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« on: September 04, 2005 07:34:03 AM »

Inspired by some of the posts I've seen on here, etsy and the too-expensive purldrop earrings, I made up some earrings for myself. 


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They were a big hit when I was back at the in-laws' a couple weeks ago for my niece's birthday party--multiple people telling me to open a boutique, etc.  I have way too much craft stuff, so I've decided I have to use up what I have before I can get anything else.  Which means lots of handmade Xmas gifts and attempting to sell the stuff.  After all, I can only wear so many earrings myself  Tongue

Anyway, comments please!! 
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005 08:12:40 AM »

I really really love the brown ones.. Browns my favorite color
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005 02:43:37 PM »

Cool!  I like them a lot.
Are they floppy, or did you crochet tight enough that they are stiff?
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005 02:52:36 PM »

those are really cute!  i really like the blue and white ones.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005 03:40:09 PM »

 
Are they floppy, or did you crochet tight enough that they are stiff?

They're sort of in between floppy and stiff.  I thought about using a fabric stiffener on them, but haven't yet because they hold their shape pretty well as they are.

Glad you like them!
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005 07:35:20 AM »

I like them!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005 02:48:51 AM »

Those are really cute!  I used to make things like that a few years back.  I used crocheted magnet patterns and used the thread so they were small enough for earrings.  Can I ask what size hook you used.  It's been awhile so I can't remember the size I used.  Thanks!  Michelle
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005 02:53:51 AM »

So pretty! I just love the brown ones Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2005 06:35:07 AM »

Can I ask what size hook you used.  It's been awhile so I can't remember the size I used.  Thanks!  Michelle

I used a sz 5 steel crochet hook, and the flowers end up being about 1-1.25" in diameter. I can make 3 from a single skein of floss (8.7 yds), so I've been making and saving the extra single ones for now.  Maybe inspiration will hit eventually and I'll make something out of them.
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2005 12:06:07 PM »

i love them... i'm not sure i could work with such a tiny hook without stabbing myself in the eye repeatedly. looks tedious!!!! you could always stick the singles together and make a choker or longer necklace... or if you had a jillion of them you could make garland for an xmas tree or to just drape around... i think it would be pretty!!! oh and you could take and string toether different lengths of them and attach to a stick or something for a window hanging/curtainy thing. =)
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