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« 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!
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008 08:34:18 PM »

love them so cute
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« 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!
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008 10:37:23 AM »

Yeah so those are pretty awesome and I will have to steal them.  Grin
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« 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
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« 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
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« 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
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008 04:28:42 PM »

Aw they're so cute! I love them.
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« 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
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« 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.

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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

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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.
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