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« on: August 22, 2005 03:42:09 PM »

Embrace your inner hippie with this one-of a kind bracelet made entirely of cornhusks!




I was in the grocery store, talking with my mum about how i needed to come up with something totally random for this contest.  we happened to be buying corn. 

Whn we got home, i tore some cornhusks into strips, knotted the strips together, and then started knitting!  i think i used size 11 needles.


when dried, it looks like straw, but without the scratchyness!

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005 03:52:56 PM »

Now this is very creative!  It looks almost like it tickels....does it?  Very creative and cool!
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005 05:05:06 PM »

very creative
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005 05:21:40 PM »

How wonderfully unique! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005 05:40:50 PM »

great idea! I racked my brain too for this challenge!
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005 11:10:55 PM »

thats so very vegan
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 09:59:31 AM »

my inner hippie kind of controls my life. that is a sweet bracelet. ::scampers off to farmer's market::
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005 10:08:24 AM »

wow, that's pretty! i'm surprised it looks that nice, but it does! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2005 10:14:39 AM »

That does look really nice, and incredibly unique! Is it really brittle? Maybe you should dip it in some sort of varnish so you can keep it forever and ever and ever and ever! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005 10:56:56 AM »

i really like it before it dried
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2005 11:35:31 AM »

thanks for all your great comments! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2005 12:54:50 PM »

That is so beautiful! I love it.

How long did it take to dry? And about how many husks did you use? (what ever measurement you would like)
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2005 02:58:19 PM »

That is so beautiful! I love it.

How long did it take to dry? And about how many husks did you use? (what ever measurement you would like)

actually, it didnt take long to dry at all...well, im just assuming this since basically i tied it to my window blinds and waited for the submission deadline to come around!

and it didnt take that many husks at all.  one ear of corn, at most, probably. of course, i dont really know, since i just salvaged some from a pile.   i knit mine in really thin strips.
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2005 08:24:34 PM »

its like austin on project runway! very cute. and organic.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005 01:58:47 PM »

how very austin scarlett of you!
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005 02:15:51 PM »

it is cute, i just have a little warning. i have seasonal allergies and am very allergic to grass, like lawn grass, anyway, corn is a form of grass. and when it's dry, and it rubs your skin, it can leave little microscopic cuts -- like that won't bleed, but will leave a horrible rash on a person like me. it looks (and feels) like you've been burned. i never knew anything about it until i went walking through a cornfield once... anyway, i still have scars. just be careful if you have any kind of seasonal allergies.
(wishing i could be a hippie cornhusk girl too...)
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005 09:01:43 PM »

That bracelet is completely amazing. It looks like an animal with tendrils and scales. Absolutely beautiful. And I love how it looks before it's dried, but it looks equally as cool after, too.

Was it hard to work?
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2005 04:01:42 AM »

gorgeous. I wonder if you can dye it...with veggie dye or something of course... well, whatever works.
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2005 07:29:05 PM »

Woah, i love the look it took on when it dried...
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2005 10:54:53 PM »

it is cute, i just have a little warning. i have seasonal allergies and am very allergic to grass, like lawn grass, anyway, corn is a form of grass. and when it's dry, and it rubs your skin, it can leave little microscopic cuts -- like that won't bleed, but will leave a horrible rash on a person like me. it looks (and feels) like you've been burned. i never knew anything about it until i went walking through a cornfield once... anyway, i still have scars. just be careful if you have any kind of seasonal allergies.
(wishing i could be a hippie cornhusk girl too...)


Oh man.  *Waves from Iowa* Even though I don't want to make my state any more stereotyped, I have to share that we have a lot of corn here among other prairie grasses and such and such.  The smell of fresh growing corn on a late summer/early autumn evening as you're driving down back highways is wonderful.

I'll have to share this with my family when I'm at my grandpa's farm.

And blast it all, I just shucked some sweet corn yesterday.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2005 11:03:42 PM »

Totally. Awesome.
I want to make one. All I need now is some corn...
I can't tell whether I like it dried or regular better.
How long did it take to dry?
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2005 07:23:30 AM »

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well, i wonder if you could coat it in.....nailpolish or something?  something sealing....it would look a little plastic-y, i think.  thats so sad! Embarrassed
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2008 10:29:09 AM »

This is so amazing! Wonderful idea Smiley
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How cool! It looks gorgeous!
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