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Old 07-10-2009, 01:41
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Default Elastic on button pony-o's???

OK - I really like to use the thick Goody elastics from WM when I make my button ponytail holders, and I use the smaller ones for the piggy tail sets. Up to now, I have been removing the shank, putting in the elastic, and re-tying with wire. I was trying to put a set in a doll hair piggy (prop) and the elastic snapped. Now I can't do anything with that set.

If I just wanted to loop the elastics through, in case they break, they can be replaced, HOW IN THE HECK-EK DO YOU GET THE ELASTICS THROUGH THE SHANK???!!! I am dumbfounded! There is no way the big ones would fit and even the small ones won't go through folded over. Is this impossible????
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:53
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Default Re: Elastic on button pony-o's???

This is the way I do it and it works and is quick and easy. Forget the large elastics cos like you said they won't go through. Use the thin elastics only. Thread a needle with reasonably strong cotton (I double the thread), thread the needle through the shank for a few inches. Hook the elastic with the needle and thread, thread the needle back into the shank and pull.....the thread will pull the elastic through the hole in the shank - stop there (otherwise if you keep pulling, you will pull the elastic all the way through and then you'll have to start all over again). You will have like a figure 8 with the elastic (a loop either side of the shank) and from there you just hook one of the elastic loops over the other, pull and bingo...finished!! I hope you understand all this, but it really is very easy and simple and only takes a few seconds to do.
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Default Re: Elastic on button pony-o's???

Linda - you are a genius!!! OK! I totally got it from your description!!!! I will go to WM today and find some larger but skinnier ponytail holders and give it a try! Thank you!!!!
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This is the way I do it and it works and is quick and easy. Forget the large elastics cos like you said they won't go through. Use the thin elastics only. Thread a needle with reasonably strong cotton (I double the thread), thread the needle through the shank for a few inches. Hook the elastic with the needle and thread, thread the needle back into the shank and pull.....the thread will pull the elastic through the hole in the shank - stop there (otherwise if you keep pulling, you will pull the elastic all the way through and then you'll have to start all over again). You will have like a figure 8 with the elastic (a loop either side of the shank) and from there you just hook one of the elastic loops over the other, pull and bingo...finished!! I hope you understand all this, but it really is very easy and simple and only takes a few seconds to do.
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Thank you for posting this!! I've been using the big ones too and had several break but this sounds SO much better!
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Default Re: Elastic on button pony-o's???

Ok I am just a dummy when it comes to these. I have the covered buttons. I read through the instructions above but I need pictures!!! I am SUCH a visual person I gotta see it before I can do it Anyone have a minute that they could take pictures of threading the elastic through? THANK YOU!!!
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