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« on: November 26, 2005 04:58:16 PM »

I was inspired by a Crafters Coast to Coast show I saw like 2 years ago...This lady made some HUGE bugs out of lightbulbs. I thought they were awesome.
I based my bugs on her idea of using a lightbulb, but changed them a bit.
They all sold at my craft show this weekend, and they're fun to make. Just thought I would share

Back row: Gumball, Sunny, Sorbet, Lady, Honeydew
Front row: Dot, Pinky, Tangerine, Sprinkle, Fizz
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005 05:22:37 PM »

They are adorable - can you give some hints how you made them?
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2005 05:30:41 PM »

Very cute! How about a tute? :)d
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005 05:57:45 PM »

what materials did you use besides lightbulbs?

behind the eyes looks like mesh screening or something?
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005 06:05:20 PM »

ohh cute! A tutorial would be awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2005 06:10:37 PM »

omg, they are so adorable. love the colors you used.

 P.S.I saw that Crafters Coast to Coast episode here's the website for that episode :

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005 09:50:25 PM »

OMG those are adorable!  Kudos to you for actually sitting through an episode!  (The camera work always gives me a kind of sea sick feeling - but then again, I AM getting older! ha!)
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2005 10:17:56 PM »

Just absolutely love it!!! Think I might just have to try it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2005 01:13:59 PM »

themoonisout: I used the following- mod podge, tissue paper and Sharpie paint pens for the wings, standard light bulbs for the large bugs (A black light for the ladybug) and appliance bulbs for the small ones, 18 or 16 gage wire for the legs and 20 gage wire for the wings and feelers, Doll/cat/frog eyes, wire meshing for holding the eyes, Gorilla glue to hold it all together. Plus wire cutters, needle nose pliers, paint brush and scissors...

As for a tute, I'll see what I can put together, although, the pictures that go along with the CC2C tute are pretty accurate, minus the curling of the legs part, using eyelashes and using epoxy. I also used two layers of tissue paper for the wings and use the sharpie paint pens to decorate the ends of the legs, feelers and the wire mesh.

Thanks for your interest everyone!
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2005 05:28:41 PM »

Thanx for the info. I've been saving lightbulbs for years and so far have only made Snowmen out of them. I'm definetely going to give this a try. Thanx again, d Smiley Smiley
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