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Anyone care to share what you use to make the really thin ones? I've tried Michelles directions - could not get them to stay bent. I also tried Sara's idea w/ the caterpillar - still no luck - I kept burning the ribbon. I ended up using some 1/8 and wetting it w/ fray check and curling it w/ a clip - it turned out ok but I really like the look of the thin wispy ones like the oh so talented Karyn of Little Pink Ladybug.
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Do you have a woodburner? That seems to work the best and if you want to curl it just a bit, just hold it against the top of the burner for a quick second.
That's what I do.
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I would do what the above ladies do. I really need to get a woodburner tool, I burned my finger so bad yesterday using a lighter!!
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if you get frustrated with the woodburning tool then use round bead cord that is what i use when I can't seem to get the ribbon to stay the way I want too.
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yes, I do have a woodburner - I'll try that this evening. Thanks so much. I think I'll also try to find the bead cord too - one more thing to add to my list!
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What does the round bead cord look like? I may try that approach myself since antennae seem to be hard for me to conquer also!
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if you get frustrated with the woodburning tool then use round bead cord that is what i use when I can't seem to get the ribbon to stay the way I want too.
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What is Sara's method with the caterpillar?
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I also tried Sara's idea w/ the caterpillar - still no luck - I kept burning the ribbon. I ended up using some 1/8 and wetting it w/ fray check and curling it w/ a clip - it turned out ok but I really like the look of the thin wispy ones like the oh so talented Karyn of Little Pink Ladybug.
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these are the caterpillar antenna instructions from Sarah (thanks again, Sarah - this one is super cute. My dd absolutely loves hers - she said that she wants to sleep with it tonight!)

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Anyone care to share what you use to make the really thin ones? I've tried Michelles directions - could not get them to stay bent. I also tried Sara's idea w/ the caterpillar - still no luck - I kept burning the ribbon. I ended up using some 1/8 and wetting it w/ fray check and curling it w/ a clip - it turned out ok but I really like the look of the thin wispy ones like the oh so talented Karyn of Little Pink Ladybug.

ah, I just saw this. (and thank you ) I use some type of thick thread (thin cord?) It was in the beading and jewelry area of a high end craft store. I honestly have no idea what it is, no label or anything on it. So I bought the whole roll. but if you pm me your address I will send you a sample of it, (maybe you can identify?) Or I could pick some up for you at the craft store. I think it was @ $7.00 for the roll plus shipping.
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