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161  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Felt Hair Clips on: July 08, 2004 10:56:20 AM
those are so cool!  think i gotta make some this weekend....thanks for the inspiration! i was wondering what i was going to do with the felt i found in my closet last week!
162  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Candy Cane Bracelets on: July 07, 2004 12:01:10 PM
Can you tape matching hemp to the ends?  It would probably be better to do that when you started maybe.  Or you can wire wrap a closure on the ends.

Hope that helps - those bracelets are cool.  WIll you post a picture when you decide how to close them?

163  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Fraggle Hat? = Fraggle Purse! on: July 07, 2004 08:51:34 AM
Thanks!  It worked up really fast!  I'm going to make another in pink and red after I finish my felted bag.
164  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fraggle Hat? = Fraggle Purse! on: July 02, 2004 03:12:14 AM
I don't remember who posted the fraggle hat - but I thought it was really cool.  I was even on the first coupla rows of it when I realized I live in soCal and my hat wearing times are short and I wanted to fraggle now.  So, I turned it into a purse.  Prob'ly someone's already thought of that, but it's new to me!

It's lined with a cotton fabric (that is too short for the bag, but at the last minute I decided to show the border.) The straps are four strands chains - 3 black and 1 of the b/w ribbon.  Got the black yarn at the thrift.

Can't wait to carry it!  I love my purse!

165  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: I need HELP with RESIN CASTING!!! on: June 30, 2004 02:47:31 PM
Have you tried Envirotex?  It is a 2 part resin hardener.  The only time I have gotten sticky results is when I've gotten the measurements off.  Don't use in humid weather or in a damp area, because moisture will collect and may also make your final product sticky.  Um....what else.... Oh!  I use little disposable plastic cups like the ones that come with cough syrup for kids - that way the measures are spot on.  The envirotex takes equal parts though - so you could use any constant measure.  The only other thing I can think of for a 2 part resin to come out sticky is the combo isn't be mixed enough. 
166  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Medicine Bag on: June 27, 2004 01:05:24 PM

It is very small - about 1"x1.5".  I half double crocheted it lengthwise.  It makes more sense to do it as one piece I guess, but I didn't know what it was going to look like when I started, so I did it as two.  Plus I liked that the different color yarns were used to stitch up the sides - kind of brings the whole thing together.  With a much bigger piece, I'd probably work it double stranded so it wouldn't sag in the middle.
167  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Medicine Bag on: June 26, 2004 11:33:40 PM
Hi, I'm new here but I've been busy reading for the last week or so.

I've recently been possessed by crocheting.  Here's a medicine bag I made for a friend's mom who was looking for something nice to carry her nitro in. 

I made the bag part in 2 pieces and stitched them together with the multi-color fibers that are in the fringe. 
168  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cotton on: June 21, 2004 11:32:21 AM
Cotton makes for a nice beanie cap
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