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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010 12:21:29 PM »

Oh, now I see...you actually braided the strands (while raw) rather than knitting or crocheting with them after baking.  Look great.

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i've only ever used fimo brand clay (not so much preference just its the easiest to get hold of)

Which Fimo line did you use?... Classic or Soft? 
And your strands don't look totally smooth after extruding (in the extreme closeups)...why is that? Did you perhaps not warm or use an additive to make the clay really smooth before putting in the clay gun?

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classic. im not sure if i conditioned it enough or if its just so cold in our house it caused it to crackle when tightly twisted Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010 01:07:46 PM »

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classic. im not sure if i conditioned it enough or if its just so cold in our house it caused it to crackle when tightly twisted

Ah, could easily be both.
 
If you're interested in various ways to make (any) polymer clay more supple, and especially for extruding, check out this page:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm
And this one has a lot about using clay guns with polymer clay that could be helpful too:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/claygun.htm

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010 03:13:29 PM »

You're a genius! I would have thought this "look" would be impossible, and not only have you done it, you've given us a wonderful tute!

Thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010 05:10:50 PM »

As a knitter myself, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to receive one of these. I can't believe the work that went into them. The technique you used looks so intricate! I think I would have lasted about 2 minutes before I lost patience Smiley. Well done!!

Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010 07:00:52 PM »

These are SO CUTE!  The purple scarf is my fave, too!  Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010 05:24:59 AM »

I absolutely adore this! Your friend is going to love these and her tree will look so pretty Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010 05:33:41 AM »

Such cute ornaments for the avid knitters!  Your tutorial is nicely done as well.

I am partial to the red one--simply and yet detailed!
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010 06:21:16 AM »

These are really cool! I really thought it was actual yarn until I clicked on it and realized it was clay...very nicely done!
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010 06:36:04 AM »

wow! this is really great!
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2010 09:30:41 PM »

Wow! This is very awesome! I would be so excited and impressed if I got a gift like this from one of my friends! I really only work with yarn, so maybe I don't know as much as some other people, but I think it looks flawless!
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