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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 17:28

This is the hedgehog we made yesterday at Jewellery Group: it's made using the same technique as the earrings shown at the front of the picture. You wind the wire round something cylindrical (knitting needle for the earrings, broom handle for the hedgehog) to make a coil; remove from cylinder; pull coil out a bit, to give some space between each ring of the coil; start winding the coil over and over, like we used to do to make a ball of knitting wool, to form a ball.



When I was about two-thirds through the winding (it doesn't form a decent ball shape for a while), I looked to see if there was an area that was a bit sparse that I could form into the nose. Nose is a circle of drink-can aluminium, made into a cone, and wired onto the hedgehog: eyes are black beads, also wired on.

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Post by Di Masters on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 17:44

Cute. And is he going to live out in the garden?

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 18:45

Yes, Di - at least he won't get nicked, like my copper allium!

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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 18:48

That looks like fun Lynda, the earrings are very wearable.

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Post by gingerjo on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 19:15

Aw cute.
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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 19:50

Wore the purple earrings, same design, last Thursday and the chiropodist has asked me to make two pairs for her - receptionist commented on them, too.

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Post by cb on Thu 2 Mar 2017 - 21:36

They're different Lynda & lovely colour for the earrings.
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Post by Lorraine on Fri 3 Mar 2017 - 6:30

Yep, cute's the word. That's smashing.

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