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« on: December 09, 2009 09:20:52 AM »

I made these using a technique my best friend taught me when she organized and I participated in the Coraline swap. For doll heads and round balls like this, aluminum foil covered with Sculpey clay that is baked becomes an ornament like this! I bought galvanized wire for the loops and wrapped the foil around those loops before I put clay over it. They're fairly heavy and pretty sturdy ornaments!
For the outside, I began with a crocheted round and increased for the allowance of the bottom of the ball and then just crocheted in the round until I reached the top then decreased and bound it off when it reached itself completely.

Here are some close-ups!

This one was a wool bought in Florida by the same friend. I made hers out of that!

Eyelash yarns were my favorite with these!

Homespun yarns do well, too!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009 11:35:48 AM »

These look pretty cool.  I like the way you have described them.  Nice job.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009 12:30:56 PM »

fun idea. They turned out great. My fav is the third one down, the light blue and orange.

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