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Old 12-20-2010, 02:44
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Why are my diamonds not reaching all the way to the ends??? No matter how many times I've tried, they keep inching over. I noticed that the green ribbon is Offray and the brown is "Celebrate It" - they are a TINY DROP off in width... could this be the reason?!?! Please HELP!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:51
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hmmm... I'm not an expert, but I have done several of these. To me it looks like you need to pull your ribbon tighter. I pull it tight, tight after every braid, and clip it down with a couple of strong alligators as I go.
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Yup you gotta pull tight and use more then one clip I usually do every 2 inches for a clip. Also I have noticed that if you dont start off with your weaving placement being even your diamonds will never be right no matter how tight you pull. i have done this a few times its very annoying.
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Yup you gotta pull tight and use more then one clip I usually do every 2 inches for a clip. Also I have noticed that if you dont start off with your weaving placement being even your diamonds will never be right no matter how tight you pull. i have done this a few times its very annoying.
Exactly! I keep starting over! How do you know how to get it even?! The instructions I found on youtube just said to glue 2 ribbons to each other and then make an x.

I do clip it, I just took them off so you see my stupid diamonds lol. I guess I'll try.. yet again. I cannot give up, these are sooo cool!!! I can't wait to see the looks on people's faces when they say "YOU made THAT"?!?!
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Agree tightness is the hardest part of doing these.
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Agree tightness is the hardest part of doing these.
My fingers are killing me and I'm not even half way done! And I noticed some gaps in the back... debating if I should unravel and fix them
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Second attempt: a little better, I think. Right? Right?!?!

Still not perfect though; should I unravel and redo???
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looks great!!!!!!!!!
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looks great!!!!!!!!!
See how the diamond tips are not exactly touching each other? Are they supposed to be like that????
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also - you're making a 1 inch headband? the smaller ones are easier to start with. the graduated headbands are a little trickier. you're doing great.
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