that could be adapted to a bracelet?  Very nice work!
That would be fun! I'll have to make up a bunch and try that next.

So the secret is that there's no yarn in the mini yarn balls.  Wink I came up with the idea a year or so ago when I wanted to include something yarn-ish in one of my Faerie Hutches that was going to be a gift for a friend. I browsed the web and ebay but really didn't want to shell out $6 for an "official" ball of dollhouse-sized yarn. I couldn't get mine to look like the long style of yarn, so I tried to think of another way of making yarn and I thought about the classic yarn ball idea. (You know, the stuff that kittens bat around in old cartoons.) So the idea just kinda came to me full-formed. I needed a gift for someone who knits and I thought I'd try and see what the little yarn balls looked like strung on eye pins and linked together into earrings. Sure enough, they were pretty darn cute!  Cheesy

Big thanks everyone for your super kind comments! I'll have to make up another batch and turn it into a bracelet next time.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

{ Like what I post? It's likely for sale! Etsy Storefront: http://phoenixfiredesigns.etsy.com }

{ My Blog: http://giveneyestosee.com/blog || LIKE PFD http://facebook.com/PhoenixFireDesigns }

{ Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/missmturner/ }
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
3 Styles That Maximize Clip-In Hair Extensions
How to Style a Side Bun
Michelle Obama Sports Brand New Highlighted Do
4 Top Celebrity Hair Trends Anyone Can Do
Best Products For Voluminous Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.