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« on: February 07, 2009 02:02:14 PM »

Hello everyone! Grin

I just wanted a quick word on what material one would advise in using for poseable arms and/or legs in plush? I went ahead and bought a small packet of non-cloth metallic stem wires (from the floral section) for more potential durability, but would simple pipe cleaners be a better option? I'd like something durable enough that wouldn't risk snapping inside, but pliable enough to actually move accordingly, and at the same thing not risk tearing through the stuffing or outer layer (presumably fleece).

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009 08:27:09 AM »

a pipe cleaner bent in half works well and is thick enough you can pose the limbs! Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009 03:43:35 PM »

A pipe cleaner works well for thinner appendages like fingers. If you wan to bend an arm or leg, it will need to be a thicker, sturdier wire. There are also armatures available to buy, that look a bit like pop beads. They're durable plastic, and can be washed. There's no need to worry about them snapping in half.
http://dollsupply.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=228&catid=19&usg=__n9AFJXuV9es0NPPyh-L0vxGjkdA=
The other option is to make a wire armature:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2515653931_ba35984b6f_o.jpg
This one looks like they used a coat hanger. You would use this to pose the plush, and then leave it that way.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009 04:00:39 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009 06:42:57 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009 08:57:49 PM »

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