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« on: October 23, 2017 12:44:40 PM »

So. If you are a Stranger Things fan, Christmas lights have new meaning to you. And if you didn't know it, we are finishing up a Stranger Things swap, just in time to enjoy our goodies for the season two drop this Friday! THIS FRIDAY!!! OH EM GEE!!! Shocked

Okay. Sorry. I had a moment there.

After getting my partner's questionnaire, I did some stalking and got it in my head to do a hoop and a keychain.

I originally was going to try and do the wall alphabet; but it was cost inefficient. Most of the small light strings in the stores come in weird numbers. Having multiple strings would be inefficient and heavy. So I decided to go for the scene where Joyce is talking to the string of lights in her hand. Originally I was trying to make my own drawing from a picture; but I'm not very artistically inclined. It just wasn't working with what I had. As I was finishing up the planning for this I *almost* switched to another topic; but then I found this drawing. I'm disappointed in myself because I don't remember where I got it. I usually like to give credit. It was simple enough though and I knew it would work perfectly.

Process:
- Using my handy dandy coupon for Michael's, I purchased the lights.
- Did the embroidery using a simple backstitch and some stem stitch.
- I cut my excess fabric to trim so I could finish the hoop.
- I carefully used white craft glue to finish off the hoop. (not always my preferred method; but I wanted it to not move at all)
- I carefully used my seam ripper to cut small holes in the fabric. Note for anyone that wants to do this down the line: Interface the portion you will be putting the lights on before cutting the holes. I didn't think to do that but probably should have.
- I used Fray Check on each hole to prevent further ripping or fraying of the fabric.
- I then stuck the lights through the hole, held it in place and glued with fast drying fabric glue. You could probaby use Goop or E6000 for this as well if you wanted to.
- After all of the glue was dry, I used black thread to tack down the excess wire.
- I used Goop glue to firm attach the on/off switch to the bottom back of the hoop/fabric.

The back is an absolute nightmare. I think I took a picture; but it made me flinch, so I deleted it. Roll Eyes

It sounds like my partner liked it. I hope you guys like it as well.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017 01:15:38 PM »

If I could marry an inanimate object, this might be it. Great job. This is phenomenal.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017 04:49:04 PM »

Anything I could say would be completely subpar after kwality!   Preach it!

Yeah.  What she said.


Absolutely love your work. You're amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017 09:54:45 PM »

This is the greatest thing.  I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017 01:41:09 PM »

That is beyond awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017 09:57:06 AM »

I wanted to thank everyone for all the nice comments.

I also wanted to share this cool resource I found! I made the above project with a small LED string from Michael's; but today I saw a project by @bargraf on IG where she mentioned using Lilypad e-textile modules in a small project. So I *had* to look it up. Of course. This is what I found:


https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/135


I am thinking about springing for (or asking for Christmas) the kit because it shows you how to do four projects. Some of the pieces are not super pricey; but I would want to learn how to use them. I'm not super techie like that. If any of you use them I would love to see what you make!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017 10:04:43 AM »

It's so cool!
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017 01:54:25 PM »

I will have to try and open on a desktop. Ugh!

Until then, this is another method using conductive thread. I had no idea it was a thing!

http://makezine.com/2010/09/27/how-to_led_embroidery/
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017 12:15:33 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017 12:30:04 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley

Congrats!!  I knew it would be one!  SO awesome!
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