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« on: September 17, 2011 03:16:26 AM »

I got sick of my ugly earplugs which were discoloured from various things like paint so I thought I'd cover them in embroidery floss. I thought this would be an hour job.... but no this took me 5 hours, I couldn't wait to stop lol.

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011 03:38:40 AM »

I can appreciate that!  I have had hair wraps put in that were full spirals!  And I knitted an icord cover for my earbuds too.  Nice!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011 04:06:29 AM »

I crocheted mine in pink but think I like this better! It looks fancier. Question though does your earplugs have the split and how did you knot around it and still make it look nice?
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011 05:36:12 AM »

Thanks, I've seen both knitted and crocheted earplugs and loved them but I can't knit or crochet so had a go at this.

wicket-poo, yes my earplugs have the split, I used the whole floss bundle and pulled out a length of the whole cord from end to end then added approximately 6-7 times the length of the cord from the start of the split to the earbud. I tied the floss leaving the length next to the cord and started knotting over both the cord and floss. I ended up using 2 8m embroidery floss bundles for this, when I was about to run out I just tied the new bundle over the 2 bundles and cord, after a few knots I trimmed off the short floss and continued knotting as normal.
Here is a basic visual explanation, not sure if my instructions are overly clear lol.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011 09:04:11 AM »

thanks so much for the tutorial! Cheesy was wondering how you pulled it off with the split in the middle of the ear plugs. now off to try and make a set for myself with an extra set of ear plugs. Thanks again so much!
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011 11:41:04 AM »

Awesome!! This is such a cool idea. Thank you for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011 02:53:25 PM »

So cool!!! I think that I'll be trying this for myself! Thanks a lot for the tutorial and the great idea Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011 10:17:22 PM »

Thanks, have fun. The basic spiral technique is Chinese staircase and I first watched a youtube video to see how it was done.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011 09:04:35 AM »

I love it! Love the color you used too. I was thinking of doing the exact same thing with my earphones (got inspired by a chinese staircase friendship bracelet I got from a swap), but I'm still using a pair that has a crocheted cover. Once I get a new pair, I'm definitely doing this too. Yours came out really nice
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011 09:47:55 AM »

That is awesome. I would never have thought of doing that to mine...maybe people would stop looking at me like I was nuts when I wrap my headphone cord around my neck if they thought it was just a necklace or something. Good idea!
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